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pump laser

A laser used as the pump for an optical amplifier or other laser. See EDFA and laser.
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In addition to the form factor reduction, this new pump laser also lowers the total module power consumption by approximately 60% compared to the power consumption of two discrete cooled pumps running at a nominal output power of 500mW, and the uncooled design enables customers to further reduce their cost through simplified control electronics and reduced component count.
This new MSA represents a significant advancement in the pump laser industry and we are pleased to deliver this innovative new format to our customers so that they can differentiate in the market with smaller and lower cost designs.
The module has a wide operating temperature of -20 to +75 degrees, is Telcordia and RoHS compliant, and utilises the same scalable and proven base alignment technology as other Bookham telecom pump lasers, including the 750mW Ultra high power single mode pump laser module, and the OceanBright(TM) submarine pump laser module.
The ultra high power 750mW pump laser module has been shipping in volume since March 2007, and offers amplifier designers the opportunity to replace two pump laser modules with one, improving cost, performance and enabling a reduced footprint.
Doubles laser pump power from 4 watts (W) to 8 W, allowing NEMs and service providers to replace two pump lasers with a single pump laser within optical amplifiers for FTTH deployments.
The new passively cooled, small form factor multimode pump module has a floating anode/cathode design and includes the latest generation of multimode pump laser chips from the Bookham Zurich facility.
While the most common application for Furukawa's pump lasers are in telecommunications, data communications and CATV networks, Furukawa's pump and signal lasers are also used in a variety of precise military and commercial applications including light detection and ranging sensing systems (LIDAR), air pressure sensing systems, industrial fiber lasers, and test and measurement systems.
An EDFA relies on an optical fiber that is "doped" with the element erbium, which efficiently converts pump laser energy to replicate signal light in a 1550nm band.
March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JDSU, a leading enabler of broadband and optical innovation, today 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.
Bookham has now shipped over 320,000 of the 980nm pump laser modules to customers, giving its devices an accumulated field operating experience of over 12 billion hours.
An erbium-doped fiber amplifier is the engine that powers a signal across a transmission route, and the pump laser is the high-octane gas," said DiLeo.
a worldwide supplier of fiber-optic components and modules for advanced optical networks, announced several important milestones in the reliability testing of its fused fiber WavePump(TM) pump laser combiner.