Lumentum manufactures optical and photonic products for optical networking and commercial lasers that are used as part of virtually every type of telecom, enterprise and data center network. As optical technology continues to grow and become the dominant platform for digital communications, Lumentum wants to make the technology it is developing available to a wider market. The company announced it has established a new coherent ecosystem with Ciena's WaveLogic coherent technology for interoperability ecosystem for network operators.
The new interoperability is going to be based on Ciena’s WaveLogic coherent technology, with the initial engagement for operating modes suitable for submarine, long-haul, metro, and data center interconnect application by developing a 400G transponder capable of up to 400Gb/s on a single wavelength. The design leverages the new Ciena WaveLogic Ai coherent digital signal processor device along with the Lumentum portfolio of coherent optical components.
“Lumentum is excited to partner with Ciena to help create an ecosystem for high-speed coherent transmission technology. When we combine Ciena’s leading coherent digital signal processing (DSP) technology with our broad optical component portfolio, and ultimately our photonic integration capability, we believe we can deliver to customers compelling value while still offering interoperability with competing solutions,” said Doug Alteen, vice president, product line management, Telecom.
The Ciena WaveLogic Ai was developed for an autonomous optical network that is both intelligent and self-driven, fundamentally changing how optical networks are built and managed. It helps organizations automate networks so it can adapt to the dynamic service requirements with system intelligence and programmability to drive new levels of efficiency into networks in real time.
Administrators will be able to monitor links in real-time to determine the best capacity for each channel across any path and any network fill. It can tune to match the capacity with a single technology that can address any application, from metro Data Center Interconnect (DCI) to trans-Pacific submarine.
Using an advanced 400G-optimized engine, it improves transport economics with twice the capacity per channel, three times the distance at equivalent capacity, and four times the service density with less than half the power.
This capability also comes with unparalleled programmability to tune capacity from 100G to 400G in 50G increments, so capacity can be better matched to system margin using a single platform with the interoperability to address any application and avoid any compatibility issues.
Edited by Alicia Young