SAN JOSE, USA: Oclaro Inc., a tier-one provider and innovator of optical communications and laser solutions, announced that it has worked closely with Huawei to drive the development of Petabit Photonic Cross-Connect (PPXC) technology that can realize Petabit OTN switching in an all optical way with fine granularity.
As part of their joint collaboration, Oclaro optimized its industry leading InP tunable laser technology to deliver prototypes of ultra-fast switching lasers that enabled Huawei to develop the PPXC system. Huawei will be showing a live demo of this PPXC system in a private suite at this week's OFC/NFOEC show in Los Angeles, California.
Agile and ultra-large capacity OTN switching is a promising technology for future optical networks. A key component of this is fast tunable laser technology, which Oclaro has successfully developed and optimized to meet Huawei's optical networking needs for the future.
"Fast tunable lasers have great potential in Huawei's future optical network architectures and we are excited to see that Oclaro has successfully developed this enabling laser system with nanosecond tuning time," said Changtian Cai, president of Huawei Transport Network. "We believe that all-optical cross connect technology will give an unparalleled advantage to ultra large capacity OTN switch clusters of future transport backbone networks, large data centers and other application scenarios and by partnering with a proven technology and manufacturing leader such as Oclaro, we can bring higher performance network equipment into our customers."
"As a leading provider of tunable lasers, Oclaro has a deep understanding of the key technologies that are critical to delivering next generation optical networks," said Yves LeMaitre, chief commercial officer for Oclaro. "By working with Huawei in these early stages of development, we can play a key role in driving the advancement of the core optical network and delivering the performance and scalability that service providers need for many years to come."