II-VI launches high-power 980-nm pump laser module

II-VI has introduced a 1-W, 980-nm pump laser module designed to enable up to 1,050 mW of kink-free optical power. It uses a grating-stabilized single-mode fiber for integration into the EDFA system.

Optical component and subsystems supplier II-VI has introduced a 1-W, 980-nm pump laser module designed to enable up to 1,050 mW of kink-free optical power. It uses a grating-stabilized single-mode fiber for integration into the EDFA system.

The pump laser module is housed in the established 10-pin mBTF (mini-Butterfly) format package, providing an electrically and mechanically compatible pinout to legacy 14-pin packages in a 75% smaller package.

The module "provides EDFA designers with new options to increase output power per stage within high-power DWDM solutions," explains Simon Loten, general manager of the II-VI's pump laser division. "It can also be used to replace pairs of lower power modules."

The module meets Telcordia GR-468-CORE standards and is RoHS 6/6-compliant. It is sampling to customers now and will be ramping toward production through the third quarter.

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