2.5 W 975nm Pump Laser Introduced by Spectra-Physics

Spectra-Physics of Mountain View, California USA has introduced a new series
of multimode, semiconductor pump lasers that deliver up to 2.5 W of power, considered
twice the amount previously available. Applications are primarily for pumping
Raman fiber lasers, and at 975 nm, for co-doped EDFA pumping. Standard packages
include chips on sub-mount and lensed chips on sub-mount, as well as hermetically
sealed, fiber coupled, industry standard, 14-pin butterfly packages. Fiber coupled
versions utilize a 105 µm core, 0.15 NA fiber, and deliver 2 W of output; both
thermoelectrically cooled and uncooled versions are available. Custom packages
can be readily optimized to meet the needs of specific applications.