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Lumentum at OFC 2021

Lumentum Holdings Inc., an industry-leading provider of next-generation optical communications solutions, announced the company will highlight its latest innovations for telecom, 5G wireless, cable and fiber access, and hyperscale data center networks at the virtual Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) from June 7 – 11, 2021.

Attendees at the virtual exhibition will have an opportunity to watch live presentations on key topics and trends in the industry from company thought leaders, request a meeting with representatives, and discover digital content highlighting Lumentum’s comprehensive optical communications portfolio including high-performance datacom laser chips, flexible coherent network transmission, next-generation TrueFlex ROADM solutions, and ultra-high-reliability pump lasers.

High-Performance 400G CFP2-DCO Coherent Transmission Modules

Building on the success of its 200G CFP2-DCO coherent pluggable transceiver modules, Lumentum has announced its latest innovation—the 400G CFP2-DCO—to its high-performance coherent transmission portfolio. These modules enable next-generation data center interconnects (DCI) and metro/regional to long-haul coherent networks at bit rates of 100G, 200G, 300G, and 400G. 

The new flex-coherent module supports all major industry initiatives including OpenROADM, OpenZR+, and OIF 400G ZR. It also adds numerous innovative proprietary modes when best performance is needed and cross-vendor interoperability is not. In addition, it supports L1 encryption, Link Layer Discovery Protocol, and Overhead IO channel.

Currently, the 400G CFP2-DCO is shipping as beta samples with production release planned for the third quarter of 2021. High-Speed 100G PAM4 DML for up to 2 km Data Center Reach 400G+ Applications Data center infrastructures are evolving toward 800G and beyond to address the exponential growth of intra-data center traffic, which requires cost-effective and power-efficient indium phosphide (InP) laser solutions at higher speed and reliability. In response, Lumentum has enhanced its latest 100G PAM4 (53 Gbaud) directly-modulated laser (DML) to expand the usage from 500 m for 100G DR and 400G DR4 and 100 m for 800G PSM8 DR4, to also transmit up to 2 km for 100G FR and 400G FR4 CWDM transceiver module applications.

These DMLs satisfy the needs of customers seeking lower cost and lower power consumption solutions by providing a smaller footprint with fewer components needed to operate in high-speed transceiver applications. 

Expanded capability for industry-leading TrueFlex WSS solutions

Lumentum’s comprehensive portfolio of wavelength selective switches (WSS) has further expanded to support all spectral bands, including C-band, L-band, and extended C-band, within all of its industry-leading WSS solutions that are at the core of next-generation colorless, directionless, and contentionless (CDC) and colorless, directionless (CD) ROADM architectures. Additionally, Lumentum has reinforced their exceptional manufacturing scale with production, agility, and flexibility to rapidly respond to changes in requested build configurations and spectral bands across any of its high-performance WSS products. Lumentum’s best-in-class lead on WSS delivery continues to be a critical enabler for network operators worldwide as they resume buildouts of massively-scalable and flexible high-capacity optical networks.

Presentations and Papers “EA-DFB and DML Technologies for Post 400gbe Applications” – Workshop Sunday, June 6, 2021 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.PDT Shigehisa Tanaka, Engineering Development Director,

Datacom “224-Gb/s PAM4 Uncooled Operation of Lumped-electrode EA-DFB Lasers with 2 km Transmission for 800GbE Application” – Technical Paper Tuesday, June 8, 2021 – 3:00 a.m. to 3:15 a.m. PDT Syunya Yamauchi, Principal Optical Engineer,

Datacom “106-Gb/s PAM4 Operation of Directly Modulated DFB Lasers from 25 to 70ºC for Transmission over 2 km SMF in the CWDM range” – Technical Paper Tuesday, June 8, 2021 – 3:45 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. PDT Takayuki Nakajima, Optical Engineer,

Datacom “5G Optics - Mobile Optical Solutions and Standards” – Panel Thursday, June 10, 2021 – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PDT Justin Abbott, Product Marketing Director,

Transmission “3D Sensing Beyond Gesture Recognition” – Technology Showcase Thursday, June 10, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PDT Jay Skidmore, Vice President,

R&D, 3D Sensing “3D Sensing Uses in Consumer and Automotive Markets” – Market Focus Panel Thursday, June 10, 2021 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT,Jay Skidmore, Vice President,

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