SWIR Lasers: Pulsed, CW, and Laser Diodes

Image SWIR MWIR LWIR LaserWhat are SWIR Lasers (short-wave infrared lasers)?

SWIR Lasers or short-wave infrared lasers emit electromagnetic radiation (laser light) in the SWIR spectral region, which we define as being between ≈ 1.4 μm and ≈ 3 μm.

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Picture Part Number Type Wavelength (nm) Output power (W) Mode Output Linewidth Pulse energy (uJ) Pulse width Rep rate
GBS-C: Broadband Light Source 1.5um Broadband CW Fiber Lasers CW Fiber Lasers 1529-1610 0.160 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber Broadband
HPFL GFL2 MFL TBS 1.5um CW/CW Modulated Fiber Lasers CW Fiber Lasers 1529-1610 2.0, 5.0, 30.0 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber
cgoa cgoa 3 goa hpoa 1.5um Fiber Amplifiers Fiber Amplifiers 1529-1605 0.0001, 0.00025, 0.001, 0.0016, 0.500, 1.0, 2.0, 5.0, 10.0 CW
LRL 1.5um NLW CW Fiber Lasers CW Fiber Lasers 1530-1564 1.0 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber Narrow
cpfl 1.5a 1.5at 1.5t cpfl2 hfl 1.5um Pulsed Fiber Lasers Pulsed Fiber Lasers 1530-1564 0.150, 1.0, 4.0 5.0, 25.0, 80.0 400ps, 50ns 5kHz, 1MHz, 2MHz
1550L-1XA LD Module 1550 0.250, 0.300 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber, Free Space
hpfl2 mfl2 thfl2 2um CW/CW Modulated Fiber Lasers CW Fiber Lasers 1760-2050 4.0, 40.0 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber
thpoa2 uhpoa2p 2um Fiber Amplifiers Fiber Amplifiers 1750-2054 10.0 CW
ER902 Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Mil-Spec Lasers 1535 0.002 200.0 4ns Single Shot to 10Hz
JOLD-FC-1470 Array (Bar) 1470 20.0 Multimode MM Fiber
KAUKAS 1 Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Mil-Spec Lasers 1534 0.005 1000.0 14ns Single Shot to 5Hz
KAUKAS 2 Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Mil-Spec Lasers 1534 0.004 2000.0 11ns Single Shot to 2Hz
KAUKAS 3 Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Mil-Spec Lasers 1534 0.003 3000.0 8ns Singe Shot to 1Hz
Single Emitter LDX-XXXX-1470 Single Emitter 1470 3.5, 5.0 Multimode MM Fiber, Free Space
Single Emitter LDX-XXXX-1550 Single Emitter 1550 0.800, 1.0, 1.5, 1.75, 2.5, 3.5, 5.0 Multimode MM Fiber, Free Space
Single Emitter LDX-XXXX-1620 Single Emitter 1620 1.0 Multimode MM Fiber, Free Space
Single Emitter LDX-XXXX-1640 Single Emitter 1640 1.2 Multimode MM Fiber, Free Space
Single Emitter LDX-XXXX-1675 Single Emitter 1675 2.0 Multimode MM Fiber, Free Space
Single Emitter LDX-XXXX-1850 Single Emitter 1850 1.0 Multimode MM Fiber, Free Space
Q-TUNE tunable DPSS laser Q-TUNE-G Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Tunable Lasers Tunable 0.020, 0.080, 0.110, 0.200, 0.264 2000.0, 8000.0, 11000.0 4ns 10Hz, 33Hz, 100Hz
Q-TUNE tunable DPSS laser Q-TUNE-IR Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Tunable Lasers Tunable 0.020, 0.065 2000.0, 6500.0 3ns - 4ns 10Hz, 20Hz
Q-TUNE tunable DPSS laser Q-TUNE Pulsed DPSS Lasers, Tunable Lasers Tunable 0.210 8000.0 5ns 10Hz, 33Hz, 100Hz
Q-Shift Series Quantas-Q-SHIFT-1551 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 1551 0.400, 0.640, 0.800 3000.0, 6000.0, 12000.0, 20000.0, 24000.0, 30000.0 2ns - 5ns 10Hz, 20Hz, 33Hz, 50Hz, 100Hz
Q-Shift Series Quantas-Q-SHIFT-1571 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 1571 0.400, 0.640, 0.800 3000.0, 6000.0, 12000.0, 20000.0, 24000.0, 30000.0 2ns - 5ns 10Hz, 20Hz, 33Hz, 50Hz, 100Hz
Q-Shift Series Quantas-Q-SHIFT-WXXXX Pulsed DPSS Lasers Multiple Wavelength Options Varies Varies 2ns - 5ns 10Hz, 20Hz, 33Hz, 50Hz, 100Hz
REP1500-1560 LD Module, Single Emitter, DFB 1500-1560 0.0015, 0.003, 0.005, 0.008, 0.014, 0.016, 0.020, 0.022 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber, Free Space Narrow
REP1550nm-1560nm LD Module, Single Emitter, DFB 1560-1600 0.006, 0.014 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber, Free Space Narrow
REP1635-1670 LD Module, Single Emitter, DFB 1635-1670 0.006, 0.008, 0.020 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber, Free Space Narrow
REP1678-1720 LD Module, Single Emitter, DFB 1678-1720 0.005 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber, Free Space Narrow
REP1720-1770 LD Module, Single Emitter, DFB 1720-1770 0.003, 0.006, 0.020 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber, Free Space Narrow
REP1850-1880 LD Module, Single Emitter, DFB 1850-1880 0.003, 0.0045, 0.005, 0.008, 0.014 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber, Free Space Narrow
REP1908-1970 LD Module, Single Emitter, DFB 1908-1970 0.002, 0.003, 0.020 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber, Free Space Narrow
REP1970-2053 LD Module, Single Emitter, DFB 1970-2053 0.0015, 0.002, 0.003, 0.004, 0.005, 0.014 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber, Free Space Narrow
REP2300-2333 LD Module, Single Emitter, DFB 2300-2333 0.002, 0.005 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber Narrow
DS3: Fiber-Coupled Turn-Key Direct Diode Laser System RPKDS3 Turn-Key System Multiple Wavelength Options Multiple Options Available Single-Mode, Multimode SM Fiber, MM Fiber
RPKE70 Multi-Emitter 1470 15.0 Multimode MM Fiber
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1270S Single Emitter 1270 0.020, 0.030 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1290S Single Emitter 1290 0.020, 0.030 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1330S Single Emitter 1330 0.020, 0.030 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1350S Single Emitter 1350 0.020, 0.030 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1370S Single Emitter 1370 0.020, 0.030 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1390S Single Emitter 1390 0.020, 0.030 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1410S Single Emitter 1410 0.015, 0.020 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1430S Single Emitter 1430 0.015, 0.020 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1450M Single Emitter 1450 2.0, 2.5 Multimode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1450S Single Emitter 1450 0.015, 0.020 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1470M Single Emitter 1470 2.5 Multimode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1470S Single Emitter 1470 0.015, 0.020 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1490S Single Emitter 1490 0.015, 0.020 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1510S Single Emitter 1510 0.015, 0.020 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1530M Single Emitter 1530 2.0 Multimode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1530S Single Emitter 1530 0.015, 0.020 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1550M Single Emitter 1550 2.0 Multimode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1550S Single Emitter 1550 0.015, 0.020 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1570S Single Emitter 1570 0.015, 0.020 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1590S Single Emitter 1590 0.015, 0.020 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1610S Single Emitter 1615 0.015, 0.020 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1625S Single Emitter 1625 0.015, 0.020 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLD 5.5mm Package Laser Diode RWLD-1650S Single Emitter 1650 0.015, 0.020 Single-Mode Free Space
RWLP-1450M: 1450nm MultiMode Laser Diode RWLP-1450M Single Emitter 1450 2.0 Multimode MM Fiber
RWLP-1450S: 1450nm Single Mode Laser Diode RWLP-1450S Single Emitter, DFB 1450 0.002, 0.005, 0.010 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber Narrow
RWLP-1490S: 1490nm Single Mode Laser Diode RWLP-1490S Single Emitter, DFB 1490 0.002, 0.005, 0.010 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber Narrow
RWLP-1510S: 1510nm Single Mode Laser Diode RWLP-1510S Single Emitter, DFB 1510 0.002, 0.005, 0.010 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber Narrow
RWLP-1530S: 1530nm Single Mode Laser Diode RWLP-1530S Single Emitter, DFB 1530 0.002, 0.005, 0.010 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber Narrow
RWLP-1625S: 1625nm Single Mode Laser Diode RWLP-1625S Single Emitter, DFB 1625 0.002, 0.005, 0.008 Single-Mode PM Fiber, SM Fiber Narrow
image of several free-space and fiber-coupled laser diode package types SMX1470 Single Emitter 1470 1.8, 3.8, 5.0, 6.5, 8.0, 18.0 Multimode MM Fiber, Free Space
image of several free-space and fiber-coupled laser diode package types SMX1550 Single Emitter 1550 0.400, 1.6, 3.3, 4.2, 5.5, 7.7 Single-Mode, Multimode MM Fiber, Free Space
SMX1940 Single Emitter 1940 1.1 Multimode Free Space
Wedge-XB 1572 Pulsed DPSS Lasers 1572 0.800 8000.0 2.5ns 1kHz
Wedge-XB 3um Pulsed DPSS Lasers 3106 0.200 100.0 3ns Single shot to 2kHz

FL CW/CW Modulated Series

FL CW/CW Modulated SeriesThe FL CW/CW Modulated Series of CW fiber lasers is manufactured to Telcordia standards and is suitable for various applications with powers up to 100W at 1um, 30W at 1.5um, and 40W at 2um. Available in both OEM and Turnkey formats, this series offers a variety of standard and custom configurations. Available options and configurations include narrow linewidth, single frequency outputs, C and L-band broadband sources, PM fiber options, power tunability, and high-speed trig./mod.

FA Series

fa 1.5um 1um 2umThe FA series offers a variety of standard and custom fiber amplifiers. Available in both OEM and Turnkey formats, our 1, 1.5, and 2um fiber amplifiers are manufactured to Telcordia standards and can be customized to meet your application requirements. With output powers of up to >40dBM and options for linear or random polarization, narrow linewidth, low noise, and input and output monitoring, our fiber amplifiers are ideal solutions for applications such as intra-satellite free space communication, optical transport, FTTH & CATV, RF video overlay, and pulsed amplification.

FL-P Series

1um 1.5um Pulsed Fiber LasersThe FL-P series of pulsed fiber lasers is manufactured to Telcordia standards and is suitable for various applications with average powers up to 5W at 1um and 1.5um, peak powers up to 25kW, and pulse widths in the range of 400ps to 50ns. Available in both OEM and Turnkey formats, this series offers a variety of standard and custom configurations. Available options include pulse monitoring, int/ext triggering, TTL or LVDS input signals, extended operating temperature range, and a robust design.

Matchbox Series

R1Z4-Matchbox Laser

The Matchbox series offers excellent performance and reliability in the “World’s Smallest” ultra-compact, all-in-one, integrated laser head. They can operate on a 5V power supply while maintaining low noise operation. The monolithic design of the Matchbox Series laser includes thermally stabilized optics in a hermetically sealed housing, ensuring reliable and maintenance-free operation. This series is available in wavelengths from 405 nm thru 1064nm, with options for collimated beam or fiber-coupled output, and single-mode and multimode versions.

ER Series

The ER Series offers an ultra-compact, ultra-low SWaP, and efficient solution for those seeking high-quality diode-pumped lasers for lightweight, handheld, and portable laser range finding applications. These lasers operate at an “eye-safe” wavelength of 1.5 µm and deliver high pulse energy up to 200 µJ with a 4 ns pulse width and repetition rates from single-shot up to 10Hz with optional burst mode. The ER Series is designed with a focus on high pulse energy, short pulse width, efficient operation, and long lifetime reliability with a 10M shot lifetime rating.

JOLD-FC Series

The JOLD-FC series of high-power fiber-coupled laser diode arrays (bars) are fully customizable and available at various levels of integration, providing a cost-effective solution for OEM applications. With superior reliability and efficiency, our lasers offer industry-leading performance. We offer standard wavelengths of 808, 940, 980, and 1470 nm, with 200, 400, or 600 µm fiber core diameters. You can also choose between pilot lasers, monitor diodes, and integrated Peltier elements.

KAUKAS Series

The KAUKAS series is a compact, low-SWaP line of 1.54µm “eye-safe” Er:glass lasers. These nanosecond pulsed lasers feature a compact design that makes them suitable for integration into handheld, portable devices. The lasers deliver high pulse energy, repetition rates up to 5Hz, less than 3% energy stability, and a high-quality TEM00 beam. With configurable and customizable options, these features make the KAUKAS series a versatile choice for various applications such as LIDAR & laser ranging, LIBS, metrology, and instrumentation.

LDX Series

The LDX Series of made-in-the-US, high-power, multimode laser diodes provide wavelengths from 400nm – 1900nm, a wide range of output powers and package types, as well as completely customized solutions. We have been offering these high-quality laser diodes for over 25 years. The performance, reliability, and lifetimes are time tested, and if for some reason there is an issue, we will make it right. 

Q-TUNE-G Series

Q-TUNE-IRThe Q-TUNE-G series is a highly advanced air-cooled, tunable wavelength laser. It offers hands-free, automated tuning from 680 to 2100 nm, delivering up to 12 mJ pulse energy in the near-IR range. With a <10 cm-¹ linewidth and up to 100 Hz pulse repetition rate, it’s ideal for photoacoustic imaging, non-linear spectroscopy, and more. The user-friendly GUI and microprocessor control ensure ease of use, while the water-free, air-cooled design optimizes performance. The Q-TUNE-G series sets a new standard in precision and efficiency for researchers across disciplines.

Q-TUNE-IR Series

Q-TUNE-IRThe Q-TUNE-IR series is the perfect high peak power, coherent DPSS light source for researchers with infrared spectroscopy applications. This series uses an Optical Parametric Oscillator (OPO) to produce a tunable wavelength of 1380–4500nm (<10 cm-1 linewidth), achieving > 15mJ of pulse energy at the peak of the tuning curve. 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 while providing a guaranteed > 2 G shot pump diode lifetime.

Q-TUNE Series

Q-TUNE-IR

The Q-TUNE series is a highly efficient, air-cooled, tunable wavelength laser, providing up to 8mJ, shorter than 5ns pulses at up to 100Hz, designed for temporally resolved spectroscopy, metrology, photo-acoustic imaging, and remote sensing applications. This laser uses an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) to produce a tunable wavelength range of 410-2300 nm with a linewidth narrower than 6 cm-1, which can extend to 210-410 nm with an optional second harmonic generator. Options for air purging for UV optics, spectrometer, and fiber-coupled OPO output are also available.

Q-SHIFT Series

Q-Shift SeriesThe Q-SHIFT series of Q-switched DPSS lasers is designed for researchers and application specialists working in micromachining, dermatology, LIDAR, time-resolved laser spectroscopy, and LIBS applications. With its built-in nonlinear wavelength conversion stage, this series can produce unconventional DPSS wavelengths: 1163, 1177, 1300, 1317, 1551 & 1571 nm. The optional harmonics generator can generate up to the 4th harmonic for each fundamental wavelength, providing even more versatility. This series can produce up to 40mJ/1W @ 1163nm with up to 100Hz repetition rate.

REP Series

The REP series includes high-performance, tunable, single-frequency (DFB-like) diode lasers and Fabry-Perot laser diodes in wavelengths from 760nm thru 2350nm, designed to address challenges in Gas Sensing, LIDAR, Spectroscopy, and Telecom. The REP series includes high-power and narrow linewidth options, covering various product ranges at the most popular wavelengths, providing customizable units with multiple packaging options, including the Fiber coupled 14-pin butterfly, TO39 (w/TEC), and TO56.

RPK Series

The RPK Series of multiple, single-emitter fiber-coupled diode lasers are available in wavelengths from 405nm thru 1550nm with up to ≈ 500W output power. Our specialized fiber-coupling techniques ensure high efficiency, stability, and superior beam quality, while rigorous inspections and burn-in procedures guarantee each product’s reliability, stability, and long lifetime. Highly customizable packages allow us to meet our customers’ specific needs, providing high-quality products at reasonable prices. 

RWLD Series

The RWLD series offers competitively priced laser diodes with high beam quality and a wide variety of products to support multiple applications. Available in a wide range of wavelengths, power levels, and packages. The RWLD wavelength options span from 405nm to 1650nm, with output powers in the range of 10 mW to 300 mW, packaged in a TO-18 package with photodiode. We also offer customized options, such as a customized wavelength, output power, or a special package to meet your specific needs.

RWLP Series

R3Z0-WSLP-905-050m-M-PD: 905nm Multimode Fiber Coupled Laser Diode

The RWLP series offers an affordable and versatile solution for your laser application needs with single-mode and multimode options and wavelengths from 405nm thru the IR region. With customizable options, our team can work with you to solve any challenges you may face. Rigorously tested for long-term reliability, the RWLP series ensures consistent performance and high beam quality. Perfect for integration, this series supports multiple applications including biological and analytical instrumentation. 

SMX Series

image of several free-space and fiber-coupled laser diode package typesThe SMX Series of US-made, high-power, thermally stable, and cost-effective InP laser diodes is available at 1470, 1550, and 1940 nm, perfect for medical, military, aerospace, LIDAR, free-space communication, and more! With a patented EPI structure, low-cost packaging, ISO certified supply chain with full lifecycle traceability, focus on ease of integration, and custom design capabilities, this laser diode family is an excellent choice for reliable, high-power InP devices.

Wedge Series

Wedge-XF-1064: 1064nm Picosecond Laser

The Wedge series of DPSS lasers is designed for OEM applications such as micromachining, LIDAR, LIBS, and more. Based on proprietary fast Q-switching technology, this series is compact, sealed, and monolithic, making them insensitive to vibrations & harsh environments. High peak powers, relatively low energy and low heat generation allow efficient ablation and non-linear interaction. Available from 266-3106nm, up to 8 mJ pulse energy @ 1064, the compact and lightweight package benefits LIDAR and aerospace applications, while short pulses provide exact time-of-flight measurements.