sQCL™ single QCL tuner for OEM Product Integration

When low cost and extremely compact size are most important, the sQCL is the OEM integrators' tunable laser of choice.

The sQCL system is a new Gen2 product that leverages the best of Block's funded development projects and years of commercial experience. New optical designs and packaging provide enhanced thermal management and 2x increases in duty cycle, along with enhanced output stability.

The sQCL also adds smart technology onboard, and can run a customized, preprogrammed pattern in stand-alone mode from a simple bias voltage and trigger input. This integrated module enables streamlined product configurations and eliminates the cost and bulk of tethered electronics.

The sQCL can be provided in a turn-key development kit that packages an sQCL, a Programming Interface Board (PIB) for downloading pulse parameters and calibrations via USB, and a high efficiency thermal controller along with a PC control GUI.

The sQCL performance and form factor enable new applications in biomedical, semiconductor, battery contamination/condition, and within portable devices. It also provides traditional QCL uses in real-time gas analysis applications like greenhouse gas monitoring, automotive combustion analysis, oil and gas exploration, and air quality monitoring.

The module is also designed to be integrated into a variety of spectroscopic instruments, including products used in the fields of Photoacoustic Spectroscopy (PAS), Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS), and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM).

The sQCLs can be selected from Block's variety of wavelength ranges. Both standard and custom colors are available. Please contact Block to discuss your application requirements.

Product Highlights:

  • OEM integration ready
  • Ultra-miniature footprint, including electronics
  • Cost effective solution for volume
  • Ideal for portable instruments
  • Wide thermal operating range
  • Wide choice of mid-IR lasers for desired wavelength range
  • Configurable wavenumber sweeps, step functions, or static WN output
  • Available SDK enables rapid integration

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If you would like to discuss how Block's lasers can help with your application needs, please contact us.