Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ:OCLR) reported photonic integrated coherent transmitters and intradyne coherent receiver for 600G and 400G applications. These high-performance elements can be configured for numerous data rates, allowing customers to cover an extensive range of network applications from DCIs to ultra-long haul transmission. The company will be demonstrating these two new offerings at the ECOC Exhibition.
Beck Mason, the President of Integrated Photonics Business Unit at Oclaro, reported that with their ICT and ICR product offerings, consumers will be able to advance high-performance coherent systems that are flexible in the bandwidth presented per port as well as cost competitive by increasing the data that can be done on a single wavelength. These new components use company’s proven know-how in photonic integration and indium phosphide technology, allowing company to continually raise the bar on density, low power and performance.
The 64Gbaud ICT combines an ultra-narrow line width laser and a QPSK Mach Zehnder Modulator to boost flexible baud rates up to 64-QAM and 64Gbaud modulation. This allows transmission from 100G to 600G. Established in semiconductor optical amplifiers, a variable optical attenuator and a tunable filter remove the requirement for external optical components and streamlines assembly while allowing operation in colorless networks. The ICT offers a local oscillator feed with output power of more than 12dBm for optimal receiver performance.
The 64Gbaud ICR marks as a fully integrated coherent receiver that boosts flexible data rates. It can work at rates up to 64Gbaud with modulation schemes like 64-QAM. This ICR has an integrated MPD and VOA to boost multichannel and single channel applications in colorless networks.
The 64Gbaud ICR is compliant with the form element specified in OIF Implementation Agreement – OIF-DPC-MRX-01.0. It nearly doubles the bandwidth without alterations in responsivity comparative to 32Gbaud parts, which allows 64Gbaud ICT-ICR pair to fulfill link budgets in current networks while increasing the capacity.