ELPHiC sampling InP integrated receiver and laser diode for PON and datacom

Oct. 20, 2022
ELPHiC says it has developed a photonic integration approach based on InP that enable higher performance, lower power consumption, and increased reliability for lasers and PIN receivers. The process obviates the need for APDs.

Ottawa-based newcomer ElectroPhotonic-IC Inc. (ELPHiC) says it is now sampling an integrated opto-electronic receiver as well as a 10G 1271 laser for ONU applications based on its InP integration platform. The company adds that its 224-Gbps EML is nearly ready for sampling as well.

ELPHiC says it has developed a photonic integration approach based on InP that enable higher performance, lower power consumption, and increased reliability for lasers and PIN receivers. The process obviates the need for APDs, which the company says reduces receiver cost.

“By integrating key optical and electronic elements on the same InP semiconductor substrate with the analog amplification circuitry, we create an architectural shift in building optics chipsets that significantly improves performance and power, lowers cost, and reduces module form factor. Our patented PIN architecture also allows for sensitivity levels comparable to those of APDs,” explained Jim Hjartarson, CEO of ELPHiC.

“The demand for lasers and receivers from module manufacturers of PON and datacom markets has seen an unprecedented increase over the past three years,” added Christian Ilmi, the company’s vice president, worldwide sales. “The recently announced government funding for PON deployments will add even more pressure to this demand. ELPHiC’s timing for cheaper and more effective optics could not be better.”

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