Finisar launches 100G modules for telecom networks at OFC/NFOEC 2012

Telecom Lead India: Finisar Corporation has launched
two new 100G modules — a 100G coherent OIF transponder and a 100G DWDM CFP
with SpectraWave, an all-optical DWDM transport platform.

The company claims that Finisar’s modules offer new cost
economies and power efficiencies to telecom networks. These new modules
leverage critical vertical integration capabilities and established expertise
in 100G technology.

The new modules will be on display at OFC/NFOEC in
Finisar’s booth #1703 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, March 6-8, 2012.

Coherent technology enables a new architecture in optical
modules by eliminating dispersion compensation in long haul networks, resulting
in simpler network management for service providers.

Though the first generation of 100G coherent systems were
based on linecards specific to individual systems vendors, the availability of
commercial DSP chips will enable an ecosystem where module vendors with
internal optics capability can drive compelling solutions in cost, power and

“Finisar has often demonstrated our ability to
execute during the high growth phase of a new market. This capability has been
demonstrated at 10G, 40G, and 100G client. We believe that we are well
positioned to be a leading supplier in the 100G line-side market as well,” said Eitan Gertel, CEO of Finisar.

The new Finisar 100G Coherent OIF Transponder offers an
integrated heat sink design with reduced power dissipation compared to currently
available solutions. The module is optimized for telecom long haul transport
applications and reduces system cost by integrating soft-decision FEC while
enabling reaches of up to 2000 km over single-mode fiber without the need for
dispersion compensation.

Finisar will demonstrate 100G CFP module for Metro DWDM
applications. The CFP module is C-band tunable across four 28G channels and
enables 2.5 times the spectral efficiency of tunable XFP modules, while
providing a lower-cost alternative to systems based on coherent technology.

This demonstration will showcase Finisar’s SpectraWave, a
new all-optical 1U DWDM transport platform that provides optical mux/demux,
amplification, and dispersion compensation. Used together, SpectraWave and the
DWDM CFP can provide optical connectivity for Enterprise, Datacenter or Carrier
applications over reaches of a few hundred kilometers.

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