SOMERSET, N.J., July 13 -– Emcore Corp. announced the expansion of its optical device product offerings with its new 850 nm, 10 Gb/s gallium arsenide (GaAs) photodetector to meet the ongoing challenges for speed, reliability and performance for multimode fiber optic applications. The new photodetector, introduced at the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference in Baltimore, Md., is available with Emcore’s recently introduced 10 Gb/s oxide vertical cavity surface emitting laser. This combination enables the Company to provide a matched solution to transmit and receive functionality. By working in conjunction with its 10 Gb/s VCSEL, the new device has been designed for high-speed applications over multimode fiber. Emcore has developed the photodetector for very short reach applications, which include serial links, local area networks for Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel, InfinibandSM and OC-192. "By offering the photodetector and VCSEL combination, Emcore is able to provide its customers with a single supply source for transmitting and receiving data," said Reuben F. Richards, Jr., president and CEO of Emcore. "Emcore continues to expand its optical device product line and introduce new technologies into the marketplace that will serve as the enabling components for next generation datacom networks. These technologies will provide the foundation for OC-768 and 40 Gb/s parallel optic applications, and enable customers to cost effectively achieve even higher bandwidths."