Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it will begin shipping a laser diode-transmitter optical subassembly (TOSA) capable of supporting 100Gbps optical transmissions on July1.Thenew TOSA, which features four electro-absorption modulators with laser diode (EML) integrated with an optical multiplexer, offers one of most compact EML-TOSA solutions available for IEEE 100GBASE-ER4 applications.

The device will be displayed at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition 2016(OFC) in Anaheim, California from March 20to 24.

In response to the growing need to install communication equipment in increasingly confined spaces, Mitsubishi Electric’s new laser-diode TOSA offers 40km transmission capability in one of the industry’s smallest foot prints, a combination that is expected to help downsize 100Gbps communication facilities and expand high-speed 100Gbps optical transmission networks.