GigOptix TFPS Mach-Zehnder modulators earn Telcordia qualification

Oct. 27, 2011
GigOptix, Inc. (OTCQB:GGOX) says its line of Mach-Zehnder modulators (MZM) that use its proprietary Thin Film Polymer on Silicon (TFPS) technology have successfully completed Telcordia GR-468 reliability qualifications.

GigOptix, Inc. (OTCQB:GGOX) says its line of Mach-Zehnder modulators (MZM) that use its proprietary Thin Film Polymer on Silicon (TFPS) technology have successfully completed Telcordia GR-468 reliability qualifications.

The company asserts that the TFPS modulators offer significant advantages over those based on the more common crystalline semiconductor technology. In particular, the TFPS technology enables lower drive voltage by 20% and extremely small footprint. The modulators also benefit from a simpler manufacturing processes and offer larger bandwidth than convention alternatives.

The TFPS technology also enables integration of the modulator, laser, and driver in a small footprint module, GigOptix asserts.

GigOptix offers several MZMs using the TFPS technology. These include the LX8401 (40G DPSK) MZM, which is available in production quantities. The LX8220 (40G DQPSK), LX8900 (100G Dual Drive NRZ), and LX8901 (100G DPSK) MZMs are available for sampling.

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