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ORION 1550 nm Laser Module

A compact and industry-proven OEM narrow linewidth low noise source designed for 24/7 operation in harsh environments

The ORION’s packaging was designed with the customer’s need in mind: highly integrated, small form factor and self-contained module. This optical solution is positioned for reducing the development cycle time and allow for simple integration into advanced fiber optic sensing systems. External monitoring and control can be achieved via SPI, RS-232 or RS-485 standard interfaces.

The ORION’s higher output power, low noise and ultra narrow linewidth ideally position this semiconductor optical solution for multiple applications where absolute accuracy, lifetime reliability over demanding field conditions, and high resolution are vital, such as remote sensing, distributed temperature, strain, or acoustic fiber optic monitoring, high resolution spectroscopy, LIDAR and other precision metrology applications.

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Key Features of the ORION Laser Module

  • Single longitudinal mode
  • Ultra low phase noise and RIN
  • Low sensitivity to vibration and acoustic noise
  • Narrow linewidth (< 1 kHz), long coherence length
  • 1530 nm-1565 nm, ITU-T DWDM wavelength or custom
  • Guaranteed mode hop free operation over life and temperature
  • Wavelength tunability
  • Unrivaled wavelength stability over life & temperature
  • Excellent SMSR
  • SMF or PMF pigtail options
  • 0 to 70°C operating case temperature
  • Telcordia GR-468 Qualified
  • RoHS Compliant
  • CE and UL certified
  • CW and fast frequency modulation options
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Performance Highlights

Phase Noise, 1 m OPD

1550 nm Laser Phase Noise graph

Intensity Noise

Intensity Noise Performance Table - 1550nm laser
Orion 1550 nm Laser Spectral Performance Table
Orion 1550 nm Laser Spectral Performance Table
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  • Acoustic and seismic sensing
  • Defense and security
  • Oil & Gas – exploration and production
  • LIDAR and remote sensing
  • Interferometric fiber optic sensing
  • Metrology
  • RF and microwave photonics
  • Coherent communication