L-EMLTM-Based Transmitters Achieve Qualification and are Shipping to Major Cable MSOs
ALHAMBRA, CALIF. - EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ:EMKR), a leading provider of Indium Phosphide (InP) optical chips, components, subsystems and systems for the broadband and specialty fiber optics market, announced today that it is expanding production of DOCSIS 3.1, 1550 nm CATV transmitters utilizing Linear Externally Modulated Laser (L-EMLTM) technology. L-EMLTM-based transmitters have achieved qualification with major cable MSOs and are in volume production. The new EMCORE MEDALLION 8100 L-EMLTM-based 1RU transmitter will be on display at the 2016 Cable-Tec Expo, September 27-29, booth #311 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.
L-EMLTM technology expands on EMCORE's leadership in Mixed-Signal Optics products. It was invented, developed and is manufactured exclusively at EMCORE and features a breakthrough optical device innovation at its core. The L-EMLTM device consists of a high-power, low-noise, narrow linewidth laser combined with a proprietary highly-linearized modulator in a monolithic assembly. It enables long distance optical link performance approaching traditional lithium niobate-based externally-modulated transmitters, but is more cost-effective for its targeted applications and far exceeds the performance of Distributed Feedback (DFB) laser-based systems.
"L-EML-based CATV transmitters usher in a new era of transmission technology for the industry and we are extremely pleased at the enthusiastic reception and successful qualification at major MSOs," said Grant Olecko, Senior Product Line Director at EMCORE. "With the rapid growth of next generation DOCSIS 3.1 deployments, EMCORE developed a cost-effective solution that overcomes the technical limitations of linear DFBs, while pushing the boundaries of performance towards traditional, but higher cost, lithium niobate-based solutions," added Olecko.
"The L-EML innovation is a truly disruptive technology in the industry which we unveiled at ANGACOM earlier this year, and we continue to ramp production to meet demand following additional successful trials," commented Gyo Shinozaki, Vice President of Marketing for EMCORE. "We are excited to showcase L-EML for the first time publicly in the U.S. at the 2016 Cable-Tec Expo."
At the Cable-Tec Expo, EMCORE will also showcase its full system level portfolio for CATV including the new MEDALLION 6100 series transmitters, the MEDALLION 7110 series of low-noise, high power EDFAs and the MEDALLION 2100 optical A/B switch. In addition, EMCORE will feature its full line of DOCSIS 3.1 lasers, DFB CATV butterfly and TO-56 lasers, low-noise optical receivers, broadband photodiodes, and components for wireless and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) applications.