CyOptics intros quasi-cooled EML TOSA

5 February 2004 Lehigh Valley, PA -- CyOptics Inc. has announced what it claims is the industry's first quasi-cooled 10-Gbit/sec 1.55-um Electro-Absorption Modulated Laser (EML) optical engine for use in multi-sourced agreement (MSA) small form factor transceivers, including XFP, Xenpak, X2, and 300-pin transponders.

5 February 2004 Lehigh Valley, PA -- CyOptics Inc. has announced what it claims is the industry's first quasi-cooled 10-Gbit/sec 1.55-um Electro-Absorption Modulated Laser (EML) optical engine for use in multi-sourced agreement (MSA) small form factor transceivers, including XFP, Xenpak, X2, and 300-pin transponders.

The new product offering, which enables optical transmission up to 40 km, consumes only 0.5 W, a 67% reduction versus other comparable products on the market today, say company representatives. This advantage is enabled via the thermal management of the product afforded by CyOptics' proprietary laser chip structure.

CyOptics has also announced the introduction of a cooled version of the 10-Gbit/sec 1.55-um EML optical engine in the same small form package for use in transceivers for operation up to 80-km transmission for TDM and DWDM applications.

"This new product introduction is another example of our market and product leadership," contends John Pilitsis, president and CEO of CyOptics Inc. "Co-incident with the 3X reduction in power consumption afforded by our proprietary chip design, we are also delivering a 5X reduction in package size that enables the next generation of small form factor transceivers."

The CyOptics optical engine physical design incorporates coplanar electrical feed-throughs that enable flex circuit interconnects to transceiver boards. The planar package platform also enables a product migration that includes the integration of laser drivers and wavelength lockers to address high performance DWDM applications.

"Our novel approach of quasi-cooled operation is a technology breakthrough, which provides the low power consumption required by our customers," adds Dr. Richard Bylsma, director of product development at CyOptics. "This, coupled with our expertise in package design and automated manufacture, ensures reproducibility and low cost."

The products are available with a standard LC or SC receptacle connector. Also available are fiber pigtailed versions for incorporation in line cards and small form factor transponders. Customer samples are available now and full production is planned for early April 2004.

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