San Diego, California, USA
Thorlabs has been serving the photonics industry for over 30 years. Highlights of our extensive portfolio of over 20,000 items include our all-in-one benchtop systems for high-speed fiber optic test and measurement; innovative fusion splicing and glass processing workstations; interferometers for measuring end face geometry of fiber optic cables; erbium-, ytterbium-, and praseodymium-doped optical amplifiers; and single-frequency, ultra-low-noise lasers for the C-band. Our offices, located in 9 countries, provide same-day shipping of stocked items and fast responses to customer inquiries.
Balanced Photodetectors and Photoreceivers
Thorlabs' high-speed, compact, fiber optic balanced detectors are designed for demanding OEM applications that require low-artifact performance. The surface mount package contains fiber and photodiode arrays configured on a common substrate for excellent response matching and precise timing for differential signal detection. This design achieves a high common mode rejection ratio and minimizes optical artifacts.
Benchtop Tunable Laser Source, 1310 nm
Thorlabs’ Tunable Laser Sources emit light that can be swept over commonly used telecommunications wavelength ranges. The new O-band laser features stepped sweeping and continuous sweeping from 1250 to 1350 nm.
This system will be available in July 2021.
O-Band Fiber Amplifiers
Thorlabs' Praseodymium-Doped Fiber Amplifier (PDFA) offers key advantages over typical semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) when used for boosting communication signals. Distortion effects typically associated with the saturation mechanism and gain dynamics of SOAs do not exist in the PDFA, leading to improved compatibility with wavelength division multiplexed systems, advanced modulation formats, and high data rates.
Optical Reference Transmitters
Thorlabs' all-in-one reference transmitters are based on proven lithium niobate modulator technology driven by high-fidelity RF amplifiers. They are designed for high-speed fiber optic test and measurement applications. These user-configurable systems integrate a Mach-Zehnder intensity modulator with fully featured bias control, a tunable or fixed-wavelength laser source, RF amplifier, and variable optical attenuator.
Patch Cable Inspection Systems
Thorlabs’ Fiber End Face Interferometers provide an easy way to inspect fiber connectors. The Connect-Chek® Portable Interferometer uses a unique tilted phase analysis to measure radius of curvature, apex offset of polish, and fiber undercut or protrusion on any PC or APC single-fiber connector. The All-in-One End Face Geometry Interferometer measures single- and multi-fiber connectors using scanning white-light interferometry, which can be used to produce a 3D height map of the connector surface. Both devices can be programmed with pass/fail parameters using IEC, Telcordia, or custom standards.
Patch Cable Production Systems
Thorlabs’ line of Fiber Connector Epoxy Curing Ovens features precise temperature control for UV curing on fiber connectors. The system offers user-programmable temperature soak and ramp cycle. Setup is easy, clean, and tool free.
Thorlabs’ Laser Cutter is designed to remove excess epoxy from a fiber connector. A convenient touch screen shows a real-time image of the fiber with the cut line superimposed on screen. With an adjustable focus and adjustable cut height, the machine is compatible with a large range of fibers.
Both products will be available July 2021.
Single-Angled-Facet (SAF) Gain Chips
Single-Angled-Facet (SAF) gain chips use a geometric technique to reduce the reflections on one end of the chip. This, in combination with an AR coating on that facet, virtually eliminates back reflections that create unwanted feedback into the laser cavity. As a result, SAF gain chips are superior to standard gain chips when used in external cavity lasers, particularly tunable ECLs.
Thorlabs' Ultra-Low-Noise Hybrid Lasers provide signals with relative intensity noise below -165 dBc/Hz and typical (Lorentzian) linewidths of 100 Hz. The single mode output can reach optical powers of 140 mW with a side mode suppression ratio of 70 dB. The patented design consists of a single-angled-facet gain chip coupled to a fiber Bragg grating enclosed in a hermetically sealed case.
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