Daylight Solutions Launches New MIRcat™ Laser Source with Industry-leading Mid-Infrared Tuning Range
Daylight Solutions MIRcat Laser
October 01, 2012
Oct 01, 2012 - Oct 1st, 2012 - San Diego, CA – Daylight Solutions, Inc., a leading manufacturer of molecular
detection and imaging solutions in the mid-infrared, today announced the launch of the company’s latest laser system for the
Scientific Research market. Being marketed as “MIRcat”, the ultra-broadly tunable mid-infrared laser system provides its users
with the widest single-box tuning range commercially available.
Building on the field-proven performance of Daylight Solutions’ broadly tunable Über Tuner™ series of ECqcL™
(External Cavity quantum cascade Lasers), MIRcat incorporates up to four tunable laser modules into a single, sealed laser head.
The laser system switches between these modules to provide a single, high quality output beam with an overall tuning range of
up to ~800cm-1 (~6000nm). The system provides a highly flexible, modular approach to optimizing customers’ coverage within the
mid-IR region (~4µm to 12µm).
Uniquely available in either Pulsed or Continuous Wave (CW) variants, MIRcat leverages Daylight Solutions’ design DNA to deliver
high reliability and uncompromised performance across application-critical parameters such as: high output power
(typically hundreds of mW peak power pulsed or tens of mW CW), superb beam pointing stability, high mode quality,
and narrow linewidths.
The system sets a new standard in wavelength range and price/performance from a single-box, ECqcL laser source.
The modular design allows customers to optimize their mid-infrared wavelength coverage by selecting two, three or
four widely tunable laser modules, optimized for their application and budget. According to company officials,
MIRcat’s world-class performance brings new capabilities to a broad range of applications, including: molecular
spectroscopy; standoff explosive detection; hyperspectral imaging; and microscopy. “Solid, liquid, and gas phase
spectroscopy and imaging measurements are now easier, faster and more cost-effective than ever before.” says company
President and COO, Paul Larson “MIRcat will also future-proof our customer’s research by allowing them to add or swap
modules as their requirements change over time. MIRcat is just one more example of Daylight’s commitment to ‘Best in Class’
performance for our customers on the leading edge of research.”
Daylight Solutions develops molecular detection and imaging systems for a variety of markets, including defense,
scientific research, medical diagnostics, and commercial applications. Since 2005, the company has been the world
leader in transitioning QCL-based mid-infrared technology into system level solutions for its customers.
In addition to its custom development services, the company also offers integrated sensor products and a
line of broadly tunable and fixed wavelength lasers.
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