Top Wavelength: 760.8 nm DFB Laser
DFB laser diodes at 760.8 nm are used for oxygen detection. Please have a look at the key features, specifications and applications.
Key features of nanoplus DFB laser diodes
- continuous wave
- room temperature
- custom wavelengths
Why choose nanoplus DFB laser diodes
- stable longitudinal and transversal single mode emission
- precise selection of target wavelength
- narrow laser linewidth
- mode-hop-free wavelength tunability
- fast wavelength tuning
- typically > 5 mW output power
- small size
- easy usability
- high efficiency
- long-term stability
For more than 15 years nanoplus has been the technology leader for lasers in gas sensing. We produce lasers at large scale at our own fabrication sites in Gerbrunn and Meiningen. nanoplus cooperates with the leading system integrators in the TDLAS based analyzer industry. More than 20,000 installations worldwide prove the reliability of nanoplus lasers.
Quick description of nanoplus DFB laser technology
nanoplus uses a unique and patented technology for DFB laser manufacturing. We apply a lateral metal grating along the ridge waveguide, which is independent of the material system. Read more about our patented distributed feedback technology.
Related information for nanoplus DFB standard laser diodes at 760.8 nm
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The following table summarizes the typical DFB laser specifications at 760.8 nm.
|parameters (T = 25 °C)||symbol||unit||minimum||typical||maximum|
|optical output power||Pout||mW||5|
|current tuning coefficient||CI||nm / mA||0.01||0.02||0.025|
|temperature tuning coefficient||CT||nm / K||0.04||0.05||0.07|
|typical maximum operating voltage||Vop||V||2|
|side mode suppression ratio||SMSR||dB||> 35|
|slow axis (FWHM)||degrees||30||35||40|
|fast axis (FWHM)||degrees||50||60||65|
|emitting area||W x H||µm x µm||1.2 x 1.3||1.5 x 2||2 x 2.2|
|operational temperature at case||TC||°C||-20||+25||+50|
nanoplus DFB lasers show outstanding spectral, tuning and electrical properties. They are demonstrated in figures 1 - 3. Click on the graphics to enlarge.
nanoplus offers a variety of free space and fiber coupled mountings. Configure your laser according to your needs.
Free space mountings
Select a TO header with or without TEC. The TO headers are hermetically sealed with cap and window. Ask for customization without cap or without window. c-mount is available upon request. Please click on the mounting for detailed specifications and dimensions.
Fiber coupled mounting
The nanoplus TO5 heatsink facilitates your laser set up by:
- improved heat distribution
- connectors for laser diode driver
- connectors for temperature controller
- M6 thread for optical posts
- easy use with standard cage systems
Please find below a number of application samples.
Combustion control in high temperature processes: O2 and CO
Oxygen control enhances process and cost efficiency of incinerators. Oxidation requires excess air. But too much air cools down the combustion and increases the amount of CO in the flue gas. Real-time and in situ monitoring helps to optimize the oxygen content in combustion processes. 
Monitoring of gas in the lungs and intestines of newborn infants: H2O and O2
Child mortality is high among preterm newborn infants. They are often affected by free gas in lungs and intestines, which may lead to the breakdown of vital organs. The current diagnosis is based on X-ray radiography. According to a study a bed-side, rapid, non-intrusive, and gas-specific technique for in vivo gas sensing would improve diagnosis and enhance the babies' chance of survival. The detection method is based on laser spectroscopy. 
Power maximization of hypersonic aircraft engines: O2
The maximum power, fuel efficiency and stability of hypersonic aircraft engines depend on the captured air volume. Monitoring the oxygen concentration and velocity are important measures to define the airflow.
Please find below a selection of related papers from our literature list.
Let us know if you published a paper with our lasers. We will be happy to include it in our literature list.
#3 Gas monitoring in the process industry using diode laser spectroscopy;
I. Linnerud, P.Kaspersen, T. Jaeger, Appl. Phys. B 67, 1998, pp. 297-305.
#9 DFB Lasers Between 760 nm and 16 µm for Sensing Applications;
W. Zeller, L. Naehle, P. Fuchs, F. Gerschuetz, L. Hildebrandt, J. Koeth, Sensors 2010, 10, pp. 2492-2510.
#51 Noninvasive monitoring of gas in the lungs and intestines of newborn infants using diode lasers: feasibility study;
P. Lundin, E.K. Svanberg, L. Cocola, M.L. Xu, G. Somesfalean, S. Andersson-Engels, J. Jahr, V. Fellman, K. Svanberg, S. Svanberg, J. of Biomed. Opt., 18(12), Dec. 2013, 127005.
#63 Breath Analysis Using Laser Spectroscopic Techniques: Breath Biomarkers, Spectral Fingerprints, and Detection Limits;
C. Wang and P. Sahay, Sensors 2009, 9, 8230-8262.