Engineered materials and optoelectronic component maker II-VI Inc of Saxonburg, PA, USA says that Dr Sanjai Parthasarathi (its VP of product marketing & strategy, Optical Communications Group) is speaking in the Market Focus event (on 20 September) at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC 2017) in Gothenburg, Sweden, reviewing emerging highly compact amplification solutions for coherent transmission.
High-bit-rate coherent transmission is one of the fastest-growing segments of the optical networking market, driven especially by pluggable coherent transceivers for metro and data-center interconnects. Increasingly complex transmission formats and silicon technologies require compact, low-noise amplification to overcome modulation losses. The talk assesses emerging compact amplification solutions, focusing on enabling components such as pump lasers, hybrids, tunable filters and their integration.
At ECOC 2017 (18-20 September), II-VI is exhibiting in booth #252, showcasing the most recent additions to its portfolio of solutions for optical networks. These include:
- the small-form-factor dual interleaver platform for high-bit-rate transmission and emerging applications in optical access networks;
- the Flexible Structure Optical Module (FlexSOM) erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) platform, designed to enable ultra-compact amplification in next-generation 100, 200 and 400G coherent transceivers; and
- the Optical Line Subsystem platform for data-center interconnects (DCI), which is optimized for direct-detect DWDM transceivers, including the new COLORZ-Lite 100G PAM4 platform from Inphi Corp of Santa Clara, CA, USA (a provider of high-speed mixed-signal ICs for communications, computing and data-center markets).
At ECOC, II-VI’s Optical Line Subsystem and Inphi’s COLORZ-Lite 100G PAM4 platforms are being jointly demonstrated in Inphi’s booth #337.