Finisar shows off silicon photonics based 50-Gbps technology

Sept. 24, 2014
Sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent

Finisar is touting 50-Gbps technology as a building block toward 100G and above in the data center. Vice President of Marketing Rafik Ward describes for Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy a 50G demo that leverages components based on silicon photonics. He compares this approach with the high-speed VCSEL technology demonstrated at OFC, and gives a brief update on the company’s efforts in coherent transmission.

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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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