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Albis Optoelectronics honored by 2022 Lightwave Innovation Reviews

Rueschlikon, 9 February 2022 – Albis Optoelectronics, renowned industry brand for high performance photodetector products, announced today that both its entries, the 28 Gbaud avalanche photodiode APD20D1 and the 800G photodiode array PS60X4, were recognized among the best by the 2022 Lightwave Innovation Reviews. An esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the optical communications community recognized Albis Optoelectronics as a high-scoring recipient with an impressive score of 4.5 on a scale of 5.

“On behalf of the Lightwave Innovation Reviews, I would like to congratulate Albis Optoelectronics on their high-scoring honouree status,” said Lightwave Associate Publisher and Editorial Director, Stephen Hardy. “This competitive program allows Lightwave to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products impacting the optical communications community this year.”

APD20D1 is a bottom-illuminated ultra-high-speed avalanche photodiode (APD) for the design of high-sensitivity 28G receivers. Typical applications include 28-Gbaud PAM-4, 100GBASE-ER4, and 25G EPON. The APD has a large dynamic range and withstands high optical input powers which ensures operation up to overload conditions. The monolithically integrated backside lens focuses the incoming light beam on the topside detecting area. This increases the backside detecting diameter and enables easy and efficient optical coupling.

According to the judges this product is “well suited for longer reach (ER or ER-like) datacom interconnect applications as it combines quality sensitivity for reach and high damage reliance for (inadvertent) back-to-back connection, previously a design limiting concern for such solutions.”

The PS60X4 is an assembly of four 112-Gbaud photodiode chips flip-chip soldered onto a metallized ceramic carrier with coplanar ground-signal-ground contact layout and a channel pitch of 750 µm. All photodiodes are positioned with high accuracy to guarantee a chip-to-chip alignment of +/- 6 µm. The bottom illuminated p-i-n photodiode structure is optimized for usage in 112 Gbaud PAM-4 (400GbE and 800GbE) transceivers for single-mode telecom and datacom networks.

“Indeed, I believe this is a unique product with superb bandwidth coupling efficiency.” Comments a Lightwave Innovation Review judge.

About Albis Optoelectronics AG

Albis Optoelectronics is a designer, developer and manufacturer of high-speed PIN and APD photodiodes for fiber optic datacom and telecom applications. The diversified product portfolio supports 10G, 40G and 100G communication links as well as analog microwave applications. The Rueschlikon based fabrication facilities offer full in-house production from front-end to back-end and includes a class 100 clean room and extensive test and qualification laboratories. New products for emerging markets as well as customer specific modifications are developed by a team of experienced scientists and engineers. The company produces high quality products fulfilling Telcordia GR-468 and MIL-STD-883E requirements. For further information visit www.albisopto.com.

About the Lightwave Innovation Review

The Lightwave Innovation Reviews program recognizes the top products and services within the optical networking industry as determined by a stellar panel of experts from a wide variety of service providers, technology developers, industry analysis firms, and media.

About Lightwave

Through our integrated media portfolio, Lightwave delivers content focused on fiber optics and optoelectronics, the technologies that enable the growth, integration and improved performance of voice, data and video communications networks and services. Our experienced editorial team provides trusted technology, application and market insights to corporate executives, department heads, project managers, network engineers and technical managers at equipment suppliers, service providers and major end-user organizations. Our unique ability to inform our audience’s business-critical decisions is based in our 35+ year relationship with the entire optical community— technology vendors, communications carriers and major enterprises—and our recognition of the interplay among its members.