Time-Bandwidth Products pioneered the development of high pulse repetition rate, fundamentally modelocked lasers based on Er:Yb glass material. The result is the ERGO-XG laser, which has demonstrated superior performance for many years in leading laboratories across the world. Telecomm applications where the ERGO can play a critical role include ultrahigh speed transmission systems (100s of Gb or Tb / second), optical clocking, multiwavelength source, continuum generation, and frequency metrology, to name a few.
Example reference publications (available upon request):
1) L. K. Oxenlowe et al. "Ultra-high-speed optical signal processing of Tbaud data signals," ECOC 2010, review paper Mo1A1.
2) K. J. Lee et al. (Prof Richardson group from UK), "Elimination of the chirp of optical pulses through cascaded nonlinearities in periodically poled lithium niobate waveguides," ECOC 2010, paper We6E4.
3) D. Hillerkuss et al. (Prof. Leuthold group from KIT, Germany), "Single source optical OFDM transmitter and optical FFT receiver demonstrated at line rates of 5.4 and 10.8 Tbit/s," OFC postdeadline paper, San Diego 2010.
4) M. Galili et al. (Prof. Oxenlowe group from Denmark and Prof. Eggleton from Australia), "Breakthrough switching speed with an all-optical chalcogenide glass chip: 640 Gbit/s demultiplexing," Opt. Exp. 17, #4, 16 Feb 2009.
5) X. Yang et al. (Prof. Manning group from Ireland), "Demonstration of all-optical pattern recognition at 42 Gbit/s," ECOC 2008, paper We2C1.