10 March 2020
Emcore launches Model 1997 6GHz uncooled coaxial laser module for 5G wireless
Emcore Corp of Alhambra, CA, USA – which provides mixed-signal products for the aerospace & defense and broadband communications markets – has introduced the Model 1997 1310nm and 1550nm CWDM 6GHz uncooled coaxial DFB (distributed feedback) laser module for next-generation, wireless linear fiber-optic links.
The laser module features extended bandwidth to 6GHz and is optimized for 5G, DAS (distributed antenna systems) and small-cell applications. The Model 1997 and Emcore’s complete line of lasers and optical receivers are on display in booth #2945 at the Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition (OFC 2020) in San Diego Convention Center (10-12 March)
With the rollout of 5G wireless networks well underway, 2019 saw 5G’s first commercial deployments from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, and smartphone makers will continue to rollout 5G models throughout 2020. As an ultra-linear, coaxial model optimized for 5G and a variety of wireless infrastructure fiber-optic link applications, Emcore’s Model 1997 6GHz uncooled DFB laser module is designed to enhance bandwidth and signal integrity for delivery of consistent, reliable wireless signals in temperature-controlled environments. The 1997 is packaged in a compact, hermetic TOSA (transmitter optical sub-assembly) with monitor photodiode and optical isolator for flexible integration into DAS and small-cell modules. It differs from Emcore’s 1998 6GHz cooled DFB laser by eliminating the thermoelectric cooler (TEC) and flex circuit connector to provide a lower-cost solution for indoor use. It delivers outstanding optical performance over a temperature range of -40°C to +75°C.
“Our new 1997 laser expands Emcore’s line of optical components for extended-bandwidth, high-speed wireless applications,” says Gyo Shinozaki, VP & general manager of Broadband. “With 6GHz bandwidth and low-noise operation, the 1997 will deliver maximum high-speed signal integrity for emerging 5G DAS and small-cell networks,” he adds.
At OFC, Emcore is showcasing its complete line of optical chips and packaged components for 5G, cloud/data-center, broadband access and light detection & ranging (LiDAR).