Oclaro

Just as Oclaro (booth 2747) drove the emergence of 100G networks, it is now also delivering a new generation of components and modules that will enable 400G networks and beyond. During OFC 2017, Oclaro will be showcasing a powerful line-up of 100G, 200G, and 400G products that exploit the company’s indium phosphide technology and photonic integration expertise. These products deliver the increased faceplate density, higher bandwidth, lower power consumption and longer reach that telecom service providers and data centre operators need to transition to higher speed networks capable of meeting the industry’s insatiable demand for more speed and bandwidth.

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Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance

Analysis and opinion
Analysis and opinion
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Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G

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Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang