Sunday, May 3, 2009

JDSU Introduces High Power Pump Laser for Undersea Networks

JDSU announced availability of its 450mW 5100 Series pump laser, the highest 980nm power available to the undersea optical networking industry so far.

The 5100 Series will power undersea optical amplifiers that are needed to transmit fiber optic signals along cables that span thousands of kilometers along the ocean floor, acting as critical trans-continental links for broadband communications. The new pump helps network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) and service providers design higher bandwidth undersea networks that can support more wavelengths or higher data rates.

The 5100 Series extends JDSU's historical leadership in the 980nm pump laser space by leveraging its existing
terrestrial pump laser for undersea deployment.