FEBRUARY 26, 2008 -- Bookham Inc. (search for Bookham) will showcase its first full-band tunable pluggable transceiver (search for tunable pluggable transceiver) at OFC 2008 in San Diego this week. The 10-Gbit/sec LambdaFLEX TL8000 module for long-haul and metro applications combines full-band tunability and front faceplate pluggability. The module being shown at OFC demonstrates the technology upon which Bookham is building its tunable pluggable product range.
The TL8000 delivers performance suitable for long-haul links and metro/regional environments at rates up to 11.3 Gbits/sec. It includes the Telcordia-qualified Bookham indium phosphide Mach-Zehnder (InP MZ) modulator and DSDBR laser transmitter. The transceiver also includes the Bookham 10-Gbit/sec avalanche photodiode (APD) receiver combined with electronic dispersion compensation (EDC) to provide enhanced performance in low-OSNR environments.