Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bookham Supplies Full-Band Tunable Pluggable Transceiver to Ciena

Bookham has begun shipping its TL8000 full-band tunable pluggable transceiver to Ciena.

Ciena plans to use this 10 Gbps module across its high-end switching and transmission systems including its CoreDirector Multiservice Switch, CoreStream Agility Optical Transport System and CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform for both core and metro network applications.

The LambdaFLEX TL8000 module utilizes fully Telcordia qualified Bookham components, including the Bookham tunable transmitter with indium phosphide Mach Zehnder (InP MZ) modulator and DSDBR wideband tunable laser. The TL8000 also includes the Bookham 10 Gbps Avalanche Photo Diode (APD) Receiver combined with cutting edge electronic dispersion compensation (EDC), which provides enhanced performance in low OSNR environments, and makes the product suitable for use across both long haul and metro links.

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