Cisco Optics

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Experience peace of mind at the heart of your network

Get the highest quality, performance-leading optical transceivers for any network architecture.

Deliver connectivity users can count on

Get access to global supply chain diversity, fulfillment, and support that reduce the risk of disruption.

Experience round-the-clock reliability

Keep your network up and running with reliable optics that are rigorously tested, qualified, and validated.

Plug innovation into your network

Speed up your network and lower your costs with innovations in optics technology and manufacturing.

Cisco Optics are at the heart of every network.

Find the optical transceiver to fit your network

800G transceivers

Double your port capacity. Get QSFP-DD800, with backward compatibility to lower-speed QSFP transceivers.

400G transceivers

Migrate to 400G with QSFP-DD transceivers that provide super-high density and backward compatibility.

200G transceivers

Deploy high-density transceiver modules for data center AI/ML applications and high-performance computing networks.

100G transceivers

Get high-density connectivity in your data center, compute, and service provider networks.

50G transceivers

Implement high-capacity connectivity for service provider, enterprise, and data center applications.

40G transceivers

Meet high-performance connectivity needs of campus, data center, and cloud deployments.

10G transceivers

Support a variety of port types with transceivers optimized for 10G applications.

QSFP-DD 400G ZR+ High-Tx Power

Extend reach and compatibility in high insertion loss systems with better optical transmit power.


Transmit 400G wavelengths up to 120 km with coherent ZR, and long-haul transmission with Open ZR+.


Connect unamplified links point to point up to 45 km with 400G coherent wavelengths.


Connect unamplified links point to point up to 80 km with 100G coherent wavelengths.

CFP2 400G

Get software configurable line rates and modulation for long-reach amplified DWDM or dark fiber systems.

CFP2 400G BiDi

Support line rates up to 400 Gbps over a single-fiber bidirectional transmission.

QSFP-DD Pluggable Open Line System

Get optical amplifier/multiplexer functionality in a pluggable form factor deployed in routers.

High-density MMF and SMF patch panel

Simplify optical connectivity with patch panel and cable assemblies for 4x10 to 400G breakout.

Speed up your network with volume discounts on Cisco optical transceivers

Upgrade and save on 100G or 400G pluggable optics

Accelerate your migration to 100G and 400G and maximize the port use on switches and routers with Cisco optics that are rigorously tested, qualified, and validated.

Accelerate your network with 400G coherent pluggable optics

Meet high traffic demands with coherent optics that support use cases across data center interconnect, metro-area access and aggregation, and long-haul networks.

Find the transceiver model to fit your needs

Product information matrix

Discover optics that fit your network design or deployment needs.

Compatibility matrix

Explore which pluggable optics are compatible with which host platform ports.

Interoperability matrix

Learn which pluggable optics communicate with each other through fiber.

Optics that fit your use case

Optics for the future of work

Transition to faster network speeds with an optics strategy for hybrid work.

400G data center networking

Speed up your move to high-density 400G data center fabrics.

Cisco Routed Optical Networking

Converge your IP and optical transport onto a single layer to simplify lifecycle operations.

Optics for data center interconnect

Connect data centers across your metro areas and beyond with 100G to 400G pluggable optics.


Transform your network with Cisco Optics

Pluggable optics enable high data-rate transmission between servers, switches, and routers. Get performance-leading optical transceivers for any network with Cisco Optics. See how in our e-book.