Quantifi debuts swept tuneable laser

Created February 6, 2023
Technologies and Products

Quantifi Photonics has debuted its Laser 2000 Series swept tuneable laser at Photonics West 2023, which can be operated as a step-tuned, swept-wavelength, or fixed-wavelength CW laser source. The Laser 2000 Series uses a high-quality grating paired with state-of-the-art micro-electromechanics for quick, voltage-controlled wavelength tuning and repeatability. It offers 0.01 dB power stability and a high-speed scan rate of 400 nm/s.

With PXIe compatibility and built-in synchronisation trigger inputs and outputs, users can easily synchronise the laser sweep with other measurement tools such as optical power meters, spectrum analysers, and oscilloscopes to quickly build flexible and scalable test systems that can be adapted over time to meet changing requirements.

Kees Propstra, VP Marketing and GM Quantifi Photonics USA says, “The Laser 2000 Series is our latest product designed to fill an important gap in the market. By combining its small footprint, fast scan speed and PXIe compatibility, it is ideal for high-volume automated test applications, which is a challenging niche for photonics device developers and manufacturers currently. I’m very proud to offer this innovative instrument to customers and look forward to showing off the Laser 2000 Series at Photonics West this year.”

Quantifi says that many optical devices, waveguides, and photonic integrated circuits (PIC) must be characterised and tested for wavelength-dependent performance. The Laser 2000 Series can quickly scan the typical wavelength ranges utilised by DWDM and CWDM optical datacom and telecom transmission signals, or be set at specific wavelengths within that range.

(Image: Quantifi Photonics)

For more information, visit www.quantifiphotonics.com





This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.