Bookham Announces New Range of Tunable Pluggable Transceivers at OFC 2008

Bookham Announces New Range of Tunable Pluggable Transceivers at OFC 2008

San Jose, Calif. – Bookham, Inc., will showcase its first full band tunable pluggable transceiver and outline the company’s roadmap of tunable pluggable products, to include the XFP-E format, on the Bookham booth (#1334) at OFC 2008, taking place this week in San Diego.

The 10Gb/s high end LambdaFLEX TL8000 module for long haul and metro applications is the first in a series of Bookham tunable transceivers that achieve the long sought after goal of combining the benefits of full-band tunability with front-face plate pluggability. The module being shown at OFC demonstrates the capabilities and technology upon which Bookham is building its tunable pluggable product range.

The TL8000 delivers high end performance suitable for long haul links and metro/regional environments at rates up to 11.3Gb/s. It includes the fully Telcordia qualified Bookham indium phosphide Mach Zehnder (InP MZ) modulator and DSDBR laser transmitter - which underpin the TL7000 tunable transmitter assembly (TTA) and TL9000 tunable small form factor transponder (TSFF). The TL8000 also includes the Bookham 10Gb/s Avalanche Photo Diode (APD) Receiver combined with electronic dispersion compensation (EDC) to provide enhanced performance in low OSNR environments.

“This is the first in our new series of tunable pluggable modules that demonstrates our capability to deliver high end tunable performance in a pluggable format,” said product line manager Jon White. “The portfolio is built upon proven, qualified and reliable Bookham components that already form the basis for some of the optical transport industry’s most advanced high performance modules.”

Product line managers will be on hand at OFC to outline the full Bookham portfolio roadmap of tunable pluggable products.