Mitsubishi Electric announces 1.3-Micrometer Band 40Gbps EML Module


Mitsubishi Electric announced today the coming launch of a compact 1.3-micrometer band 40Gbps Electro-Absorption Modulator Laser (EML) module for optical signal transmission of up to 10 kilometers by devices used for sending large-volume data. As online traffic continues to increase at rapid pace, 10Gbps optical interfaces for networks are giving way to faster 40Gbps interfaces. Mitsubishi Electric’s existing 40Gbps EML module, the FU-697SEA, uses the 1.55-micrometer band for transmissions that are limited to about two kilometers due to wavelength dispersion. As chromatic dispersion at 1.3 micrometers is almost negligible, Mitsubishi Electric’s new 1.3-micrometer band EML chip delivers high signal quality for 40Gbps optical transmissions over distances of up to 10 kilometers.


Dual SMPM connectors for differential connection between modules and digital signal circuits help to simplify system designs for transmission equipment. The FU-497SEA, which will launch commercially on November 1, will be presented during the 13th China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) at Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center in Shenzhen, China on September 6-9