JANUARY 16, 2008 -- Chip and module manufacturer 3S Photonics (search for 3S Photonics), the former Alcatel Optronics and subsidiary of the Alcatel Group, announces the kick-off of its "1999 CHP" series, a product family of ultrahigh-power 980-nm terrestrial pump laser modules (search for 980-nm pump laser), with the general availability and volume production of its 660-mW kink-free, FBG stabilized, 1999 CHP 980-nm laser pump module.
3S Photonics says it has leveraged its expertise in submarine pump laser modules to build a new generation of powerful pump modules for terrestrial applications suitable for use in low-noise erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs), next-generation DWDM EDFAs, cable TV, and industrial markets. "This new generation of terrestrial pumps is powered by our in-house chip technology that has been fully qualified for submarine applications" for high performance and reliability, says Yannick Bailly, vice president of marketing for 3S Photonics.
The modules incorporate the latest generation Telcordia-qualified 1999 LCv2 980-nm laser chip, which is capable of delivering more than 900 mW at 1,100 mA with multiple wavelength availability, according to the company. The module is housed in a low-profile, 14-pin butterfly package with a polarization-maintaining fiber (PMF) pigtail; an integrated thermoelectric cooler (TEC); precision NTC thermistor; and back-facet monitor photodiode.
Products samples are available now.