Quantum Cascade Lasers for Research Applications and OEM Customers
Block Engineering offers the widest gap-free mid-IR laser source available in the marketplace, tuning rapidly from 5.4 to 12.8 microns. The LaserTune offers extremely fast tuning (settling time < 15 msec), excellent beam pointing stability, and is contained in a compact single-box design.
Block also offers lasers for OEM customers to integrate into their own systems. Laser modules are available in 250 cm-1 tuning ranges, and can be combined for gap-free coverage.
Laser Source: Block's LaserTune is a widely tunable laser source for research and academic customers. Covering the key "fingerprint" region of the mid-IR spectrum, Block's LaserTune source offers an extremely fast sweep capability at 25 cm-1 per millisecond. The system supports pulse durations of between 20 to 500 nsec, a repetition rate of up to ~3 MHz, and a duty-cycle of up to 15%. Learn more
OEM Laser Modules: Block also offers the Mini-QCL compact laser module for OEM customers that can be integrated into a wide variety of instruments including IR microscopes, infrared spectrometers, Photoacoustic Spectrometers, (PAS), Cavity Ring-Down spectrometers (CRDS), and Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM). Learn more
Many research and academic customers have used the LaserTune to conduct mid-IR experiements. For a list of current publications, you are welcome to visit our QCL research papers page.