BinOptics launches 25G CWDM lasers for 100G interconnection

BinOptics Corp. has announced the availability of 25G lasers at four wavelengths (1270, 1290, 1310, and 1330 nm), which combine to be suitable for 100G in data center networks through course wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM).

BinOptics Corp. has announced the availability of 25G lasers at four wavelengths (1270, 1290, 1310, and 1330 nm), which combine to be suitable for 100G in data center networks through course wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM).

BinOptics’ 25-Gbps distributed feedback (DFB) laser diodes are designed to operate from 0 to 70°C temperature with low power consumption – just under 80 mW at 50 mA, according to a company spokesperson. These products use BinOptics' proprietary Etched Facet Technology for improved reliability and performance at a low price (see "BinOptics touts silicon photonics advances").

The company says the 127, 129, 13, and 133 D-25x-Lxx11 products are now sampling and are expected to be in full production by the end of the year.

The use of 4x25-Gbps architectures for 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) applications is expected to grow. In addition to being the basis of 100GBASE-LR4, 4x25 Gbps provides the foundation for several of the emerging 100GbE data center multisource agreements (MSA) targeting reaches between 500 m and 2 km (see, for example, "Intel, Arista launch 100G CLR4 Alliance for mid-reach data center links" and "CWDM4 MSA to target 100-Gbps at 2 km for data centers").

"Our team has been focused on 100G needs of data centers for some time and, today, we are delighted to announce the availability of our 25G lasers at four wavelengths to address this market need," said Alex Behfar, CEO and co-founder of BinOptics. "Our 25G CWDM lasers can meet the demand for lower power consumption in data transfer, allowing increased bandwidth and density in data centers."

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