Our partner Alfalume announces availability of 1.3 μm high power uncooled QD Lasers

Alfalume Inc. in partnership with Innolume GmbH, today announces sample availability of its O-band high power InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot DFB lasers which offers best-in-class output power, wall plug efficiency, temperature range as well as fundamentally better reliability of QD lasers compared to QW counterparts.

The Aflalume QD lasers provide significant benefits for high speed datacom transceivers, including record high power and conversion efficiency at temperatures above 85℃ without requiring thermoelectric coolers, optical isolator free operation, and lower cost due to significantly reduced component costs and better assembly yields.

“Our QD laser technology matches the operation temperature of photonics to the highest operating temperature of modern electronics. There is no other technology today which can provide the power level of O-band DFB lasers above 200mW with power efficiency of 20% at 105°C with the ability to operate efficiently up to 150°C” said Alexey Kovsh, Alfalume CEO. “Our uncooled lasers are ideal for pluggable transceivers offering the highest efficiency at high temperatures”.

QD DFB lasers offer the following performance characteristics: 

For 800G/1600G-DR8, a single QD laser can be used for all eight channels, resulting in lower component counts, better assembly yield and lower cost optical transceivers. QD Lasers are ideal for both Silicon Photonics and all new EO Modulation technologies including TFLN and BTO/Si. In addition QD Lasers are ideal for Remote Laser Modules for CPO and LIDAR applications. 

“The power of a single Innolume laser allows us to have a significant power margin for our DR8 Lithium Niobate modulators ‘, said Xinlun Cai, Liobate CEO.  “This enables better manufacturing yield and lower cost transceivers.”

About Alfalume Inc.

Alfalume in partnership with Innolume GmbH to develop and bring to market leading edge quantum-dot laser solutions for datacom, LIDAR and other applications. Together the two companies have more than 100 customers worldwide.  

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