Bookham DWDM SFP Transceiver Output Power Doubles

Bookham, Inc. (Nasdaq: BKHM), a leading provider of optical components, modules and subsystems, is giving a live demonstration of its new, high power DWDM SFP transceiver at OFC/NFOEC 2007. The transceiver doubles the output power of the standard Bookham DWDM SFP, extending the unamplified reach by 33%.

The product, which is being demonstrated at the Bookham stand (number 2125), has an output power range of +4 to +7dBm, 100GHz channel spacing and full C and L band coverage. The transceiver will provide equipment vendors with the ability to support SONET/SDH, Ethernet and Fiber Channel with one product, and is capable of transmitting at rates from 155Mb/s to 4.25Gb/s.

“By increasing the optical power output of the Bookham DWDM SFP, we are extending the capability of this one product to support a wide range of application needs; especially those relating to rapidly emerging Ethernet over DWDM transport systems,” said Richard Baldey, Product Line Manager at Bookham. “We believe that we are one of only a few suppliers able to achieve such a range of data rates and reaches, giving customers scalability and flexibility while simplifying logistics and inventory costs. This capability can now be achieved across much longer links, offering a further opportunity for customers to reduce costs.”

The Bookham DWDM SFP is designed to perform in amplified low OSNR links. It enables an uncompensated link length of up to 180km for STM-16/OC-48/OTN-1 and provides 80km reach at 4G fiber channel rates. The product adheres to the worldwide DWDM SFP MSA and forms part of the company’s wider pluggable portfolio, which is being enhanced at OFC/NFOEC 2007 with the addition of an XFP capable of transmitting data at 11.1Gbit/s.

Bookham is showcasing a range of products at OFC/NFOEC 2007, including its tunable, pluggable and pump portfolios. The company participated in the OSA Executive Forum on Monday 26, March, and will present a paper entitled Zero Chirp 10Gb/s MQW InP Mach Zehnder Transmitter with Full-band Tunability on Wednesday 28, March.

About Bookham
Bookham, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKHM) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of optical components, modules and subsystems. The company’s optical components, modules and subsystems are used in various applications and industries, including telecommunications, data communications, aerospace, industrial and military. Since 2002, the company has acquired the optical components businesses from Nortel Networks and Marconi, as well as Ignis Optics, Inc., the business of Cierra Photonics Inc., New Focus, Inc., and Onetta, Inc. The company has manufacturing facilities in the UK, US, Canada, China and Switzerland; and offices in the US, UK, Canada, France and Italy and employs approximately 2000 people worldwide.

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