Daylight Solutions Introduces a New Mode Hop-Free Laser Product Line with Enhanced Stability & Functionality
for Spectroscopy in the Mid-IR
May 08, 2012
May 8, 2012 San Jose, CA – Daylight Solutions has announced the introduction of a new line of high-resolution
Mode Hop-Free Lasers featuring enhanced stability and the narrowest linewidth commercially available from external cavity,
mid-IR technology. The debut of this product line is occurring at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) in San Jose, CA.
The successful Mode Hop-Free laser product line has been completely redesigned for higher stability and increased versatility.
The new design allows for narrower open-loop linewidth (≤10 MHz over a 1 s integration time) and reduced jitter both at a
single wavelength and while scanning. The result is improved quality high-resolution spectra. The enhanced mechanical stability
allows for a substantial increase in the bandwidth of the piezoelectric tuning element (PZT) to over 600 Hz.
The new TLS-41000-MHF model line also features a redesigned current modulation circuit optimized for high-resolution spectroscopy.
The circuit has a widened bandwidth (200 Hz to over 1 MHz) with low phase delay. The overlap of the PZT and current modulation
bandwidths allows for the implementation of a traditional two-stage locking circuit to minimize the center linewidth drift and jitter.
“The increase in performance over our previous product offering is quite a step forward,” says Dr. Michael Radunsky,
Product Marketing Manager for Daylight Solutions’ scientific product lines, “With over 300 units in customer labs and a number
collaborative efforts underway with leaders in the field of high-resolution spectroscopy, we have unparalleled experience and user
feedback. Higher resolution, smoother tuning, and the ability to tightly lock our source to a reference are all properties the
high-resolution spectroscopy community has demanded. We are proud to be the only company that can offer this next-generation
performance in the mid-IR.”
This new Mode Hop-Free Laser is available for summer 2012 deliveries in a full range of
wavelengths spanning the mid-IR from 4 to 10.5 µm.
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