C-Band Tunable Laser with Wavelength Sweeping (TLS-C-B)

Data Sheet

Product Overview

The Optilab TLS-C-B is a high spectral purity and stable tunable wavelength laser source capable of sweeping the extended C-band in 100 ms. The TLS-C-B features a unique ability to either set the wavelength or sweep the entire C-band or a select section, and features wide wavelength tuning range, narrow laser linewidth, high Side Mode Suppression Ratio (SMSR), excellent wavelength stability, and optical output level up to 30 mW. With the standard Polarization Maintaining (PM) fiber output, TLS-C-B offers a linearly polarized output. These features makes TLS-C-B well suited for many different applications, including DWDM device testing, optical sensing and laboratory measurement applications. It includes an RS-232 Interface for remote operation in laboratory environments.

Applications

  • Laboratory Testing and Measurement
  • Seed Lasers for modulators
  • DWDM Networks
  • Fiber Optics Components
  • Fiber Sensors

Features

  • Extended tuning range from 1528 to 1568 nm
  • Sweep full C-band or specific section in 100 ms
  • Either set wavelength or sweep C-band
  • 96 DWDM channels @ 50 GHz (0.4 nm) spacing
  • Programable Sweep Rate from 1 ms to 10 sec
  • High optical output power up to 30 mW
  • Narrow laser linewidth of 100 kHz
  • Excellent Side Mode Suppression Ratio of 55 dB
  • Low RIN Noise of -150 dB/Hz
  • Polarization Maintaining (PM) Output
  • No dithering for coherence applications

Feature Name Description
Optical Specifications
Laser Wavelength Range 1530 nm to 1605 nm
Wavelength Accuracy ± 2.5 GHz
Wavelength Stability ± 5 pm over 24 Hours
Output Power Level 20 mW min., 30 mW max.
Output Stability 0.02 dB over 8 hours
Laser Linewidth < 100 KHz
Relative Intensity Noise -150 dB/Hz typ.
Side Mode Suppression Ratio 55 dB typ.
Polarization Extinction Ratio 20 dB typ.
Optical Isolation 30 dB min.
Fiber Type Panda 1550 PM Fiber
Optical Connectors PM Narrow Key, FC/APC or Customer Specified
Control Functionsg
Laser Wavelength Range 1530 nm to 1565 nm
Base Frequency Range 196.1 THz to 191.5 THz,
Wavelength Tuning Set with 0.4 nm Step to 96 channels
Channel Stepping Delay 1 ms to 10 sec (Programmable)
Scan Time 1 ms channel-to-channel (10 Hz over entire range)
Remote Control Interface RS-232
Dithering Frequency 0 to 375 MHz
Remote Control Interface LabView inclues RS-232
VOA (Optional)
Attenuation Range 40 dB
Insertion Loss 1.5 dB typ.
Input/Output PM Fiber
Mechanical Specifications
Operation Temperature Range 0° to +40° C
Storage Temperature Range -40° to +70° C
Power Supply 80-240 V, 43-63 Hz AC, 1.5 A max.
Power Consumption 40 W max.
Display Output Level, Wavelength, Sweeping Rate