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II-VI Unveils wavlength-stabilised 980nm Laser

Uncooled pump laser module includes wavelength stabiliser technology in 8-pin mini-DIL package.

II-VI, a provider of pump laser modules and micro-optics for transceiver-embedded optical amplifiers, has introduced a new uncooled 980nm pump laser module that features patent-pending in-package wavelength stabilisation within an 8-pin mini-DIL package.

High bit rate transceivers operating at 100 Gb/s and higher continue to be designed into smaller packages to meet the needs of telecom carriers and cloud service providers for equipment with greater bandwidth to form-factor density.

II-VI's new module eliminates the need for an external fibre Bragg grating in the fibre pigtail assembly. Instead, it features an 80 micron low-bend loss, small-bend radius and polarisation-maintaining fibre pigtail that enables optical amplification within small transceiver packages.

The new 980nm pump laser modules house II-VI's G08 semiconductor lasers and are built on II-VI's OC-2 packaging platform with over two million modules shipped to date.

"With our existing portfolio of ultra-compact optical components, we are the leader in pump lasers and micro-optics for transceiver-embedded optical amplifiers for the fast growing 100 Gb/s CFP2-ACO market" said Sanjai Parthasarathi, VP, product marketing and strategy, Optical Communications Group.

"Our 8-pin uncooled mini-DIL pump lasers continue to be the smallest commercially available. With the integrated wavelength stabiliser technology, these pump lasers are now also the most versatile solutions for the growing market of optically amplified high bit-rate coherent transceivers."

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