Bookham Launches XFP-E

Bookham packs its tunable laser into a standard pluggable package

September 18, 2008

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SAN JOSE, Calif. –– Bookham, Inc. (Nasdaq: BKHM), has announced the launch of a high performance full band tunable pluggable transceiver in the XFP-E format. The product – TL8500 – is targeted at long haul links and metro/regional networks at rates up to 11.3Gb/s.

The XFP-E format is an industry recognised MSA, and by adding fullband tunability Bookham can now offer customers a ‘universal’ 10Gb/s transceiver with the following qualities:

  • Density – maximum faceplate density for all links, including high performance long haul

  • Flexibility – for ‘pay as you grow’ capability and in-service accessibility

  • Reliability – Utilising field proven technology

  • Security – MSA format for ease of procurement

  • Economy – Highly competitive compared to alternative technologies and formats

The module is underpinned by the fully Telcordia qualified Bookham indium phosphide Mach Zehnder (InP MZ) modulator and DSDBR laser – the key building blocks of the Bookham range of high performance tunable modules.

Bookham Inc. (Nasdaq: BKHM; London: BHM)

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