Combines tunable external cavity laser technology with a co-packaged Mach-Zehnder modulator to empower 10Gb/s tunable interfaces
Emcore, a provider of compound semiconductor-based components, has announced its plans to release a new full-band tunable transmit optical sub-assembly product line.
According to Emcore, the tunable transmit optical sub-assembly (TOSA) product line combines its tunable external cavity laser technology with a co-packaged Mach-Zehnder modulator, empowering the next generation of ultra-high-density 10Gb/s tunable interfaces.
With its low power consumption, the Emcore tunable TOSA is expected to be compatible with existing XFP module and line-card requirements. The tunable TOSA also boasts optical performance similar to existing services using discrete tunable laser and external lithium-niobate modulator. The company believes this will allow for the migration of existing 300-pin MSA modules to new smaller and pluggable form-factors.
Stephen Krasulick, vice president and general manager of fiber optics division at Emcore, said: Increased density and flexibility are key requirements all the way up the value-chain, translating to reductions in both capital and operation expenditures at the carrier level. The Emcore tunable TOSA will be the optical engine that delivers these benefits into the 10 Gb/s DWDM market.