II-VI unveils dual 980nm pump laser with 810mW per port

II‐VI Photonics, a provider of pump laser modules for terrestrial and submarine optical networks, has announced the general availability of its high-power, 2 x 810mW, dual 980nm pump laser module.

The new dual-chip, dual-output, pump laser modules enable designers to replace two laser modules with one. Housed within the compact 10-pin mini-butterfly package, they consume less electrical power, generate less heat and enable significant reductions in the size of high-performance, multi-stage optical amplifier designs. 

“II-VI’s 980nm pump laser technology, now entering its third decade of innovation, continues to meet the evolving needs of the market,” said Dr. Sanjai Parthasarathi, vice president, product marketing and strategy, Optical Communications Group.  “The established, proven building blocks of very high power semiconductor lasers, compact module packaging and unique, independent dual-laser output designs come together in this new product to minimise the physical size and carbon footprint of optical networking equipment.”

The new product exploits II-VI’s high-reliability gallium-arsenide laser technology platform and wafer fabrication facility in Zurich, Switzerland. Originally part of IBM, II-VI acquired the Zurich laser business from Oclaro in 2013.

Telcordia qualification testing has been completed and production is ramping up to serve several customers, the company says.


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