By Onefive GmbH
Compact, industrial-grade optical pulse sources with very low timing jitter and sufficient power are becoming a key building block in many advanced applications. High data rate communication systems, optical sampling systems used for high-speed analog-to-digital conversion, precise frequency comb generation and long-range radio frequency (RF) clock distribution via fiber-optic links, to name a few, are increasingly depending on the commercial availability of reliable, industrial-grade optical pulse sources with ultra-low amplitude and phase noise properties.
Using passively mode-locked laser sources is the natural choice for the generation of ultrashort pulses exhibiting low phase and amplitude noise. Mode-locked lasers emit a train of equidistant pulses, the optical spectrum of which is an equidistant comb in the optical frequency domain.
Particularly, the recent advances in the measurement and control of the carrier-envelope offset frequency have greatly expanded the range of possible applications of such frequency combs, enabling e.g., extremely precise optical frequency measurements in a wide spectral region, and phase coherent links between microwave and optical frequency standards, as required for the next generation of atomic clocks.
Therefore, the off-the-shelf availability of industrial-grade femtosecond and picosecond optical pulses sources is vital for wide application areas. In respond to this imminent need, Onefive GmbH has released a series of ultra-short pulsed lasers qualified for industial applications. These lasers are based on the successful Origami-platform which has already been adopted industry-wide.