Opnext Demonstrates Tunable TOSA at OFC/NFOEC
Tunable TOSA features internally designed tunable laser that delivers wavelength stability
LOS ANGELES—March 8, 2011—Opnext, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPXT), a global leader in high speed optical communications technology, today announced it will demonstrate its integrated Tunable TOSA during OFC/NFOEC (www.ofcnfoec.org), the industry’s largest optical communications conference, being held March 8 – 10 in Los Angeles. The demonstration will highlight automatic wavelength tuning designed to deliver stable wavelength control.
“Opnext’s Tunable TOSA has been specifically designed to help customers reduce wavelength inventories and address their wavelength needs and time-to-market requirements,” said Tadayuki Kanno, President of the Opnext module business unit. “Using our own, in-house designed Tunable TOSA, we’re bringing the Opnext quality that our customers have come to expect in all our products.”
Opnext’s Tunable TOSA, developed in collaboration with Hitachi’s Central Research Laboratory (CRL), is a hybrid design that combines the tunable laser and InP-MZ (Mach Zehnder) chips to offer optical shutter functionality. The Tunable TOSA delivers system performance to address mode-hopping for optimized wavelength stability in a variety of DWDM applications. In addition, the Tunable TOSA design will flexibly support negative chirp or zero-chirp DWDM applications to replace DWDM-XFP or 300-pin tunable transponders.
“Network equipment manufacturers are rapidly deploying tunable XFPs over 300-pin transponders because they are smaller and more cost effective,” said Ovum’s VP and Practice Leader Daryl Inniss. “We project tunable XFPs to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of over 50% from 2010 through 2013; they represent one of the fastest growing market segments in the optical component space.”
Working samples of Opnext’s Tunable XFP are scheduled to be available in June, with mass production planned for late fall. For additional information please contact any one of the Opnext sales offices.
Exhibiting at OFC/NFOEC 2011 Opnext will demonstrate its Tunable TOSA during the OFC/NFOEC Conference and Exposition at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Visit Opnext at Booth # 2115.
To learn more about Tunable Lasers while at OFC/NFOEC check out this presentation: OFC/NFOEC attendees can learn more about tunable laser technology and development during the following presentation: Wide-tuning 65nm Semi-cooled Operation of a Tunable Laser based on a Novel Widely Tunable Filter, being presented by Hitachi Central Research Laboratory on Wednesday, March 9 at 9:45 a.m. in Room 406A&B.
Opnext (NASDAQ:OPXT) is the optical technology partner of choice supplying systems providers and OEMs worldwide with one of the industry’s largest portfolios of 10G and higher next generation optical products and solutions. The Company’s industry expertise, future-focused thinking and commitment to research and development combine in bringing to market the most advanced technology to the communications, defense, security and biomedical industries. Formed out of Hitachi, Opnext has built on more than 30 years experience in advanced technology to establish its broad portfolio of solutions and solid reputation for excellence in service and delivering value to its customers. For additional information, visit www.opnext.com.