SWIR Lasers Overview
SWIR, Short Wavelength Infrared, laser sources include the wavelengths from 1.4μm –3 μm and are diverse category of solid-state lasers; with laser diodes, diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers, both CW and pulsed, fiber lasers and fiber amplifier all emitting in the SWIR spectrum. As a result, these lasers are available with both single-mode and multi-mode beam profiles, and with either free space or fiber coupled outputs. SWIR lasers are ideal for many applications in the Defense markets and are widely used in telecom applications. Short Wavelength Infrared pulsed lasers are also available with an extensive range of pulse widths and peak powers. SWIR fiber lasers cannot only produce high output powers, but they are also able to provide extremely narrow linewidth (and therefore long coherence lengths) making them ideal for a wide variety of lidar applications. OEM packages and modules are available for both DPSS and diode lasers.