24 March 2015
Finisar to Create the Industry’s Broadest 200G Coherent Product Portfolio with New Products Announced at OFC
New 200G Products Include CFP2-ACO and Industry’s First 5”x7” Flex-Rate Transponder; Also Demonstrates UltraSpan Technology for 100G Ultra-Long Coherent Links
SUNNYVALE, CA, MARCH 24, 2015 – Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR), the world leader in flexible
optical technology, today announced several new coherent transport product demonstrations to
be shown this week at OFC 2015. These demonstrations include a pluggable CFP2-ACO
coherent transceiver supporting 100G QPSK and 200G 16QAM applications, and the industry’s
first 5 inch x 7 inch Flex-Rate (40G to 200G) coherent transponder with internal DSP.
Separately, Finisar will demonstrate a 100G ultra-long repeater-less fiber optic link, using its
Ultraspan® Products. These demonstrations will take place in Finisar’s booth #1403 at the Los
Angeles Convention Center, March 24-26, 2015.
Flexible Coherent Technology Supporting 40/50G BPSK, 100G QPSK, and 200G 16QAM
With its new Flex-Rate Transponder and CFP2-ACO transceiver, Finisar brings next-generation
coherent 200G technology to datacenter-interconnect and Metro/Long Haul DWDM
applications. Coherent 200G technology offers the lowest cost per bit solution available today
and enables 400G transport using two wavelengths. The demonstration shows 200G 16QAM
interoperability between Finisar’s Flex-Rate Transponder and a CFP2-ACO module. These
flexible solutions support multiple combinations of modulation format, data rate, and reach to
simplify system integration.
The Flex-Rate transponder offers industry leading performance and high output powers up to
+7dBm. Supported by the embedded Lightspeed II CL20010 DSP from ClariPhy, the module
provides exceptional OSNR (Optical Signal to Noise Ratio) tolerance and extended chromatic
dispersion tolerance, reducing the need for regeneration. The module is suitable for applications
in transport and routing systems. A variant of the module supporting 40/50G BPSK is also
available for ultra-long haul and submarine applications.
The CFP2-ACO transceiver, based on Finisar’s industry leading Indium Phosphide (InP)
technology, offers the most flexible architecture in the industry. Using linear RF drivers, the
Finisar CFP2-ACO can support any modulation format from 40/50G BPSK to 200G 16QAM.
Separate lasers for transmit and receive allow the module to support different wavelengths in
each direction. The module follows the mechanical and management interface defined by the
CFP MSA and supports all three classes defined by the draft OIF Implementation Agreement.
While today’s router and transport equipment typically offer 1-2 coherent ports per line card, the
CFP2-ACO will enable system vendors to offer high-density pluggable interfaces supporting 1
Tb/s or more on a line card. Both products are currently sampling.
UltraSpan Technology for Ultra-Long Fiber Optic Links
Finisar is showcasing new technology based on its UltraSpan® amplifiers to extend the reach
and capabilities of traditional telecom systems. For ultra-long (400 km) fiber optic links, Finisar
is demonstrating a 100G ultra-long coherent link that does not require repeaters. Ultra-long links
are used in applications such as oil, gas, mining, energy, and transportation. UltraSpan products
are currently shipping in volume.
During OFC, Finisar will also have on display equipment from its wide portfolio of optical
products. Finisar's industry-leading products include optical transceivers, optical engines, active
optical cables, optical components, optical instrumentation, ROADM & wavelength
management, optical amplifiers, and RF-over-Fiber.
Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader for fiber optic subsystems and
components that enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for telecommunications,
networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV applications. For 25 years, Finisar has provided critical optics
technologies to system manufacturers to meet the increasing demands for network bandwidth and storage.
Finisar is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices
worldwide. For additional information, visit www.finisar.com. Stay up to date with Finisar by reading the
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