Technology choices for metro 100G

Sept. 18, 2012
Sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent

Both coherent-based and direct detect approaches have been offered as the right path for metro 100-Gbps requirements. MultiPhy, an emerging company building CMOS-based silicon for metro 100G, has decided to support both approaches. In this interview with Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy, MultiPhy CEO Avi Shabtai explains why there’s room for more than one approach to metro 100G, and which path coherent 100G must take to hit metro cost targets.

About the Author

Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher

Stephen Hardy has covered fiber optics for more than 15 years, and communications and technology for more than 30 years. He is responsible for establishing and executing Lightwave's editorial strategy across its digital magazine, website, newsletters, research and other information products. He has won multiple awards for his writing.

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