Continuous, smooth wavelength modification (sweeping) is a special operating mode used by tunable lasers as opposed to gradual modification (stepping). Sweeping mode allows for significantly shorter measuring times than stepping mode, e.g. during wavelength-dependent characterization of passive components. Sweeping also opens new areas of application up to you, such as optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR) or scanning laser OCT.
The heart of the Phoenix series is an MEMS-based tunable laser that enables extremely linear laser adjustment. Used in combination with an integrated wavemeter and a detector system, the Phoenix is a complete sweeping system that you can use to quickly measure wavelength-dependent parameters with outstanding precision. An external trigger allows you to synchronize it with other devices in more complex applications. The Phoenix systems are available both as a bench-top variant (model 1400) and a compact, integratable OEM module (model 1200).
- MEMS-based, tunable
- wavelength range: 1,515–1,565 nm
- Integrated wavemeter
- Two integrated detectors
- Extremely linear sweeping