Sunday, November 4, 2007

JDSU Milestone: 400,000 980nm Pump Lasers

JDSU announced a company milestone: the delivery of its 400,000th 980 nanometer (nm) amplifier pump laser based on its planar platform. The recipient of the milestone shipment, Wuxi Zhongxing Optoelectronics Technology Co., which is located in Wuxi, China, has purchased more than 30,000 980nm pump lasers from JDSU over the past three years.

980nm planar pump lasers are used to power erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs), a critical optical component that regenerates weakened network signals traveling long distances over agile optical networks (AONs).

JDSU estimates its planar pump lasers have logged more than seven billion field hours since shipments began in 2000. During that period, network operators traced only fifteen field failures to the planar pump lasers, equating to an industry-leading reliability figure of > 3 Failure In Time (FIT).