II‐VI Incorporated Announces Ultra-Compact Optical Components and Amplification Solutions for CFP2-ACO Transceivers

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- II‐VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a leading provider of solutions for next generation optical networks, today announced a portfolio of ultra-compact optical components that enable the emerging CFP2-ACO (Analog Coherent Optics) pluggable transceiver form-factor.

The CFP2-ACO transceiver provides a cost-effective solution for bandwidth upgrades of data center interconnects and metro/regional networks. This transceiver’s small form factor also increases system interconnect density.

II-VI now offers a portfolio of small, hybrid and tunable optical components as well as optical amplification solutions that are designed to meet the compact physical requirements of CFP2-ACO and other high density transceivers. These components boost optical signal strength, equalize the optical spectrum, maintain optical polarization states, filter out optical noise and prevent undesired optical reflections. The portfolio of ultra-compact optical devices includes:

  • 980 nm uncooled pump lasers in an 8-pin mini-DIL package 
  • Integrated isolator and gain flattening filter (IGFF) hybrid devices
  • Integrated isolator and wavelength division multiplexer (IWDM) devices
  • Tunable optical filters for optical noise suppression
  • Prismatic polarization maintaining couplers
  • Innovative miniaturized custom amplifiers

“II-VI serves the CFP2-ACO market with the smallest commercially available 980 nm pump laser in the world, a multi-function micro-optics packaging platform, unique wavelength-tunable components and novel optical amplifier subsystem solutions,” said Dr. Sanjai Parthasarathi, Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy, Optical Communications Group.  “While already a market leader in standalone amplification for high bit rate transmission, II-VI now expands into integrated amplification for the rapidly-growing CFP2-ACO market. We believe that we have the smallest EDFA designs with the lowest power consumption in the industry today.”

The portfolio of ultra-compact components for CFP2-ACO applications are Telcordia qualified and commercially available.

About II-VI Incorporated

II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and opto-electronic components is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in the industrial, optical communications, military, life sciences, semiconductor equipment, and consumer markets. Headquartered in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, with research and development, manufacturing, sales, service, and distribution facilities worldwide, the Company produces a wide variety of application-specific photonic and electronic materials and components, and deploys them in various forms including integrated with advanced software to enable our customers.

Mark Lourie
Director of Marketing
Optical Communications Group
(781) 569-1607

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