NeoPhotonics Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of optoelectronic solutions for the highest speed communications networks in telecom and datacenter applications, today announced that it will demonstrate its new 64 GBaud, polarization multiplexed, quadrature micro-modulator (Micro-MOD) at the Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition. The Micro-MOD is implemented in a small form factor (3.9x27x13 mm) package which co-packages a quad-channel, differential 64 GBaud driver with an Indium Phosphide based Mach-Zehnder (MZ) quadrature modulator chip.
It is intended that the Micro-MOD will align with the Optical Internetworking Forum’s recently-announced project to develop an Implementation Agreement for a “High Baud Rate Coherent Modulator Function”. This new modulator is designed for applications in pluggable coherent CFP2-ACO and CFP2-DCO modules as well as on transport linecards, and joins the NeoPhotonics family of 64 GBaud components, including a 64 GBaud Micro-ICR and ultra-narrow linewidth tunable lasers.
NeoPhotonics Micro-MOD has a bandwidth over 40 GHz and exhibits low insertion loss in a small form factor modulator. By integrating the drivers inside the modulator package directly adjacent to the low power InP modulator chip, the total power requirement is 4.5 Watts. The Micro-MOD is designed to be used in 400/600 Gbps coherent transceiver modules and in line card applications which leverage its small size, high bandwidth and low power dissipation. The module can be configured with optional surface mount or flex connections, facilitating flexibility in component placement for critical size and PCB location constraints. To find out more about Coherent Modulators please refer to the blog post “Coherent IQ Modulator Performance.”
This new Micro-MOD, along with NeoPhotonics broad suite of products for 100Gbps and beyond line side and data center applications, will be displayed in Booth #3017 at the OFC Conference and Exhibition in Los Angeles, California, 21 to 23 March, 2017.