Superluminescent Lasers

Superlumiscent Laser DiodesSuperluminescent laser diodes (SLED or SLD, also sometimes called superluminescence diodes or Superluminescent light-emitting diodes = Superluminescent LEDs) are optoelectronic semiconductor devices that emit broadband optical radiation (broadband light) based on superluminescence. In terms of construction, they are similar to laser diodes, containing an electrically driven p–n junction and an optical waveguide. Importantly, however, SLDs lack optical feedback by reflections, so that no laser action can occur.

Our SLED products are perfect for many applications, including Telecom Test Equipment, Optical Component Testing, Medical Optical Coherence Tomography, Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) Sensors, Optical Sensing, Coherent Communication, Polarization Testing, White Light Interferometry, Industrial Optical Coherence Tomography, Spectroscopy, Biomedical Imaging Systems, Metrology, Fiber Optic Gyroscopes, and Holography.

Superluminescent Laser Diodes - Optical Coherence Tomography

For example, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a high-resolution and deeply penetrating 3D imaging method. Luxmux’s broadband light sources are suitable for both spectral domain and swept source OCT. Customers will see an increased axial resolution with our broadband, tunable light sources. Luxmux SLEDs provide superior performance for Time-Domain (TD) OCT systems, which require SLEDs with a strong spectral shape and optical coherence for sidelobe suppression.

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LTC-ISB Series

The (Integrated Spectral Bench) product is a compact Superluminescent Diode (SLED) solution that employs Luxmux’s high-performance Optical Spectral Engine (OSE) module. The ISB is a broadband light source that operates in the near infrared range. It is a turn-key product that can easily be integrated into existing devices that require light power.

LTC-OSE Series

The LTC-OSE series from Luxmux, trade named BeST-SLED®, can be configured with up to 6 super luminescent diodes and driver circuitry, into a single 32 pin butterfly package. This reliable, cost-effective, rugged broadband light source produces overlapping spectral coverage from 1230nm to 1730nm, generating up to 19 spectral combinations, and average powers up to 50mW. The LCT-OSE series is suitable for direct integration into existing OEM products for Optical Coherence Tomography, Optical Sensing, White Light Interferometry and others.