Pranalytica has released the 2W version of its fully packaged, continuous wave, room temperature Model 1101-46 quantum cascade laser (QCL) system emitting at a wavelength of 4.6µm, marking an advance in the development of Infrared Countermeasures (IRCM) systems for commercial and military aircraft.
The new 2W version of the room temperature operation QCL system maintains the good to excellent output beam quality of the earlier Pranalytica systems, and offers potentially lower cost per watt.
The 2W system is turnkey and fully lab tested with several thousand hours of in-house testing time. As before, the laser package is hermetically sealed for reliable operation in adverse environments and the laser output is collimated using an internal lens system. In addition to IRCM, the Pranalytica 2W QCL system may be used to enhance various other applications such as lidar (light detection and ranging) and freespace optical communications.