Tunable Laser Products

The Pure Photonics tunable laser is based on a volume produced micro-ITLA for the Telecom market, ensuring performance, quality and reliability. We provide a telecom grade version with unmodified hardware and optimized firmware, and a sensor grade version with optimized hardware and firmware with optional features. These can be customized in output power performance (up to 17 dBm for C-band and 16 dBm for L-band) and frequency range (up to 60 nm). Each version can be further enhanced by their available operating features, such as modulation, fast tuning etc. 

The low-noise tunable lasers can be provided as-is, with an evaluation board (PPEB700) or integrated into either the PPCL500 (for PPCL600), PPCL550 (for PPCL700), PPCL560 (with DB-9 interface) or CoBrite enclosure. 

Product Image Description Available Features
PPCL700 PPCL700 Tunable Laser Sensor grade low-noise tunable laser with custom inputs and outputs
Inputs for AM and FM modulation
Optional micro-USB interface
30 GHz Fine Tune Range
Clean Sweep
Clean Jump
No-Drift mode
Clean Modulation
Clean Measurement
PPCL600 PPCL600 Tunable Laser Telecom grade tunable laser with low-noise modes Whispermode
12 GHz Fine Tune Range
PPCL5x0 PPCL5xx Enclosure Enclosure solution PPCL500: all PPCL600 features
PPCL550: all PPCL700 features
Integrated Power Supply
Micro-USB interface
No Fiber Hassle
PPCL590 PPCL590 gas-cell locked laser Tunable laser integrated with a gas-cell. In locked
operation the frequency stability is significantly improved.
Integrated gascell
All PPCL700 features
Integrated Power Supply
Micro-USB interface
CoBrite CoBrite Enclosure ID Photonics enclosure solution With PPCL600 or PPCL700
Integrated Power Supply
USB interface
ID Photonics software
DX4 CoBrite Enclosure ID Photonics enclosure solution with up to 4 lasers With PPCL600 or PPCL700
Integrated Power Supply
USB interface
ID Photonics software

The products come with a standard set of modulation and control features, including the whisper mode operation. The PPCL700 has extended custom features and comes typically with 50 GHz Clean Sweep range and Clean Jump. Additional features are available to enable great performance in specific applications.

Feature Description
Whisper Mode
on all versions
Whispermode Operating mode with all control loops disabled
significantly reduces noise 0-1kHz
Clean Sweep
on PPCL700
Continuous modulation, no mode-hops
Standard range 50GHz, Optional up to 250GHz
Speed controllable between 1GHz/sec to 40GHz/sec
Clean Scan
on PPCL700
Full band scan
Stitched together from 100-200GHz sweeps
No modehops in sweeps, modehops between sweeps
Clean Jump
on PPCL600 and PPCL700
CleanJump Any-frequency to any-frequency jumps
Within 1 second in target mode
For specific frequencies within 0.1 second in target mode
Clean Modulation FM
on PPCL700
FM modulation External modulation up to 100kHz rate
Optical FM amplitude up to 100 MHz
Input 0-6V
Clean Modulation AM
on PPCL700
AM Modulation External modulation up to 1 MHz rate
AM amplitude up to 50%
Associated Optical FM modulation up to 500 MHz
No Drift
on PPCL600 and PPCL700
No Drift Calibration Stabilized to be within 1 pm over 24 hours
Short term stability better than 40 MHz

The feature guide provides more details on which features are available and what is optional. Please refer to Feature Guide PPCL600-700.