Shenzhen, China, April 15, 2019 − Recently, Gigalight has cooperated with Telecom equipments manufactures from China, Middle East and other countries to conduct transmission tests of 100G coherent optical modules. All the established goals have been successfully reached. This test marks the beginning of the commercialization of Gigalight's coherent optical modules and is a milestone in Gigalight's technology development.
Coherent optical communication has always been the top standard of optical communication technologies. With the vision of optical interconnect design innovator, Gigalight already has invested in the development of coherent optical modules in early 2018, and made strategic partnerships with the upstream suppliers widely, to optimize and innovate in low-power design and signal modulation models. The currently optimized algorithm model supports long-haul transmission up to 2000km.
In order to successfully launch the commercial applications, Gigalight recently invited related manufacturers of domestic and overseas to conduct jointly to test on their OTN transmission equipments, achieving satisfied results in terms of compatibility, service opening and transmission performance. The test has also fully demonstrated the superior performance of the currently adopted silicon-based phase modulator chips and DSP chips.
Figure 1: The Roadmap of Gigalight's Coherent Optical Modules
Figure 2: The OSNR Test Data of Gigalight's 100G CFP-DCO Module
After the joint test, Gigalight has signed the fomal contract of the 100G CFP-DCO coherent optical modules with overseas customers. It is going to demonstrate the next-generation coherent optical modules—100G CFP2-DCO and 200G CFP2-DCO during CIOE 2019.
"The development of Gigalight's coherent optical modules is a groundbreaking of the Chinese optical module industry. Before this point, Acacia was the only leader of coherent technology. Now, Gigalight has also reached the first spot of industry technology, relied on its firm belief and perseverance. I believe that this move can courage everyone to keep moving under tough situations!" Said Zhendong Li, CEO of Gigalight.
As an open optical network device explorer, GIGALIGHT integrates the design, manufacturing and sales of active and passive optical components and subsystems, and provides customers with comprehensive and innovatively designed high-speed optical interconnection hardware solutions. The product lines cover optical transceivers, passive optical components, coherent optical modules and subsystems. The key range of services include data centers, 5G bearer networks, metro WDM transmission, ultra-high-definition broadcast video and other application fields.