NKT Photonics releases World's most affordable supercontinuum laser
The new source provides single mode, fiber delivered light in the entire 450-2400nm range and, unlike most supercontinuum sources on the market, the laser can be triggered externally and synced with low jitter from single shot up to 20 kHz.
The previous generation COMPACT can be found in laboratories around the World where it is the daily driver within applications like component characterization, test & measurement and spectroscopy, or simply as a general purpose laboratory white light source. However, the low price point and the external trigger function of the new model opens up new applications for supercontinuum sources. Jesper Toft Olsen, Product Line Manager for SuperK supercontinuum lasers, explains:
"The new SuperK COMPACT brings supercontinuum sources into volume applications that are today dominated by single-line lasers, lamps and SLEDs. Now you can replace several of these sources with only one SuperK COMPACT and significantly reduce system complexity and cost. Add to that a maintenance-free lifetime of thousands of hours and the cost of ownership for this broadband system is the lowest we have seen in the industry."
The COMPACT is powered by NKT Photonics patented photonic crystal fiber technology pioneered more than a decade ago and which have since then been licensed to several partners in the industry. Constructed on the same platform as the larger SuperK EXTREME sources, the COMPACT is compatible with the existing range of supercontinumm accessories such as the SuperK SPLIT wavelength splitter and the tunable variable bandpass filter, SuperK VARIA, all of which can all be controlled directly from the source or through the bundled control software package.
The new SuperK COMPACT will be shown live at the BiOS and Photonics West exhibition on booth #711 in San Francisco in the beginning of February.
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