1550 nm Programmable Nanosecond Laser (PNL-1550)

Data Sheet

Product Overview

The Optilab PNL-1550 is a programmable laser that produces nanosecond pulses with electrical input pulses, functioning as a seed pulse generator for Master Oscillator Power Amplifiers (MOPA).  Available in a rackmount or benchtop unit, it consists of a narrow-line-width, ultra stable, DFB laser diode for gain switch, direct modulation. The PNL-1550 is available with the choice of wavelength from 1530 nm to 1600 nm, and is designed for direct pulse modulation of laser current to produce < 5 ns width optical pulses using an electrical input from an internal pulse generator. The peak output power can reach 100 mW, and it is available with SM or PM fiber for Polarization Maintaining. The laser system is equipped with a standard remote control interface (RS-232) via a USB 2.0 port. Contact Optilab for more information.


  • Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA)
  • Research & Development
  • Testing & Measurement
  • Second Harmonic Generation (SHG)


  • From 1530 nm to 1600 nm
  • Generate short pulse of < 5 ns
  • SM or PM fiber optional
  • TTL input for pulse trigger
  • Maximum repetition rate of 100 MHz
  • Peak power of 100 mW
  • Optional high power collimator
  • Gain switch direct modulation
  • High Pulse Contrast of 50 dB

Feature Name Description
General Specifications
Wavelength 1530 nm to 1600 nm
Minimum Pulse Width < 5 ns
Pulse Repetition Rate Customized from 100 Hz to 50 MHz
Energy per Pulse up to 20 nJ
Pulse Contrast 50 dB
Polarization Extinction 20 dB PM version
Optical Output Power (CW) ≥ 10 mW CW
Peak Power Optical Output 100 mW max
Wavelength Adjustment Resolution 0.05 nm (optional)
Electrical Pulse Input Specifications
Frequency 100 Hz to 50 MHz
Input Trigger Level TTL > 3.5 V
Electrical Connector SMA
Optional Collimator Specifications
Collimated Beam Quality m2 < 1.5
Nominal Beam Diameter ~1.2 mm
Average Optical Power 15 W max.
Peak Power for ns Pulse 15 KW max
Fiber Type PLMA-GDF-25/300
Mechanical Specifications
Operating Temperature 0º C to +50º C
Storage Temperature -40° to +70° C
Humidity 10% to 90%
Power Supply 110 V AC and 220 V AC, 50 or 60 Hz
Display Temperature, Current, Voltage
Controls/Monitoring LDC display or RS-232 for Laser Switch, EDFA output power through front panel.
Communication Interface RS-232 interface cabling from PC to units
Dimensions 1RU: 19” x 20.5”x 3.5”, or Benchtop
Optical Connector SMF-28 FC/APC, PANDA FC/APC, or user option
Electrical Connectors SMA Female

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