Light Sources

Superluminescent Diode Light Source

Superluminescent Diode Light Source

The SLD-101S is a highly stable superluminescent light source designed specifically for OCT, sensor and test & measurement applications. During operation, both the current and temperature are accurately controlled for superb power and spectral stability. The output power and diode temperature are stabilised to 0.02 dB and 0.05°C respectively. The light source has three available operation modes: constant current, constant power (optional), and modulated power. The modulation can be either external or internal, with different waveforms (sine or square) and different speeds (up to 100 kHz). One unique feature is that users can select either low or high degree of polarisation (DOP) options for specific applications. Other user-selectable options include output fibre type (SM or PM), centre wavelength, spectral width, and output power. Finally, the SLD-101S comes with USB, RS-232, Ethernet, and GPIB communication ports for easy, flexible interface with computers and other instruments. It is an ideal source for OCT, fibre sensors, fibre gyros, PM patch cord extinction ratio (ER) measurement, and general-purpose test and measurement.

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Tuneable Laser Source

Tuneable Laser Source

The TLS-101 is a compact tuneable laser source for daily test and measurement applications. The laser can be step-tuned across the C or L band communication channels with a tuning resolution of 50 GHz in less than 20 ms. The internal wavelength locker assures that the wavelengths or frequencies of the output light are exactly on the ITU grid of the DWDM channels. The light source has three operation modes: fixed wavelength output for the user to select a static wavelength or frequency output, single-trip wavelength (frequency) scan with a user-set range, step, and speed, and round-trip frequency scan. Finally, the TLS-101 comes with USB, RS-232, Ethernet, and GPIB communication ports for easy, flexible interface with computers and other instruments. In particular, the Ethernet port allows the instrument to be controlled remotely, from home, office or a hotel room when on travel. The TLS-101 is an ideal source for WDM component testing, sensor interrogation, optical coherence tomography (OCT), PMD and PDL characterisation, and for use in general purpose test and measurement applications.

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