LaserPXIe – Laser Source Module

The LaserPXIe 1000 Series is a Continuous Wave (CW), tunable laser source offering high-power output, narrow 100kHz linewidth and 0.01pm resolution tunability.

With seamless PXI integration, LaserPXIe can be easily integrated into new or existing PXI test setups. Save space, lower your costs and improve testing efficiency while delivering reliable and repeatable results in production or research environments.


Features

high channel density2 or 4 lasers per single-slot module

Achieve high channel density with up to 68 channels in an 18-slot PXI chassis.

tunable across C or L bandFull tunability across C band or L band

Ideal for telecommunications applications; full coverage of DWDM channels.

smarter calibrationSmarter calibration for enhanced power uniformity

Minimise inter-channel power variance with enhanced power uniformity between channels.

 0.01pm tuning resolution0.01pm tuning resolution

Tune to anywhere within C or L band with a high 0.01pm tuning resolution.

narrow linewidthNarrow 100kHz linewidth, up to 15dBm of power

High stability 100kHz linewidth makes it an ideal candidate for some of the most demanding applications, such as coherently modulated high-speed communications.

seamless PXI integrationSeamless PXI integration

Take advantage of PXI’s integrated triggering and synchronization capabilities across electrical and optical instruments.


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’s ideal for experiment and testing that require precise control of your polarization state.

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

LaserPXIe 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

 

 

 

Product warranty

This product comes with a 1 year warranty.

Download Spec Sheet

For more information, download the LaserPXIe 1000 Series Preliminary Spec Sheet which includes full technical specifications.

 LaserPXIe 1000 Series Preliminary Spec Sheet

 


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Application Notes

Measuring Laser Linewidth
Low linewidth lasers are important for use in systems such as coherent communications, fiber optic sensors, interferometric sensing and gas detection. This application note covers the theory and importance of laser linewidth measurements, especially as they relate to low-linewidth lasers.

 Measuring Laser Linewidth Application Note

Relative Intensity Noise (RIN) Measurement
Semiconductor laser Relative Intensity Noise (RIN) is an important parameter that can cause significant degradation to the performance of fibre optic communications links. It is important for both laser manufacturers and systems designers to understand how RIN is measured to ensure reliable, accurate and repeatable results.

 Relative Intensity Noise (RIN) Application Note

Resources

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