Sunday, March 18, 2007

JDSU Introduces Two New Amplifier Pump Lasers

JDSU introduced two new high-performance products and disclosed industry leading reliability data related to its Erbium-doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA) 980 nanometer (nm) pump laser portfolio.

First, JDSU announced the release of its new 3000 Series 980 nm pump that produces 660 milliWatts (mW) of optical power, allowing for improved amplifier designs that capitalize on increased power to reduce the component count and noise figure of EDFAs. The 3000 Series represents the highest power Telcordia-qualified 980 nm pump laser available in the market today.

In addition, JDSU launched the new 2945 Series 980 nm pump that provides a 20 percent reduction in power consumption compared to previous offerings. This new pump produces 400 mW of optical power, while operating at an elevated internal temperature of 45 degrees C. The 2945 Series is enabled by laser chip technology that no longer requires power-hungry refrigeration down to 25 degrees C for reliable operation.

JDSU also disclosed that its current 980 nm pump lasers have performed in the field at a reliability figure below 5 Failure in Time' (FIT), based on more than five billion estimated deployment hours. This figure, which equates to less than one failure every two hundred million accumulated field hours, is five times better than any previously disclosed 980 nm pump laser failure rate.

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