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5300 nm - 5800 nm Distributed Feedback Laser

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Distributed Feedback Laser

5300 nm - 5800 nm Distributed Feedback Laser

Select your target wavelength at any wavelength between 5300 nm and 5800 nm. The table below presents typical specifications, available mountings as well as application references & further reading.

Specifications
Mountings & Accessories
Applications
Papers & Links
Specifications
parameters
symbol
unit
minimum
typical
maximum
parameters

operating wavelength (at Top, Iop)

symbol

λop

unit

nm

minimum
typical

0.1 nm

maximum
parameters

optical output power (at λop)

symbol

Pop

unit

mW

minimum
typical

1

maximum
parameters

operating current

symbol

Iop

unit

mA

minimum
typical

120

maximum
parameters

operating voltage

symbol

Vop

unit

V

minimum
typical

5

maximum
parameters

threshold current

symbol

Ith

unit

mA

minimum

30

typical

40

maximum

70

parameters

side mode suppression ratio

symbol

SMSR

unit

dB

minimum
typical

> 35

maximum
parameters

current tuning coefficient

symbol

CI

unit

nm / mA

minimum
typical

0.15

maximum
parameters

temperature tuning coefficient

symbol

CT

unit

nm / K

minimum
typical

0.5

maximum
parameters

operating chip temperature

symbol

Top

unit

°C

minimum

+5

typical

+20

maximum

+50

parameters

operating case temperature (non-condensing)

symbol

TC

unit

°C

minimum

-20

typical

+25

maximum

+40

parameters

storage temperature (non-condensing)

symbol

TS

unit

°C

minimum

-30

typical

+20

maximum

+70

Specifications
TO66 - our workhorse for ICLs
  • availability: 2800 nm - 6500 nm
  • TEC: integrated large TEC
  • NTC: integrated NTC
  • cap: AR coated cap (optional)
  • window: AR coated window (optional)
  • plug&play: collimation required
  • size: small footprint
  • costs: low cost
chip on heatspreader - high-end OEM integration
  • availability: 760 nm - 6000 nm
  • TEC: no TEC
  • NTC: integrated NTC
  • cap: NA
  • window: NA
  • plug&play: collimation required
  • size: smallest footprint
  • costs: low cost
Heatsink for TO5 / TO66
  • availability: 760 nm - 6500 nm
  • NTC: integrated (optional)
  • heat distribution: warranted
  • connectors: for laser diode driver & temperature controller
  • posts: M6 thread for optical table
  • cage system: standard
  • collimation: none
Mountings & Accessories
Gas Detection
5300 nm - 5800 nm

Carbon dioxide, nitric oxide, water vapour and most hydrocarbons, like methane, acetylene, formaldehyde and ethane have their strongest absorption features between 3000 nm and 6500 nm.

Papers & Links
# 2 Advanced Gas Sensing Applications Above 3 µm with DFB Laser Diodes
L. Naehle, L. Hildebrandt, M. Fischer, J. Koeth, Gases & Instrumentation, March/April 2012, pp. 25 - 28,
# 8 ICLs open opportunities for mid-IR sensing
L. Naehle, L. Hildebrandt, M. Kamp, S. Hoefling, Laser Focus World, May 2013, pp. 70-73.,
# 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, 10, 2010, pp. 2492-2510.,
# 13 Continuous-wave operation of type-I quantum well DFB laser diodes emitting in 3.4 µm wavelength range around room temperature
L. Naehle, S. Belahsene, M. von Edlinger, M. Fischer, G. Boissier, P. Grech, G. Narcy, A. Vicet, Y. Rouillard, J. Koeth and L. Worschech , Electron. Lett. 47, 1, Januar 2011, pp. 46-47.,
# 18 Monomode Interband Cascade Lasers at 5.2 µm for Nitric Oxide Sensing
M. von Edlinger, J. Scheuermann, R. Weih, C. Zimmermann, L. Naehle, M. Fischer, J. Koeth , IEEE Phot. Tech. Lett, 26, 5, 2014, pp. 480-482.,
# 26 Corrugated-sidewall interband cascade lasers with single-mode midwave-infrared emission at room temperature;
C.S. Kim, M. Kim, W.W. Bewley, J.R. Lindle, C.L. Canedy, J. Abell, I. Vurgaftman, J.R. Meyer , Appl. Phys. Lett., 95, 2009, 231103.,
# 36 Single mode interband cascade lasers based on lateral metal gratings
R. Weih, L. Naehle, Sven Hoefling, J. Koeth, M. Kamp , Appl. Phys. Lett., 105,7, 2014, pp. 071111.,
# 43 Chemical analysis of surgical smoke by infrared laser spectroscopy
Michele Gianella, Markus W. Sigrist , Appl. Phys. B, 109, 3, November 2012, pp. 485-496.,
# 54 Demonstration of the self-mixing effect in interband cascade lasers
K. Bertling, Y.L. Lim, T. Taimre, D. Indjin, P. Dean, R. Weih, S. Hoefling, M. Kamp, M. von Edlinger, J. Koeth, A.D. Rakic, Appl. Phys. Lett., 103, 2013, 231107,
# 64 Interband Cascade Lasers - Topical Review
I. Vurgaftman, R. Weih, M. Kamp, C.L. Canedy, C.S. Kim, M. Kim, W.W. Bewley, C.D. Merritt, J. Abell, S. Hoefling, Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 48, 2015, pp. 123001-12017.,
# 67 New Opportunities in Mid-Infrared Emission Control
P. Geiser, Sensors, 2015, pp. 22724-22736.,
# 75 Interband cascade laser sources in the mid-infrared for green photonics
J. Koeth, M. von Edlinger, J. Scheuermann, S. Becker, L. Nähle, M. Fischer, R. Weih, M. Kamp, S. Höfling, , Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers , XV, 9767, 10th March 2016, 976712,
# 93 Interband cascade laser-based optical transfer standard for atmospheric carbon monoxide measurements
J. A. Nwaboh, Z. Qu, O. Werhahn and V. Ebert , App. Optics, Vol. 56, No.11, 10. April 2017, pp. E84-E93.,
# 100 Multiheterodyne spectroscopy using interband cascade lasers
L. A. Sterczewski, J. Westberg, C. L. Patrick, C. S. Kim, M. Kim, C. L. Canedy, W. W. Bewley, C. D. Merritt, I. Vurgaftman, J. R. Meyer and G. Wysocki, Opt. Eng., 57(1), Januar 2018, 011014,
# 101 Single-mode interband cascade laser multiemitter structure for two-wavelength absorption spectroscopy;
Scheuermann, R. Weih, S. Becker, M. Fischer, J. Koeth, S. Höfling, Opt. Eng., 57 (1), September 2017, 011008,
# 102 Laser detection
L. Hildebrandt, Hydrocarbon Engineering, Februar 2018,
# 105 Design and performance of a dual-laser instrument for multiple isotopologues of carbon dioxide and water
J. B. McManus, D. D. Nelson and M. S. Zahniser , Optics Express, Vol.23, Issue 5, 2015, pp. 6569-6586.,
# 106 Recent progress in laser‑based trace gas instruments: performance and noise analysis
J. B. McManus, M. S. Zahniser, D. D. Nelson et. al., Appl. Phys. B, 2015, 119: 203.,
# 116 Nitric oxide analysis down to ppt levels by optical-feedback cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy
L. Richard, D. Romanini, I. Ventrillard, Sensors, MDPI, Vol.18, Iss.7, 2018,
# 117 The driver design for N2O gas detection system based on tunable interband cascade laser
L. Liao, J. Zhang, D. Dong, E3S Web Conf., Vol.78, 2019, 03002.,
# 118 Metrological quantification of CO in biogas using laser absorption spectroscopy and gas chromatography
J. A. Nwaboh, S. Persijn, K. Arrhenius, H. Bohlén, O. Werhahn, V. Ebert, Meas. Sci. Technol., Vol.29, No.9, 2018,
# 131 Unveiling quantum-limited operation of interband cascade lasers
S. Borri , M. Siciliani de Cumis , S. Viciani , F. D’Amato, P. De Natale, APL Phot., Vol.5, Iss.3, 2020, 036101,
# 132 Light and microwaves in laser frequency combs: an interplay of spatio-temporal phenomena
M. Piccardo, D. Kazakov, B. Schwarz, P. Chevalier, A. Amirzhan, Y. Wang, F. Xie, K. Lascola, S. Becker, L. Hildebrandt, R. Weih, A. Belyanin, F. Capasso, San Jose, CA, USA, 2019, , 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), 2019, pp. 1-2.,
# 151 The interband cascade laser
J. R. Meyer, W. Bewley, C. L. Canedy, C. S. Kim, M. Kim, C. D. Merritt, I. Vurgaftman, Photonics, Vol. 7, No. 3 (75), 2020,

Optical properties

nanoplus distributed feedback lasers show outstanding spectral, tuning and electrical properties.

Spectrum 5645 nm DFB

Typical spectrum of a nanoplus 5645 nm distributed feedback interband cascade laser

Tuning 5645 nm DFB

Typical mode hop free tuning of a nanoplus 5645 nm distributed feedback interband cascade laser

PI Curve 5645 nm DFB

Typical power, current and voltage characteristics of a nanoplus 5645 nm distributed feedback interband cascade laser

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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.

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