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Fibre pigtailed laser diodes

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BFi Optilas, through collaboration with Photonic Products, has introduced its latest range of high performance fibre pigtailed and receptacle packaged laser diodes, suitable for OEM applications. These include scientific equipment and optical instruments requiring a high quality laser diode light source; visual fibre optic fault locators for communications networks, telecoms systems and telecoms instrumentation and free space optical communications.

The fibre pigtailed laser packages, with wavelengths from 635nm to telecoms wavelengths of 1310-1550nm, and fibre output powers from 0.8mW to 15mW, are typically supplied with a 1metre, 9/125µm fibre. Coupling to singlemode 4/125µm fibre is available on request for wavelengths from 635 to 850nm, and a range of termination options are available. The telecoms wavelength pigtailed lasers offer uncooled operation at -40°C to +85°C.

The receptacle packaged laser diodes, with wavelengths from 635nm to telecoms wavelengths of 1310-1550nm and optical output powers from 0.7mW to 60mW, are packaged in either SMA, FC, ST or SC receptacles, or with a universal adaptor that will accept FC, ST, SC and most other 2.5mm diameter ferrule connectors for user-supplied fibre coupling, allowing for singlemode or multimode fibres to be used without additional power loss.

Both fibre pigtailed and receptacle packaged laser diodes have a built-in monitor photodiode to regulate the light output and increase stability, are hermetically sealed and have a standard 3-pin or 4-pin connection for compatibility with common drivers.