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Reliability assurance of broad-area high-power multimode laser diodes for telecommunications equipment
Author(s): D. R. Pendse; Aland K. Chin; D. Bull; J. Maider
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Paper Abstract

The procedure for demonstrating the reliability of laser diodes used in telecommunications equipment is documented in Telcordia document GR-468-CORE, Issue 1, December 1998. This procedure was intended for low-power single-mode diodes used in fiber-optic transmitters. A small section was added to the procedure to address high-power, single-mode diodes used as optical pumps for fiber amplifiers. Due to the invention of the double-clad fiber optic cavity, the next generation of fiber amplifiers will likely utilize high-power, multimode diode lasers as optical pumps. In this study, we report on the reliability assurance of multi-spatial mode laser diodes emitting 1 Watt from a 100 micron aperture at 915 nm. While additional study is required to verify the results, the present data indicate a total failure rate, combining both sudden and random failures, of less than 1000 FITs for an operational lifetime of 20 years.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2001
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 4285, Testing, Reliability, and Applications of Optoelectronic Devices, (17 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.426873
Show Author Affiliations
D. R. Pendse, Boston Laser, Inc. (United States)
Aland K. Chin, Boston Laser, Inc. (United States)
D. Bull, Boston Laser, Inc. (United States)
J. Maider, Boston Laser, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4285:
Testing, Reliability, and Applications of Optoelectronic Devices
Aland K. Chin; S. C. Wang; Niloy K. Dutta; Niloy K. Dutta; Kurt J. Linden; S. C. Wang, Editor(s)

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