September 20, 2017

100Gb/s CWDM4 Optical Interconnect at Facebook Data Centers for Bandwidth Enhancement

Frontiers in Optics / Laser Science (FiO/LS)

By: Abhijit Chakravarty, Katharine Schmidtke, Vincent Zeng, Srinivasan Giridharan, Cathie Deal, Reza Niazmand

Abstract

Facebook has developed 100G data centers from the ground-up by fine tuning optical technologies, optimizing link-budget, limiting operating temperatures and ultimately improving manufacturability. 100G-CWDM4 is an effective technology to enable connectivity over duplex single-mode fiber.