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MENHIR-1550 Femtosecond Fibre Laser

Product Code:
MENHIR-1550
Manufacturer: Menhir Photonics AG

Industrial grade 1550nm femtosecond fibre laser with GHz repetition rate

  • Pulse energy up to 1nJ
  • Repetition rate up to 2.5GHz
  • Soliton pulses < 200 fs
  • Low phase noise <0.1%
  • Low timing jitter < 30fs

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Menhir Photonics femtosecond laser sources offer robustness for industrial and OEM deployment plus high performance associated with scientific requirements. With technology developed at ETH Zurich and Swiss precision engineering, this is a robust self-starting and simple to use laser designed with 24/7 operation in mind. Excellent reliability, low-noise performance and clean soliton pulse mode-locking provide a compelling solution. The MENHIR-1550 series has been made to facilitate OEM integration and enable customer applications

 Whilst ideal for industrial applications, the performance and reliability of these lasers are also ideal for scientific research including big-science installations where precision timing is crucial.

 Key Specifications

  • Centre Wavelength = 1550nm +/-10nm
  • Average power > 50mW or up to 2W
  • Repetition rate from 200MHz up to 2.5GHz
  • Pulse width <200fs (transform limited)

Key Features

  • Ultra-low-noise
  • Transform-limited pulses
  • Hermetically sealed laser
  • Compact industrial design – single box
  • User-friendly
  • 24/7 operation
  • Ruggedised for stability under non-ideal environmental conditions

Key Applications

  • Optical communication
    • Single Source WDM
    • Free-space Communication
    • Ultra-stable clock
  • Precision microwave
    • Low nose RF generation
    • Radio Astronomy
    • A-D Conversion
  • Science
    • Frequency comb generation
    • THz generation
    • Amplifier seeder
  • Timing distribution
    • Particle accelerators
    • Ultra-precise navigation
    • Gravitational lensing
  • Industry
    • RF Signal generation
    • Fast digitisation
    • LIDAR

Specifications

 

 

 

MENHIR-1550

MENHIR-1550+

Parameters

(Oscillator, no amplifier)

(With amplifier)

Average power

≥ 50 mW

up to 2 W

Peak power

≥ 0.1 kW

up to 4 kW

Pulse energy

≥ 0.05 nJ

up to 1 nJ

Repetition rate

Standard -250, 500 MHz,1, 1.25, 2 or 2.5 GHz Custom design -200 MHz to 2.5 GHz*

Centre wavelength

1560 nm +/-10 nm

Spectral bandwidth

≥ 12.5 nm (at 3 dB)

Pulse width

≤ 200 fs, Transform-limited

Optical output port

Fiber output (PM FC/APC), Free-space

Beam quality

TEM00 , M2 ≤ 1.05

Polarization

Linear (PER ≥ 23 dB, ≥ 200:1)

Amplitude noise

≤ 0.1% RMS (24 h)

Timing jitter

≤ 30 fs [1 kHz-10 MHz]

*Please inquire for your specific repetition rate

General

 

Power supply

5 VDC / 2 A **

24 VDC / 2 A **

Power consumption

≤ 10 W

≤ 50 W

Cooling

Passively air-cooled

Warm-up time

≤ 10 s (Cold start)

Laser head size/Weight

240 x 160 x 89 mm3 / 5 kg

Control unit

No control unit required, All-in-one system

Operating temperature

+5°C to +45°C

Storage temperature

-10°C to +60°C

Relative humidity

≤ 80% (Non-condensing)

Analog interface

e.g. Power Mod., Alarm, Interlock, Trigger, Status

Digital interface

USB, RS232, ETHERNET, CAN

**Power supply for 100 or 240 VAC can be provided as option

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