Infinera is the leader in large-scale photonic integrated circuits (PICs). We have pioneered the use of PIC-based super-channels in Optical Transport Network (OTN) platforms since 2005, when we introduced the world’s first large-scale PIC.
This first-generation PIC transformed the 10 gigabits per second (10G) transport market, delivering a step function in network bandwidth economics. Today, Infinera’s Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE) family delivers new step functions in optical transport. Powered by the advanced electronics of Infinera’s FlexCoherent® Processors and the cutting-edge photonics of our PICs, each new generation of ICE incorporates innovations in PIC technology. Those innovations allow increased capacity per wavelength and improved capacity-reach, while reducing cost and power consumption.
The PICs in the ICE family provide sliceable photonics to tune and route any 100G wavelength within a super-channel or N x 100G super-channels in multiple separate directions, each with its own coherent modulation profile. Sliceable super-channels provide massive scalability with fine granularity, delivering tremendous flexibility.