Fujitsu Optical Components and Furukawa Electric to jointly develop integrated receivers for 40-Gbit/s and 100-Gbit/s optical networks

August 19, 2009

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TOKYO and KAWASAKI, Japan -- Fujitsu Optical Components Limited and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. today announced to jointly develop 40Gbps and 100Gbps integrated receivers. 40Gbps receivers will be used in 40Gbps optical networks whose deployment is growing constantly on a global scale; 100Gbps receivers will be used for next-generation 100Gbps optical networks.

Furukawa Electric is responsible for developing PLC (*1) technology which effectively reduces the size of integrated receivers. Fujitsu Optical Components is responsible for developing and commercializing the receiver utilizing integrated module technologies for PLC, high-speed photodiodes, and amplifier.

By speeding up its product development process, Fujitsu Optical Components will deliver compact, energy-efficient and low-price integrated receiver for ultra-high-speed optical networks.

By strengthening PLC technology of the optical interferometric circuits for receiver, Furukawa Electric will market the product as a key device for next-generation optical communications.

In recent years, the global expansion of new services such as cloud computing and on-line streaming has brought about a dramatic increase in data communications. As the data transmission volume of communications networks rises, optical transmission equipment for 40Gbps backbone networks is being widely introduced. At the same time, R&D activities related to the commercialization of next-generation 100Gbps optical networks have gained significant momentum.

However, due to advances in transmission speed, the components that constitute these optical transmission equipments are growing both in size and complexity. Larger equipment results in the need for larger installation space and higher power consumption. Meeting the demands of growing data communications while reducing environmental impact at the same time has become a major challenge for 40Gbps and 100Gbps optical transmission systems.

Fujitsu Optical Components Ltd.

Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd.

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