News | March 1, 2018

Oclaro Introduces Suite Of Integrated Optical Components For 400G And 600G Networks

Industry Leading Indium Phosphide Technology Enables Oclaro to Raise the Bar on Optical Performance, Low Power Consumption and Faceplate Density

San Jose, CA /PRNewswire/ - Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions, today announced it is sampling a suite of integrated optical components that enable transmission solutions up to 600 Gbp/s per wavelength for long-haul, regional, metro and data center interconnect applications. Components in the portfolio include a 64Gbaud micro-Intradyne Coherent Receiver (micro-ICR), a 64Gbaud Integrated Coherent Transmitter (ICT), a 100kHz micro-integrated tunable laser assembly (micro-ITLA), a 64Gbaud high-bandwidth co-packaged driver modulator (HB-CDM), and a high-bandwidth LiNbO3 polarization multiplexed - quadrature Mach-Zehnder (PM-QMZ) modulator.

"Oclaro's world-class Photonic Integration at the Indium Phosphide chip level, combined with our leading packaging expertise, results in the highest performance, high density solutions which are ideal for the next generation of line card solutions at 600Gb/s per wavelength," said Beck Mason, President of Oclaro's Integrated Photonics Business. "We have leveraged these capabilities to meet the stringent requirements of our optical system customers without comprising performance, density, power dissipation or cost."

Oclaro will be showcasing its suite of integrated optical components at the upcoming OFC conference on March 11-15 in San Diego, CA in booth #2812.

About the Suite of Components  
The Oclaro micro-ITLA complies with the OIF micro-ITLA Implementation Agreement and uses Oclaro's thermally tuned DS-DBR laser technology to dramatically reduce low frequency phase noise and linewidth while also increasing optical output power to above +17dBm, all contained in a reduced size footprint.

The HB-CDM complies with the OIF HB-CDM Implementation Agreement and uses Oclaro's high bandwidth Indium Phosphide PM-QMZ modulator chip with a co-packaged matched RF driver. Flexible optical power and high linearity is achieved through the use of semiconductor optical amplifiers integrated within the InP modulator chip.

The high-bandwidth LiNbO3 PM-QMZ modulator is already released to production and shipping. 

The 64Gbaud+ ICT combines a narrow line width laser with a high bandwidth PM-QMZ Mach Zehnder modulator to support flexible baud rates up to 64Gbaud and 64-QAM modulation. This enables transmission from 100 Gbp/s to 600 Gbp/s. Built-in SOAs, tunable filter and Polarization Multiplexer eliminate the need for external optical components and simplify assembly while enabling operation in colorless networks. The ICT provides a local oscillator output with +12dBm EOL power for a mated coherent receiver.

The 64-Gbaud+ ICR is a fully integrated coherent receiver able to support flexible data rates from 100 Gbp/s to 600G+. It supports rates up to 64Gbaud with modulation schemes such as 64-QAM. The 64Gbaud ICR has an integrated MPD and VOA to support single channel and multichannel applications in colorless networks. It is compliant with the form factor specified in the OIF Implementation Agreement OIF-DPC-MRX-01.0

The 64Gbaud ICR almost doubles the bandwidth relative to 32Gbaud parts without change in responsivity.  This enables Oclaro's 64Gbaud ICT-ICR pair to maximize link budgets in both existing and green field networks while doubling the capacity per channel. The compact form factors and integrated functionality of the 64Gbaud ICT-ICR pair make them suitable for the stringent size requirements on next generation high density 600G platforms.

Oclaro's suite of optical components is sampling today and is expected to be in volume production by the end of 2018.

About Oclaro
Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), is a leader in optical components and modules for the long-haul, metro and data center markets. Leveraging more than three decades of laser technology innovation and photonics integration, Oclaro provides differentiated solutions for optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, application virtualization and other bandwidth-intensive and high-speed applications. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter at @OclaroInc.

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