SFP

Finisar shows off CFP4 optical transceiver at ECOC

Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) has made a demonstration of a 100GBase-SR4 CFP4 optical transceiver the centerpiece of its stand at the 2013 European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) here this week in London. The SR4 uses the company’s 25-Gbps vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) to transmit an aggregate 100 Gbps up to 100 m via four channels of 25G each. The optical...

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Acacia Communications offers coherent 100G metro CFP optical transceiver

Having been first to market with a transponder for coherent 100G long-haul applications (see “Acacia Communications details 100-Gbps coherent optical module”), Acacia Communications will repeat that achievement in the metro with a pluggable 100G coherent CFP transceiver. The AC-100 CFP optical transceiver leverages the company’s in-house DSP and integration expertise to meet the demand...

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Coherent Solutions, Teledyne LeCroy pair for new optical modulation analyzer offerings

Test and measurement equipment vendors Coherent Solutions and Teledyne LeCroy say they will use the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) in London September 23-25 to unveil a portfolio of optical modulation analyzers (OMAs). The systems will leverage Coherent Solutions’ IQScope technology paired with Teledyne LeCroy’s LabMaster 10 Zi real-time oscilloscopes. The two...

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Vodafone New Zealand adds 100G via Ciena

Vodafone New Zealand has added 100-Gbps coherent transmission capabilities to its fiber-optic network linking Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) has supplied the necessary line cards, which include its WaveLogic 3 technology, for installation into Vodafone’s existing Ciena 6500 Packet-Optical Platforms. The two parties believe the network’s 1500 km, which...

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Europe-Persia Express Gateway cable system now in operation

The Europe-Persia Express Gateway (EPEG) fiber-optic cable system, which connects Western Europe and the Middle East via a series of submarine and terrestrial fiber-optic networks, is now in operation. Rostelecom, a cofounder of the consortium that funded the fiber network, announced the milestone late last week. The network, which is about 10,000 km long, runs from Frankfurt across Eastern...

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