1550 nm Programmable Picosecond Laser, PM Output, Collimator, Rackmount


The Optilab PPL-1550-PM-R is a programmable laser that produces picosecond pulses with electrical input pulses. It functions as a seed pulse generator for Master Oscillator Power Amplifiers (MOPA). The PPL- 1550-PM-R is designed to produce < 100 ps widths and corresponding repetition rates up to 100 MHz from the user’s electrical pulse generator. It features a high Extinction Ratio (ER) Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (MZI) optical modulator with a high pulse contrast of -30 dB. The PPL-1550-PM-R consists of a narrow-line- width, ultra stable, DFB laser diode, centered at 1550 nm transmission wavelength, but with the flexibility to offer wavelengths above 1563 nm upon request. The DFB laser operates under Continuous Wave (CW) mode, modulated by a high speed modulator rise time of less than 35 ps. The Automatic Bias Controller (ABC) board is used to properly maintain the bias point of the optical modulator and ensure jitter free, ultra-fast pulse generation. The PPL-1550-PM-R incorporates 25/300 Large Diameter Fiber (LDF) to overcome non-linear effect. It features PM fiber for polarization maintaining, and is available with an optional PM EDFA to boost peak pulse power. The laser system is equipped with a standard remote control interface (RS-232) and an LCD display screen for easy user interface, accessible through a front panel adjustment knob.

➤ High Pulse Contrast of -30 dB
➤Generate short pulse of < 100 ps
➤ Uses external electrical input
➤ Optional PM high power collimator
➤ Optional high power PM EDFA
➤ Programmable pulse width & repetition rate
➤ 1540-1563 nm laser adjustable +/- 1.5 nm
➤ High speed optical modulator with < 35 ps rise time
➤ Collimated output available

Use In:
➤ Picosecond pulse generator
➤ Research & development
➤ Test & measurement
➤ Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA)