Digital coherent pluggables
The OIF MSA standard has introduced a few WDM interfaces that leverage digital coherent optics (DCO). OIF 400ZR and OpenZR+ are the most popular ones, used for optimal connectivity in data center interconnect and metro applications. These transceivers support long-distance interconnections (see figure below with test configurations). To date, the most popular rates for these coherent network transceivers are 100G, 200G, 300G and 400G.
Interview: Overcoming E2E transceiver testing challenges
Application note: Validating optics from 100M to 400G using EXFO’s iOptics
Blog: Are you ready for 400G?
Video: Introducing iOptics, an intelligent pluggable optics test application
Solution: FTBx-88480 compact, dual-port 400G tester for the field
Blog: Ciena and EXFO experts answer 5 questions on next-gen coherent optics
Webinar: A New Generation of Pluggable, 100 - 400G Coherent Optical Modules: Implementation and Testing