MWIR, Mid-Wavelength Infrared, laser sources include the wavelengths from 3 μm –8 μm and Quantum Cascade Laser Diodes are the most common lasers in this wavelength spectrum. These lasers are available with multi-mode beam profiles, and typically have a free-space output. MWIR lasers are ideal for many applications in the Defense market and are widely used in counter measure applications. Mid-Wavelength Infrared lasers emit in the main transmission bands of the atmosphere, 4.0µm, 4.6µm, and 4.8µm. Our QCLs are available in the HHL Package, OEM package including the driver, and a turn-key solution.
|Picture||Part Number||Type||Wavelength (nm)||Output power (W)||Mode||Output||Linewidth||Pulse energy (uJ)||Pulse width||Rep rate|
|C-Wedge HB 3um||Pulsed DPSS Lasers||3000||50.0||3ns||Single shot to 1kHz|
|PowerMir 4.0um||Quantum Cascade Lasers||4000||0.100, 0.450, 1.0||Multimode||Free Space|
|PowerMir 4.6um||Quantum Cascade Lasers||4600||0.100, 0.450, 1.0||Multimode||Free Space|
|PowerMir 4.8um||Quantum Cascade Lasers||4800||0.100, 1.5||Multimode||Free Space|
|Q-TUNE-IR||Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Tunable Lasers||Tunable||0.020, 0.065||2000.0, 6500.0||3ns - 4ns||10Hz, 20Hz|
The Wedge series is a line of DPSS lasers designed specifically for OEM applications such as micro machining of hard and soft materials, specialty marking, glass and crystal engraving, LIDAR, LIBS, spectroscopy, and medical diagnostics. These diode–pumped lasers, based on proprietary fast Q-switching technology, are compact, sealed, and monolithic which makes them insensitive to vibrations and harsh environments. With high peak powers and relatively low energy and heat generation, they allow efficient ablation and non-linear interaction with most materials. The compact and lightweight package is a great benefit in LIDAR and other aerospace applications, while short pulses provide extremely precise time-of-flight measurements.
The PowerMir series is a line of high-power pulsed Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCL) based on our proprietary technology. Various integration levels available, including plug-and-play benchtop turnkey systems, OEM driver + laser modules, or just the HHL-packaged lasers. QCW operation allows for increased wall-plug efficiency and thermal dissipation. The PowerMir series incorporates high-powered diodes emitting in the main transmission bands of the atmosphere and offers ITAR-free technology. The TEM00 Gaussian beam allows for high-quality performance, and the user-friendly Windows software streamlines operation.
The Q-TUNE-IR series is the perfect high peak power, coherent, DPSS light source for researchers working with infrared spectroscopy applications. This series uses an Optical Parametric Oscillator (OPO) to produce tunable wavelength in the 1380 – 4500 nm range with a linewidth less than 10 cm-1, achieving > 6.5mJ of pulse energy @ 3500nm for the F-10 configuration (> 2mJ @ 3500nm for C-10) with a 10Hz repetition rate. The Q-TUNE-IR requires little maintenance, with all laser electronics integrated into the housing, including an air-cooling system, eliminating the need for chillers or large power supplies, all while providing a guaranteed pump diode lifetime greater than 2 giga-shots.