Sunday, March 17, 2013

NeoPhotonics Announces 100G Variable Power Intradyne Coherent Receiver

NeoPhotonics announced a new 100G Variable Power Intradyne Coherent Receiver (VICR) that integrates a variable optical attenuator (VOA) on the signal path and is designed to increase dynamic range and improve the optical signal to noise ratio (OSNR) for both single channel and multiple coincident signals.

NeoPhotonics said this capability is designed to enable service providers to better manage network capacity in colorless coherent networks.  The company is currently sampling the VICR and expects to enter general availability with this product in the second half of 2013.

“We are pleased to add the VICR to our extensive line of PIC based intradyne coherent receivers,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “The VICR illustrates the power of photonic integration to provide additional functionality to our existing products, which are designed to benefit our customers with improved performance in the same form factor and simplified board layouts.”