980nm pump laser module

3SP Group will launch its 980nm pump laser module, capable of delivering up to 950mW of operating power (1,045mW Kink-free power) for network amplifier applications, at OFC/NFOEC in San Francisco on 11-13 March.

3SPGroup is extending the operating power (Pop) of the 2000 CHP series of pump modules up to 950mW Pop while maintaining a low operating current, thus creating the 980nm single-mode pump modules product family for telecom applications.

The pump module incorporates a new GaAs laser chip based upon the 3SPGroup submarine qualified technology. The design offers more output power with similar levels of operating current and reliability. This laser chip, is packaged in an industry-standard hermetically sealed 14-pin cooled butterfly package and wavelength locked by a Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) integrated into the fibre pigtail. The resulting 2000 CHP module offers stable performance over a wide dynamic range.

The 950mW Pop 2000 CHP is RoHS 6/6 compliant and Telcordia GR-468-CORE qualified. Product samples are already available and are currently being evaluated by customers while general availability is scheduled for June 2014.