matrIQ-Laser™ 1000 Series – Tunable Laser Source

The matrIQ-Laser™ is a fully-compliant uITLA laser with up to four channels in a compact benchtop form factor. Offering 0.01 pm resolution tunability across C or L bands, exceptional power accuracy up to 16.5dBm, and optional dither suppression, this is a versatile and cost-effective general purpose instrument.


Features

tunable across C or L band

Full tunability across C band or L band

Ideal for telecommunications applications; full coverage of DWDM channels.

smarter calibration

Smarter calibration for enhanced power uniformity

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

0.01pm tuning resolution

0.01pm tuning resolution

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

narrow linewidth

Narrow 100kHz linewidth, up to 16.5 dBm 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 integration

Polarization maintaining output

The slow axis of polarization is aligned with the output connector key as per industry standards. The user may choose to use polarization maintaining (PM) fiber or standard singlemode fiber (SMF).

low insertion lossPowerful software controls

The matrIQ-Laser is fully programmable via industry standard SCPI protocols and drivers are available for Python and LabVIEW. It also comes  with an easy-to-use GUI that can be used on any device with a modern web browser.

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USB or Ethernet operation

Connect to matrIQ-Laser with USB or Ethernet for simple setup and operation.

narrow linewidth

Excellent measurement correlation with our optical PXI modules

Shared product architecture lets you validate your system and test requirements in the lab with matrIQ-Laser, and scale up to high-volume automated production testing with the LaserPXIe module.

3arranty_60x60Product warranty

This product comes with a 3 year warranty.


Applications

  • Stable local oscillator for coherent receivers
  • WDM network loading
  • General purpose stable light source for telecom and physics
  • Amplifier testing
  • Polarization maintaining output ideal for polarization sensitive experiments and testing.

 


Whisper Mode: Dither Suppression (Optional)

The matrIQ-Laser 1000 Series comes with optional whisper mode. This feature enables the user to temporarily disable the laser control frequency dither, which is useful for applications that require the narrowest linewidth.

All Coherent Solutions tunable lasers adhere to the OIF standard Micro Integrable Tunable Laser Assemblies (μITLA) Implementation Agreement and utilise the standard dithering method for frequency stability.

 


Superior Power Accuracy & Cross-Channel Uniformity

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

matrIQ-Laser with Power Calibration

cs-lasers

This figure illustrates the results of the same measurements, when the lasers are integrated into the matrIQ-Laser. The output power is now within 0.2dB across the entire range.

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

 

 

 

 


Ultra Compact Form Factor

Our matrIQ products are extremely compact and housed in a robust metallic case to help you make the most of your available bench space.

Coherent Solutions matrIQ-Laser_1000_Series telecom DWDM tunable laser

Download Spec Sheet

For more information, please download the matrIQ-Laser 1000 Series Spec Sheet which includes full technical specifications.

 matrIQ-Laser 1000 Series Spec Sheet

 


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