Oclaro brings zero-chirp tunable XFP to market

Oclaro Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) has added a zero-chirp full-band tunable XFP to its tunable optical transceiver module portfolio. Now in production, the zero-chirp tunable XFP provides equivalent performance to 300-pin optical transceiver modules in a smaller pluggable, MSA footprint with low power consumption, according to Oclaro.

Oclaro Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) has added a zero-chirp full-band tunable XFP to its tunable optical transceiver module portfolio. Now in production, the zero-chirp tunable XFP provides equivalent performance to 300-pin optical transceiver modules in a smaller pluggable, MSA footprint with low power consumption, according to Oclaro.

The zero chirp tunable XFP comes in multiple configurations, including APD or PIN receiver options. The tunable XFP is fully qualified and released to production, complementing Oclaro’s negative-chirp tunable XFP.

According to Jim Haynes, president and general manager of Oclaro's Photonic Components Business Unit, "Our customers need tunable lasers in a variety of formats and our goal is to be the one-stop shop with the solutions that match their evolving product requirements."

Speaking with Lightwave, Robert Blum, who runs product marketing for the Photonic Components Business Unit, said that Oclaro has the technology in-house to produce tunable devices in even smaller footprints. He declined to say when the company might have a competitor to the tunable SFP+ JDSU has promised to make available next year (see “JDSU touts tunable SFP+ optical transceiver module”).

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