Oclaro offers LiNbO3 PM100 modulators for 100-Gbps transmission

SEPTEMBER 19, 2010 -- Oclaro Inc. has unveiled its new LiNbO3 "PM100" modulators for 100-Gbps transmission applications.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2010 -- Oclaro Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR) has unveiled its new LiNbO3 "PM100" modulators for 100-Gbps transmission applications.

The PM100 modulator supports the dual-polarization quadrature phase-shift keying (DP-QPSK) modulation scheme; each of four parallel MZIs runs at speeds of up to 32 Gbaud. Oclaro says it has invested heavily in advanced chip and packaging technologies that have evolved from Oclaro's previous MZI modulators. This chip design features low insertion loss (with very small polarization depend loss) as well as an extended bandwidth and a quasi-linear electro-optic roll-off, Oclaro says. In addition, the form factor of the PM100 is fully compliant with the OIF 100G Tx Implementation Agreement.

"This announcement demonstrates Oclaro's continued commitment to support the most advanced telecom applications and also highlights the success behind our recent investments in ClariPhy and Mintera," said Adam Price, executive vice president and division manager at Oclaro. "As a result of these strategic moves, Oclaro is strongly positioned as a leader today in high-speed products at 40G with both DPSK and DQPSK transponders, and also most of the technology required to provide coherent products at both 40 and 100G."

The PM100 modulators are sampling today to customers and general availability is expected in early 2011.

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