BeST-SLED® Superluminescent Diode Light Source 2017-10-27T22:36:25+00:00


BeST-SLED® Optical Package

The BeST-SLED® is a rugged, compact broadband light source in the near infrared wavelength range. It offers spectral coverage from 1230 nm to 1730 nm with up to 50 mW of optical power. A BeST-SLED® turnkey system is comprised of a light source and an optional driver circuit.

The BeST-SLED® light source incorporates a set of superluminescent diodes with overlapping spectral coverage into a 32 pin optical package. This module can be sold separately, and directly integrated into existing OEM products.

The BeST-SLED® driver circuit provides clean, stable power, an external trigger, manual switches for individual SLED control, a status display, a system on/off switch, control software, and I/O via USB or Ethernet.

BeST-SLED® Applications

  • Scientific research
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Cellular research
  • Ophthalmic imaging
  • Spectroscopy
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Spectrometer source

BeST-SLED® Benefits

  • Superluminescent diode based
  • Rugged
  • Compact (optical package with or without driver)
  • Up to 50 mW of optical power
  • Broad Spectrum (1230-1730 nm)
  • Reliable, stable, and consistent over the entire spectral range
  • Tunable
  • Cost-Effective

BeST-SLED® Driver

A BeST-SLED® turnkey system is comprised of a light source and an optional driver circuit, which provides:

  • Power supply
  • An integrated display
  • An external trigger port
  • A manual ON/OFF switch
  • Communication ports (via USB or Ethernet)
  • Switches to manually control each individual SLED
  • Our application program interface software that allows  intuitive tuning and operation of the BeST-SLED®

BeST-SLED® Turnkey System

Combined with our BeST-SLED® Driver Module, the BeST-SLED® Optical Package becomes an easy, out-of-the-box, turnkey light source.

Selectable Spectral Coverage

Interact and select your desired spectral coverage from our 6 SLEDs by clicking on the their buttons below:


Optical Package Specifications

Driver Specifications

Specification Notes

Optical Package Measurements

Driver Measurements

* Drawings of Optical Package and Driver not to scale