SUGAR LAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAOI), a leading provider of
fiber-optic access network products for the internet datacenter, cable
broadband, fiber-to-the-home and telecom markets, today announced the
successful development of 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) PIN photodiode
(PD) arrays for high-speed optical receivers.
The high performance InGaAs PIN PD is a front illuminated photodiode
with a large modulation bandwidth, high responsivity, and low dark
current. The product is a 4x25 Gbps PD array, and is designed
specifically for 100 Gbps transceiver modules for datacenter and 100G
EPON transceivers for FTTH applications. The PIN PD can also be used for
PAM4 receivers used in our 200G and 400G data center transceivers.
Besides the 1x4 array, the 25 Gbps singlet PD can also be used in 25G
SFP28 transceivers for 5G wireless and 25G EPON applications.
"High-speed photodiodes require high quality epitaxial crystal material
with very high purity in order to operate with low noise. In addition,
such high-performance photodiodes require very small aperture to achieve
high bandwidth. Both of these requirements were achieved by our advanced
metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) growth capability and
mature wafer processing technology," commented Dr. Jun Zheng, the VP and
Head of AOI's R&D division. "With in-house manufacturing for both our
100 Gbps PIN PD array and 25 Gbps laser diodes, AOI now controls the two
key optical components for its 100G transceivers, which will greatly
improve our lead time, cost, and quality. This product line deepens our
vertical integration for our current 100G and 200G products, and opens
exciting possibilities for 400G and beyond."
About Applied Optoelectronics
Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (AOI) is a leading developer and
manufacturer of advanced optical products, including components, modules
and equipment. AOI's products are the building blocks for broadband
fiber access networks around the world, where they are used in the
internet datacenter, CATV broadband, FTTH and telecom markets. AOI
supplies optical networking lasers, components and equipment to tier-1
customers in all four of these markets. In addition to its corporate
headquarters, wafer fab and advanced engineering and production
facilities in Sugar Land, TX, AOI has engineering and manufacturing
facilities in Taipei, Taiwan and Ningbo, China. For additional
information, visit www.ao-inc.com.
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