LaserBlade – Modular Tunable Laser

Unrivalled Versatility and Flat Power Response

The LaserBlade is a Continuous Wave (CW), tunable laser source offering high-power output, narrow 100kHz linewidth and 0.01pm resolution tunability (C and/or L bands).

Its modular design allows for seamless integration with the MTP1000 chassis and it can be used with any combination of Coherent Solutions’ MTP Blades. Build a customized optical test platform to help you deliver reliable and repeatable results in manufacturing or research and development environments.

The MTP1000 and LaserBlade offer exceptional scalability – each MTP1000 chassis has capacity for 9 Blades, each holding 2 or 4 lasers of your choice (C and/or L). Control up to 36 individual lasers individually or in-sync through our marketing-leading intuitive software.

Key features

  • Modular Test Platform with your choice of blades
  • Your choice of 2 or 4 lasers per blade
  • Full tunability across C and/or L band
  • Smarter calibration for enhanced power flatness
  • 0.01pm tuning resolution
  • Narrow 100kHz linewidth, up to 15dBm of power
  • Up to 36 lasers per MTP1000
  • Up to 1024 MTP-1000 controlled by software
  • Compatible with the VOABlade, PowerBlade, SwitchBlade & PolBlade
  • Remote PC control (Ethernet or USB)
  • Intuitive, easy to use software
  • 19-inch rack mountable

Superior power accuracy

The LaserBlade provides advanced calibration for flat power response, ideal for applications including coherent / Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) transmission and WDM networks.

Target applications

  • Stable local oscillator for coherent receivers
  • WDM network loading
  • General purpose stable light source for telecom and physics
  • Amplifier testing
  • With its polarization maintaining output, it is ideal for experiment and testing that require precise control of your polarization state.

Ultimate scalability and versatility built-In

Together the MTP1000 and LaserBlade offer unrivalled scalability. Each MTP unit has capacity for 9 blades, each holding 2 or 4 lasers of your choice (C and/or L). With up to 36 lasers per unit, and up to 1024 units per configuration, your options are virtually unlimited.

Smarter calibration for more powerful characterization

Coherent Solutions provides superior calibration to ensure a flat power response. With all the lasers under control of the TIM application, you can see how well each is characterized to work together for even results.

Typical ITLA Lasers

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This figure illustrates the typical output power accuracy of standard ITLA lasers. The output power of each is recorded using a NIST traceable optical power meter. Measurements from each laser are taken at 10 different wavelengths for 7 different power settings. The data is taken from random sample of 12 lasers.

Mean error (abs) = 0.25dB
Pk-Pk error = 1.038dB

LaserBlade with Power Calibration

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This figure illustrates the results of the same measurements, when the lasers are integrated into the LaserBlade and controlled via the TIM application. The output power is now within 0.2dB across the entire range.

Mean error (abs) = 0.03dB
Pk-Pk error = 0.20dB

 

 

 

3 year product warranty

3yr-WarrantyAll Coherent Solutions’ products come with a standard 3 year warranty. Our team’s experience and extensive product knowledge provide total peace of mind.

Download Spec Sheet

For more information, download the LaserBlade-ITLA Spec Sheet which includes full technical specifications.

LaserBlade-ITLA Spec Sheet

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