Optical transmission equipment includes transceivers, transponders, and similar modules. XFP, SFP, SFP+, SFF, and QSFP are some of the more popular form factors, with CXP and CFP emerging for 100-Gbps applications. You’ll find product and tutorial information about such modules on this page.


Transmission NEWS & PRODUCTS

Oclaro shows off coherent CFP2 at 200 Gbps

09/23/2014 With an eye towards a wider range of applications, Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) is demonstrating t...

Kaiam closes funding round, targets volume manufacturing

09/23/2014 Optical component and transceiver developer Kaiam Corp. says it has closed an approximately $35 m...

PSM4 MSA releases Version 2.0 of 500-m 100 Gigabit Ethernet specifications

09/23/2014 The PSM4 MSA (Parallel Single-Mode 4-Lane Multi-Source Agreement) consortium has used the 2014 EC...

Acacia Communications shipping coherent CFP

09/21/2014 Following up on its announcement of the industry’s first coherent CFP optical transceiver at OFC ...

Integra Networks transitions to IntegraOptics

09/11/2014 Optical transceiver and related technology vendor Integra Networks has rebranded as IntegraOptics...

CWDM4 MSA releases initial specifications for 4x25G 100 Gigabit Ethernet transceivers

09/11/2014 The CWDM4 MSA consortium, one of several groups launched this year to create 100 Gigabit Ethernet...

Fujitsu, NTT, NEC send 400G across 10,000 km

09/08/2014 Fujitsu Ltd, NTT Corp., and NEC Corp. say they have made a significant step towards commercializa...

MACOM unveils four-channel CDR with EML driver for 100G CFP4, QSFP28 optical transceivers


OIF to demo 100G interoperability at ECOC 2014

09/04/2014 The Optical Internetworking Forum says it has completed a multi-vendor interoperability demonstra...

Startup Rockley Photonics adds to Pasadena team

09/02/2014 Startup Rockley Photonics has added three new executives to its engineering and product developme...

Proximion becomes part of Hexatronic Scandanavia

08/14/2014 Proximion AB, which specializes in dispersion compensation modules (DCMs) and other products base...

AFL targets high-density networks with Sub-unitized MicroCore 3.0 fiber-optic cable

08/06/2014 AFL has added the Sub-unitized Premise MicroCore 3.0 to its Premise MicroCore fiber-optic cabling...

KeyFibre touts virtues of mechanical splices

08/04/2014 Spanish fiber-optic network connectivity technology vendor KeyFibre asserts that mechanical splic...

OIF focuses 400-Gbps efforts

07/29/2014 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) has set aside a project to define a line-side 400-Gbps tr...

Fujitsu unveils 100G Base-ER4 CFP2 transceiver

07/10/2014 Fujitsu Optical Components Ltd. (FOC) has developed what it claims is  the industry’s first ...

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Editorial Guides

100G and beyond

The applications for which 100 Gbps is needed continue to grow. Meanwhile, plans are already being made for what comes next. These articles look at what’s on the high-speed network horizon.



Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

ECOC 2014 Reporter's Notebook: Day 2

Tue Sep 23 08:00:00 CDT 2014
Now that NEL has finally announced that its second-generation coherent DSP chip is sampling, the competition with Clariphy Communications for next-gen design slots should become interesting. ClariPhy is first to market with a second generation device and also supports 200G, which the NEL device as currently described does not...
Jim Theodoras

by Earl Kennedy

Life after 100G

Fri Sep 05 14:30:00 CDT 2014
It’s hard to believe we’re talking about it already: The end of the 100G era. But skyrocketing bandwidth demand means many operators are already pondering what’s next. With 200G optical hitting the market, you probably have questions about when to make the move to this next phase – and what you’ll need to know when ...


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