Oclaro

NEWS

Lumentum acquires outstanding Oclaro common stock in $1.8 billion agreement

Lumentum Holdings and Oclaro have reached an agreement, on which the former will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of the latter. 
 
For each share of Oclaro stock held, The holder will be entitled to receive $5.60 in cash and 0.0636 of a share of Lumentum common stock, subject to the terms. The transaction values Oclaro at $9.99per share or approximately $1.8 billion in equity value, based on the closing price of Lumentum's stock on 9 March 2018. 
 

PRODUCT

Oclaro sampling suite of integrated optical components for up to 600 Gb/s per wavelength

Oclaro is sampling a suite of integrated optical components that enable transmission solutions up to 600 Gb/s per wavelength for long-haul, regional, metro and data centre interconnect applications.

Components in the portfolio include: a 64Gbaud micro-Intradyne Coherent Receiver (micro-ICR); 64Gbaud Integrated Coherent Transmitter (ICT); a 100kHz micro-integrated tunable laser assembly (micro-ITLA); 64Gbaud high-bandwidth co-packaged driver modulator (HB-CDM); and a high-bandwidth LiNbO3 polarisation multiplexed - quadrature Mach-Zehnder (PM-QMZ) modulator.

PRODUCT

Oclaro unveils 64Gbaud components for 400G and 600G transmission

At ECOC 2017 in Sweden, Oclaro unveiled photonic integrated coherent transmitters (ICTs) and intradyne coherent receiver (ICRs) that enable optical transmission speeds up to 600Gb/s. Both products support baud rates up to 64Gbaud and complex modulation schemes up to 64-QAM.

These high-performance components can be configured for data rates from 100Gb/s to 600Gb/s, enabling customers to build modules supporting a variety of network applications from data centre interconnect (DCI) to ultra-long-haul transmission.

PRODUCT

Oclaro demonstrates 400G CFP8 module at OFC 2017

Oclaro has announced sampling of a 400G CFP8 optical transceiver to support the ultra-high bandwidth requirements of core routers and optical transport applications. Oclaro held a live demo of the CFP8 at its booth #2747 at OFC 2017.

Delivering four times more bandwidth than existing 100G CFP-family devices in a small and compact footprint, the device operates with eight lasers using 50Gb/s per channel and PAM4.

FEATURE

Sharing of the wealth

Few industries are subject to the pace of innovation experienced in the telecom sector. But, as innovation escalates, so too does the cost of developing the novel technologies that help to keep companies ahead of their rivals. Optical components and module vendors in particular are feeling the pressure.

PRODUCT

Oclaro samples dual micro-ITLA

Oclaro says it is sampling a new dual micro-ITLA (integrable tunable laser assembly) containing two micro-ITLA devices in the same package. The dual micro-ITLA enables a 25 per cent reduction in size and 1W lower power consumption compared to using two discrete micro-ITLAs, while providing the same optical performance and reliability as the discrete devices.

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As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance

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Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move

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Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby

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With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand

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