Santec Intros a Supercontinuum Laser

Santec introduces a supercontinuum type ultra-wideband light source

May 25, 2004

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KOMAKI, Japan -- Santec, a leading manufacturer of fiber-optic components, sub-systems and optical instruments is pleased to announce a new, ultra-wideband light source, model UWS-1000. It is based on a newly developed fiber laser architecture and generates what is known as Supercontinuum light with an ultra-broad optical spectrum from 1200nm to 2000nm. This new product is a result of successful collaborative research with Prof. Takushima of the University of Tokyo. This light source will enable rapid evaluation of optical components used in the rapidly expanding optical access networks field. This includes components for CWDM and Passive Optical Network (PON) systems. The UWS-1000 has a high spectral power density of more than -30 dBm / nm and has a much flatter spectral emission than conventional EDFA based ASE light sources or LEDs. The light source has high spatial coherence and will be indispensable to achieve high resolution with imaging technologies such as Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). The light source will also find applications in spectroscopy and remote sensing.

Santec Corp.

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