SOURCE: CyOptics

March 02, 2011 09:00 ET

CyOptics Introduces Compact PM-QPSK Receivers for 40Gbps and 100Gbps Coherent Systems

General Product Availability Set for June 2011

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - CyOptics Inc., a leader in Indium Phosphide (InP) optical chip and component technologies, today announced the availability of its 40Gbps and 100Gbps Polarization-Multiplexed Quadrature Phase-Shift-Keying (PM-QPSK) Integrated Coherent Receivers for 40G and 100G coherent DWDM transmission systems. These optical Receivers expand CyOptics' growing portfolio of component solutions leveraging monolithic and hybrid Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs).

The RX-PMQPSK-40 (40Gbps) and RX-PMQPSK-100 (100Gbps) Coherent Receivers integrate two matched 90° optical hybrids, four high speed balanced detector pairs and four differential linear TIAs with manual and automatic gain control. The very compact surface-mount package of 40mm length and less than 7mm height also integrates the polarization splitters for signal and local oscillator. The receivers make use of CyOptics' extensive portfolio of high speed InP based balanced photo-detectors (PDs) and Silica Planar Lightguide Circuit (PLC) device technology for the 90° hybrid mixers. They also leverage CyOptics' automated precision-robotic integration platform for mounting the balanced PDs directly onto the PLC chip to provide a highly integrated optical sub-assembly with high performance in a very small footprint. The Receivers adhere to the Optical Internetworking Forum Implementation Agreement.

"Our new 40G and 100G coherent Receivers address the needs for very compact component solutions of Transponder and line card manufacturers alike," said Stefan Rochus, VP of Marketing and Business Development at CyOptics. "CyOptics is uniquely positioned to combine all of the critical InP and PLC device technologies together with our automated high precision manufacturing platform to deliver a high performance and low cost coherent receiver solution."

CyOptics is ramping production for both the 40G and 100G receiver now with general availability in June 2011. Information on the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Implementation Agreement OIF-DPC-RX-01.0 for Integrated Dual Polarization Intradyne Coherent Receivers can be found at and

About CyOptics
Built by industry founders and leveraging its Bell Labs heritage, CyOptics has a unique set of optical device integration and manufacturing capabilities supporting its leadership position in the supply of sub-components to the optical communications and defense/avionics markets. CyOptics is an industry leader in both hybrid integration using different elements in a single package and monolithic integration on a single chip. The Company's products are enabled by an automated "nano-tech" capable manufacturing process that delivers best performance, uniformity and cost. The Company's InP design, device fabrication and high performance packaging operations are located in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania; its silica PLC fab is located in South Plainfield, NJ; its planar automated packaging and testing operations are located in Matamoros, Mexico. CyOptics is ISO 9001:2000 certified. For more information, please visit or call 1-484-397-2061.

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