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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The increasing value of optical fibre assets in metropolitan areas is shaping the business models of companies that provide access to them, finds Andy Extance

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As 2017 draws to a close, Scott Wilkinson looks ahead to what’s in store for the optical communications industry in 2018

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An English city with a world-class 5G test-bed is about to make telecommunications history, reports Rebecca Pool