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-grained granularity, delivering tremendous flexibility.