II-VI debuts IC-TROSA 64 Gbaud coherent subassembly for 400ZR QSFP-DD

Created March 2, 2020
Technologies and Products

II‐VI has announced the introduction of its 64 Gbaud integrated coherent transmitter-receiver optical subassembly (IC-TROSA), which it claims is the industry’s first, for the 400ZR standard in datacentre interconnects.

II-VI says the rapid growth in transmission capacity requirements in optical backbone networks and between datacentres is driving the demand for next-generation transmission platforms that can scale more economically, with increasing power efficiency and in smaller form factors. II-VI’s IC-TROSA is a highly integrated coherent optics subassembly with an embedded optical amplifier that can deliver up to 0 dBm of output power in ultra-dense pluggable form factors, including OSFP and QSFP-DD.

“Building on the success of our integrated tunable transmitter-receiver assembly, we are now excited to introduce our next-generation integrated coherent optics platform, a giant leap in integration density and a new benchmark for the industry,” said Dr. Sanjai Parthasarathi, chief marketing officer, II-VI Incorporated. “Our new IC-TROSA demonstrates the inherent power of a world-class indium phosphide technology platform that not only can lead the industry in the migration to 400ZR coherent optics, but also drive a broad range of use cases beyond what competing technologies can achieve, based on its highly differentiated performance in output power.”

The IC-TROSA can support various modulation formats of up to 16QAM at baud rates of up to 64 Gbaud in a flex-grid environment, with full C-band support.

II-VI says it will showcase at OFC 2020 Booth #3214, new products that make possible the 5G optical access and transport infrastructure, hyperscale datacentres, and LiDAR. These innovations enable communications networks to instantly ferry information across large distances and allow hyperscale datacentres to rapidly compile and analyse massive amounts of data. These capabilities will help bring to market new high-bandwidth and low-latency applications such as autonomous driving, telemedicine, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence, transforming a broad range of industries as well as our daily lives.

For more information, visit www.ii-vi.com

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.