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Tapered Littman/Metcalf Laser - Tiger article

Tapered Littman/Metcalf Laser - Tiger

750nm .. 1080nm | up to 500mW manual and motorized tuning | patented technology


Monolithic Tapered Littman/Metcalf Tunable External Cavity Laser, 750nm .. 1080nm, up to 500mW, patented technology, manual and motorized wavelength tuning, hands-off operation, narrow linewidth, up to 30GHz mode-hop free tuning, free space and fiber coupled versions. Check our tapered diode stock list for availability
Tapered Littman/Metcalf Laser - Tiger

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Technical Details


  • wavelength from 750nm to 1064nm are available

High optical power

  • output power up to 1000mW
  • excellent quantum efficiency
  • high fiber coupling efficiency

Excellent tuning behavior

  • fine tuning via piezo actuator with a resolution better than 10MHz
  • large mode-hop free tuning range of up to 20GHz and more
  • use of in-house anti-reflection coated laser diodes 

Narrow linewidth

  • linewidth < 500kHz @ 1ms
  • excellent side mode suppression > 50dB

Excellent frequency locking performance

  • high resonance free piezo modulation
  • high frequency laser current modulation
  • improved temperature stability
  • low acoustic susceptibility
  • excellent locking stability

High flexibility

  • free beam and fiber coupled versions available
  • constant current and constant power operation modes
  • excellent long term wavelength 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, BEC
  • Laser and OPO seeding
  • Non-linear optical processes
  • Characterizing of fiber optical systems

Optional Accessories

  • Optical Isolator
  • Single Mode PM Optical Fiber
  • High-Frequency Current Modulation
  • Motorized Wavelength Scans
  • Contact us for more Options
Innovative Product
  • US Patent 5,867,512
  • US Patent 6,297,066
  • US Patent 6,869,483


Specs & Stock List

More Details Wavelength Power Tuning (total)  Tuning (fine)
TEC-320-0770-0500 750-775nm 500mW >20nm >30GHz
TEC-320-0780-0500 770-795nm 500mW >20nm >30GHz
TEC-320-0810-0500 800-820nm 500mW >15nm >30GHz
TEC-320-0940-0500 920-945nm 500mW >20nm >30GHz
TEC-320-0980-0500 960-985nm 500mW >20nm >30GHz
TEC-320-1030-0500 1000-1040nm 500mW >25nm >30GHz
TEC-320-1060-0500 1050-1075nm 500mW >25nm >30GHz



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