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Manual Tunable Littrow Laser System - Lynx S3 article

Manual Tunable Littrow Laser System - Lynx S3

370nm .. 1770nm | up to 300mW | manual tuning | patented technology


Littrow Monolithic Tunable External Cavity Laser, 370nm .. 1770nm, up to 300mW, patented technology, monolithic cavity design, hands-off operation, narrow linewidth, up to 30GHz mode-hop free tuning, free space and fiber coupled versions. Check our ar-coated diode stock list for availability.
Manual Tunable Littrow Laser System - Lynx S3



Technical Details

Cavity Layout (Grating Output)

Cavity Layout (Chip Output)


  • from 730nm to 1700nm

High optical power

  • output power up to 200mW
  • excellent quantum efficiency
  • high fiber coupling efficiency

Excellent tuning behavior

  • use of in-house anti-reflection coated laser diodes 
  • fine tuning via piezo actuator with a resolution better than 10MHz
  • large mode-hop free tuning range of up to 30GHz and more
  • beam steering compensation 

Narrow linewidth

  • linewidth < 1MHz @ 1ms
  • excellent side mode suppression > 40dB

Temperature Stability

  • Low Temperature Drift << 100MHz / K

Excellent frequency locking performance

  • high resonance free piezo modulation
  • high frequency laser current modulation
  • low acoustic susceptibility
  • excellent long term locking stability

 High flexibility

  • free beam and fiber coupled versions available
  • constant current and constant power operation modes (optional)
  • excellent laser performance and frequency stability

Plug & Play configuration

  • modular laser system design
  • automated piezo tuning with power read-out
  • remote control via GPIB, RS232 and USB


  • Spectroscopy and optical process control
  • Optical cooling and trapping
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Seed laser for THz generation
  • Laser and OPO seeding
  • Non-linear optical processes

Optional Accessories

  • Optical Isolator
  • Single Mode PM Optical Fiber
  • High-Frequency Current Modulation
  • Contact us for more Options

Innovative Product

  • US Patent 6,297,066
  • US Patent 6,869,483



Specs & Stock List

More Details Wavelength Power Tuning (total) Tuning (fine)
LYNX-S3-0730-020 725-735nm 20mW >8nm >30GHz
LYNX-S3-0770-100 755-775nm 100mW >20nm >30GHz
LYNX-S3-0780-120 767-792nm 120mW >20nm >30GHz
LYNX-S3-0785-120 775-795nm 120mW >20nm >30GHz
LYNX-S3-0830-100 805-840nm 100mW >20nm >30GHz
LYNX-S3-0850-100 830-870nm 100mW >20nm >30GHz
LYNX-S3-0920-100 890-940nm 100mW >20nm >30GHz
LYNX-S3-0960-100 920-985nm 150mW >50nm >30GHz
LYNX-S3-1060-100 1030-1075nm 100mW >40nm >30GHz
LYNX-S3-1180-100 1100-1190nm 100mW >60nm >30GHz
LYNX-S3-1220-100 1170-1270nm 100mW >60nm >30GHz
LYNX-S3-1430-100 1390-1430nm 100mW >40nm >30GHz
LYNX-S3-1550-050 1520-1570nm >50mW >50nm >30GHz
LYNX-S3-1580-050 1560-1620nm >50mW >50nm >30GHz
LYNX-S3-1650-030 1580-1740nm >30mW >100nm >30GHz




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