Wide Spectrum, Tunable Light Sources

Telecommunication And Datacomm Test Equipment

Designed for fiber optic test equipment that enables the measurement of spectral insertion losses and transmission characteristics in coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM), wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networks, and Passive Optical Networks (PON) component manufacturing and testing.

For Wavelength Drift Monitoring, Chromatic Dispersion (CD), Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD), and white light interferometry measurements, the BeST-SLED® is the ideal broadband light source that covers all the bands needed for telecommunication test equipment, and can take advantage of the low coherence length and single mode fiber output, all in a cost effective, compact 32-pin butterfly package.

Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a high-resolution and deep-penetration 3D imaging technique. Medical applications are numerous and include ophthalmology, cardiology, oncology, and biological imaging. Industrial applications include inspection of multi-layered thin-film products, plastic welds, and detection of surface and subsurface defects and delamination in ceramics and 3D printed parts. The BeST-SLED® is the ideal broadband light source that can improve the OCT applications for axial resolution.

OCT measurement capabilities can be used to verify dimensions of molds, and final parts. OCT can provide real-time process feedback for control and dimensional analysis during laser machining, and additive manufacturing. OCT is also used to inspect critical coatings in the automotive, aerospace, and aviation sectors.

BeST-SLED® is an ideal light source for OCT applications. Through the use of broader spectrum, improved axial resolution over traditional light sources.The BeST-SLED® is more compact, powerful, and cost-effective solution. With an available up to 8 Superluminescent diodes in one optical package, the single mode fiber optic output is spectrally stitched, providing broad spectrum up to 480nm FWHM.

Component Material Testing

Optical fibers, filters, lenses, Fiber Bragg gratings, optical attenuators, photonic switches, broadband couplers, multiplexers, and isolators are all examples of optical components that can be inspected using the BeST-SLED® light source, testing can be done with confidence with a stable, repeatable, broad-spectrum and high-power light source.

The BeST-SLED® is an ideal light source for optical component manufacturers. It is broadband, stable, and repeatable light source over a wide spectrum of wavelengths, with up to 6 SLEDs in one optical package. The BeST-SLED® produces spectrally stitched, high-power, tunable light out of a single mode fiber. It eliminates the need for expensive tunable lasers, while providing quick and precise optical outputs with the advantage of stable power and stable center wavelengths over time.

The BeST-SLED® enables quick, simple, and user-friendly set-up to measure spectral insertion losses, transmission characteristics, and polarization extinction ratios in a variety of optical components.

Metrology applications will benefit from the BeST-SLED’s® enhanced light source, can include applications in construction, positioning, automotive assembly and inspections, aerospace applications, reverse engineering, manufacturing, and general inspection. Through the use of BeST-SLED’s broad spectrum light source, the problem of optical Interference effects are minimized with a low coherence length, broadband light source from Luxmux. Since Metrology is the practice of using precise distance and angle measurements to establish and verify dimensions, and complex surface geometries, the use of a very broadband light source helps to extend the measurement capability of any practical use case.

Metrology

Metrology applications will benefit from the BeST-SLED’s® enhanced light source, can include applications in construction, positioning, automotive assembly and inspections, aerospace applications, reverse engineering, manufacturing, and general inspection. Through the use of BeST-SLED’s broad spectrum light source, the problem of optical Interference effects are minimized with a low coherence length, broadband light source from Luxmux. Since Metrology is the practice of using precise distance and angle measurements to establish and verify dimensions, and complex surface geometries, the use of a very broadband light source helps to extend the measurement capability of any practical use case.

Reference Light Sources

Light sources that have consistent and uniform characteristics are needed as a reference standards in many test and measurement applications to help determine non-uniformities of the system performance, this can include metrology and imaging detection and mapping systems.The use of these light sources are key components for the testing of broadband communication systems, for their quantitative measurement ability. Additionally, high power tunable light sources are required for coherent communication for optimum performance of relative intensity noise (RIN), stability. ASE light sources possessing broadband spectrum and low coherence, are used in various optical measurement and sensing systems. (CW) tunable light source are used in high speed transmitters for digital and analog fiber optic networks and high-power pulsed lasers in specific test and measurement field applications.

Optical Time-Domain Reflectometry


Light sources for Instruments that send a laser pulse down an optical fiber and monitors the fiber health. SLED and single frequency laser sources for testing of components in broadband communication networks and diagnostic systems. Single frequency wavelength light sources used for optical fiber communications, and stabilized light sources with advanced features to provide reliable spectrum delivery for telecommunications and broadband networks, FTTx systems, LAN/WAN networks health.

Fiber Bragg Gratings Sensing


Luxmux’s BeST-SLED® is an ideal light source for fiber optic sensing applications. With our low-coherence length, broader spectrum, and higher power, users can increase the number of FBGs, and deploy longer fibers. BeST-SLED® Compact. Powerful. Cost-effective. Fiber Bragg Grating sensors are used to measure strain, temperature, and pressure in applications such as civil engineering, structural analysis material engineering, transportation, and infrastructure providing more data, more coverage, more possibilities.

Metrology applications will benefit from the BeST-SLED’s® enhanced light source, can include applications in construction, positioning, automotive assembly and inspections, aerospace applications, reverse engineering, manufacturing, and general inspection. Through the use of BeST-SLED’s broad spectrum light source, the problem of optical Interference effects are minimized with a low coherence length, broadband light source from Luxmux. Since Metrology is the practice of using precise distance and angle measurements to establish and verify dimensions, and complex surface geometries, the use of a very broadband light source helps to extend the measurement capability of any practical use case.