3S Photonics intros terrestrial pump laser modules

APRIL 3, 2008 -- 3S Photonics has introduced a new family of medium- and high-power 980-nm terrestrial pump laser modules for metro applications.

APRIL 3, 2008 -- 3S Photonics (search for 3S Photonics), manufacturer of laser chips and modules for telecommunication networks, today announced the launch of its 1999 PLM series: A product family of medium- and high-power 980-nm terrestrial pump laser modules targeting metro applications.

"Through the launch of our new generation of pump laser modules from 1999 PLM series, we fully leverage our recognized pump lasers expertise acquired in submarine applications to provide the terrestrial market with cost-effective products with an unparalleled level of performance and reliability," contends Yannick Bailly, vice president of marketing for 3S Photonics. "By introducing the 1999 PLM series, we put ourselves in position to address every telecommunications market segment, from low to high powers" he adds.

According to 3S Photonics, its 1999 PLM series contains a new high-power 980-nm laser chip that was internally developed, is fully qualified, and exceeds Telcordia recommendations. Its features include:
• The latest generation 3S PHOTONICS 1999 LCv1 980-nm laser chip, delivering more than 450mW at 600mA;
• A hermetically-sealed low-profile 14-pin Butterfly package with singlemode fiber (SMF) pigtail;
• Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) stabilization;
• Multiple wavelength availability;
• An integrated Thermo-Electric Cooler (TEC), precision NTC thermistor, and back-facet monitor photodiode;
• Up to 365-mW kink-free output power from -5 ° C to +75 ° C;
• Excellent stability performance with high dynamic range;
• Full qualification in accordance with Telcordia GR-468 CORE specifications; and
• Field-proven high reliability.

Applications include low-noise Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFAs) and next-generation DWDM EDFAs.

3S Photonics says its 1999 PLM 980-nm laser pump module is generally available and in volume production.


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