ECOC 2013, Booth #525, London, September 23, 2013
Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. has developed a micro Integratable Tunable Laser Assembly (ITLA), a key component in ultra high-speed optical digital coherent transmission devices operating at 400 gigabits per second (400 Gb/s). This transmission device is now being introduced globally with an initial sampling and full production planned in the near future.
The new micro ITLA product will be exhibited at the European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) to be held September 22-26 in London, United Kingdom.
Background of the Development
Global network traffic continues to grow at a phenomenal rate. The telecommunications industry is accelerating the deployment of 100 Gb/s, or even faster 400 Gb/s, transmission systems, and converging on optical digital coherent technology. These new systems use multi-level modulation techniques such as 16 bit Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) and quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) to improve the special efficiency of the network.