Applied Optoelectronics announces 100 Gbps PIN photodiode array

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAOI), a provider of fiber-optic access network products for the internet datacenter, cable broadband, fiber-to-the-home and telecom markets, has announced the successful development of 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) PIN photodiode (PD) arrays for high-speed optical receivers, the company said.

The high performance InGaAs PIN PD is a front illuminated photodiode with a large modulation bandwidth, high responsivity, and low dark current. The product is a 4×25 Gbps PD array, and is designed specifically for 100 Gbps transceiver modules for datacenter and 100G EPON transceivers for FTTH applications. The PIN PD can also be used for PAM4 receivers used in our 200G and 400G data center transceivers. Besides the 1×4 array, the 25 Gbps singlet PD can also be used in 25G SFP28 transceivers for 5G wireless and 25G EPON applications.

Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (AOI) is a developer and manufacturer of advanced optical products, including components, modules and equipment. AOI´s products are the building blocks for broadband fiber access networks around the world, where they are used in the internet datacenter, CATV broadband, FTTH and telecom markets. AOI supplies optical networking lasers, components and equipment to tier-1 customers in all four of these markets. In addition to its corporate headquarters, wafer fab and advanced engineering and production facilities in Sugar Land, TX, AOI has engineering and manufacturing facilities in Taipei, Taiwan and Ningbo, China.