February 17, 2004 Dublin, Ireland -- Eblana Photonics has announced the availability of a new high performance uncooled laser diode emitting at the1.5-mm wavelength for use in optical fiber-based Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH)/Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) and passive optical networking (PON) applications.
The EP1530, along with the other products in Eblana's broadband portfolio, operates uncooled at high case temperatures to over 85 ° Celsius and will be the top choice for TS1000 optical fiber communication applications due to the combination of its TS1000 enhancing performance over extended temperature ranges together with high performance and uniformity of critical characteristics, contend company representatives.
The new product addition was developed in direct response to the growth of PON-based broadband connectivity. In particular, the EP1530 operating characteristics were designed to fulfill the requirements of TS1000-compliant PON transceivers operating at the 1.5-mm wavelength over wide temperature excursions.
"Our products deliver downstream cost savings to our customers by enabling more efficient transceiver manufacture for FTTH/PON applications where affordable consistent high performance is key to the ultimate consumer," reports James O'Gorman, Eblana's CEO. "Our technology platform and manufacturing approach exploit established microelectronics manufacturing models to allow us cost-effectively deliver cutting edge products to our customers and which define state of the art in precise and consistent component performance," he adds.
The EP1530 Series laser provides stable, uncooled operation to high temperatures (over 85 ° Celsius) using Eblana's proprietary design and advanced GaInAlAs materials engineering technologies. "Our proprietary technology allows us to separately optimize epitaxial materials and device structure without the requirement of utilizing problematic regrown interfaces," explains O'Gorman. Eblana's lasers are designed to remove the difficulty for transceiver manufacturers of manufacturing price sensitive broadband products by improving the uniformity in critical characteristics over existing laser components. "In addition," says O'Gorman, "using feedback from our customers, our product engineering team chose the EP1530 operating characteristics as a function of temperature to ease design and manufacture of TS1000-compliant PON transceivers for better overall TS1000 system performance."
Available now in TO-can, chip on substrate, and in die format, the devices are already used by key PON transceiver users.