Proof of concept
The development platform consists of a 1550nm tunable laser with narrow 10kHz linewidth and a compact, high performance EDFA, both integrated into a housing and controlled by software via micro USB.
The result is a laser module with high power (100mW), which maintains all features of the laser such as narrow linewidth and ultra-low FM noise at an affordable price. With the modular approach of the platform, higher powers could be achieved by integrating a different fiber amplifier.
The implemented firmware enables fast and high-speed frequency jumps (for controlled frequencies, switching can be as fast as 0.1 seconds with access to e.g. 10 frequencies over the full C band within 1 second) and free frequency modulation (up to 300 GHz, which is unique for a small form factor narrow linewidth tunable laser). The laser can access any desired frequency set-point in either the C-band or L-band.
The platform can be adapted towards customer requirements for easier mechanical integration as well as driving the design towards certain key optical parameters important for the application. Furthermore the software and or electrical interface to the module are customizable, allowing faster time to market through easier integration.
Thanks to the high power the platform can be used in all applications where measurements over a long distance are required, such as LIDAR and remote sensing, wind speed measurement, atmospheric LIDAR, fiber sensing, metrology, acoustic and seismic sensing, interferometric measurements, oil and gas sensing, pipeline monitoring, 3D scanning and many others.
For more information please contact Richard Clark on 01455 556360 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org