Infinera Infinite Capacity Engine Brochure
Infinera Infinite Capacity Engine Brochure
Infinera Infinite Capacity Engine: Cloud scale capacity for Infinera Intelligent Transport Networks
History of Opto-Electronic Innovation
History of Opto-Electronic Innovation
Infinera’s optical innovations of today are built on the many successes of its past
White Paper: Photonic Integration
White Paper: Photonic Integration
The industry’s first PICs delivered power, space and cost savings for long-haul DWDM applications

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.

David Crofts, CEO at Australia Japan Cable said, “Our partnership with Infinera underscores Infinera’s incredibly rapid response but also highlights the value of operating a network based on PIC technology, the DTN-X and Infinera’s unique Time-based Instant Bandwidth capability, which enabled us to deploy software-activated bandwidth incrementally in a very short period of time.”

 

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.