Princeton Lightwave Touts 3 Products
WaveHarp Advanced Distributed Feedback Lasers (DFB): the WaveHarp is an advanced DFB laser that emits high power - reaching 300 milliwatts - in a narrow spectral band. As a wavelength-stabilized pump, the WaveHarp takes the new approach of integrating the grating on the laser chip, thus eliminating the need for an external Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) and reducing customers' costs. As a source laser, it can eliminate the need for amplifiers in Metro DWDM networks, significantly reducing system architecture cost and complexity to enable wide-scale deployment.
WaveRider Broadband GainChip (BGC): the WaveRider is a tunable BGC on an Indium Phosphide-based platform, packaged in chip-on-carrier sub-assemblies. The WaveRider is employed by our customers in external cavity lasers (ECL) for broadly tunable network source lasers. The WaveRider provides high power - providing more than 40 milliwatts in an ECL - an industry breakthrough. As a result, ECL customers can easily reduce both design constraints and manufacturing complexity.
WavePower Pump Lasers for Raman Amplifiers and EDFAs: The WavePower family of pumps is available in 14xx nm for Raman amplification and 1480 nm for EDFAs. PLI's pump design provides high power - reaching 500 milliwatts in a module. Higher pump power translates to higher amplifier gain and more robust amplifiers. The benefits to network providers include greater bandwidth, while reducing long haul network costs through simplified amplifier designs and all-optical transmission.