Source Photonics Demonstrates the Industry-First XGS-PON N2 OLT at OFC 2017


West Hills, CA – 3/20/2017 – Source Photonics, a leading provider of broadband access optical components and modules, will demonstrate its recently announced industry-first XGS-PON N2 OLT optical module at OFC 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. Source Photonics’ XGS-PON optical transceiver module aims to offer a universal upgrade path from existing GPON networks to next generation high speed XGS-PON networks delivering multi-gigabit services to businesses and residences.

Source Photonics’ XGS-PON N2 OLT in the XFP form factor meets the N2 class maximum optical link budget set in the XGS-PON standard G.9807.1, providing 9.953Gbps downstream and 9.953Gbps upstream data rate and supporting a 1:64 split ratio for 20km links. The company’s leading optical and electrical design capabilities have enabled the integration of a 1577nm EML laser transmitter and a burst mode 1270nm APD receiver with micro-optic WDM filters to provision a single-fiber, dual-wavelength upgrade and overlay pathway for migration of existing class B+ and C+ GPON networks to XGPON and XGS-PON.

Source Photonics will demonstrate the downstream optical power of the OLT optical module at more than 5dBm with uplink sensitivity at -30dBm at 1×10^-3. The module’s performance satisfies the N2 class specification requirements of XGSPON ITUT G.9807.1 protocol of 31dB link budget.

The XGS-PON N2 OLT will begin sampling in March 2017 and will be available for production in Q3 2017. To see the live product demonstration of the industry-first XGS-PON, please visit us at OFC on March 21-23, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, booth number 3011.

About Source Photonics

Source Photonics is a leading global provider of innovative and reliable technology that enables communications and data connectivity, in next-generation mobile and fixed-line access networks, in metro networks, and in data centers. We invent next-generation solutions to provide data centers with low power, high data rate technology to meet the demands of the rapidly growing cloud data industry. Source Photonics is headquartered in West Hills, California, USA with manufacturing facilities, R&D, and Sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit

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