Compare Model Drawings, CAD & Specs Tuning Range1 Mode-Hop Free Tuning Range2 Output Power Availability Price
TLB-7102-01 392-400 nm 10 GHz 15 mW @ 397 nm
TLB-7102-02 421-423 nm 5 GHz 10 mW @ 423 nm
TLB-7104-01 671-673 nm 15 GHz 20 mW @ 671 nm
TLB-7113-01 765-782 nm 50 GHz 90 mW @ 780 nm
TLB-7113-02 695-703 nm 10 GHz 25 mW @ 702 nm
TLB-7115-01 830-867 nm 50 GHz 90 mW @ 852 nm
TLB-7115-02 895-920 nm 50 GHz 20 mW @ 895 nm

Due to our continuous product improvement program, specifications are subject to change without notice.

Specifications

Note: Specifications below are common to all products presented. See Individual product details for complete information.

  • Mode-Hop Free Fine Tuning Range
    See model
  • Free Space Output Power
    See model
  • Tuning Range
    See model
  • Linewidth
    <300 kHz (50 ms integration)
  • Wavelength Stability
    2 pm (over 1 hour ±2°C)
  • Power Stability
    < 1% (over 1 hour ±2°C)
  • Resolution, Fine Tuning
    0.01% of full PZT tuning range
  • Beam Pointing Stability
    <50 µrad (±2°C)
  • Fine-Frequency Modulation Bandwidth
    >100 Hz (100% amplitude), >1.5 KHz (20% amplitude)
  • Maximum Current Modulation Bandwidth
    DC-1 MHz (controller), 50 kHz-100 MHz (directly to diode), 0.1-100 Hz (internal generator)
  • Optical Output
    Free-space
  • Longitudinal Mode
    Single
  • Transverse Mode
    Single
  • Polarization
    Vertical
  • Typical Beam Size
    <4 mm
  • Typical Beam Ellipticity
    1:1-3:1
  • User Interface
    Controller front panel, RS-232, USB
  • Power Supply Requirement
    100-240 VAC (50-60 Hz), power consumption < 170 W
  • Operating Temperature
    15-30 °C (Environment)
  • Storage Temperature
    0-50 °C (Environment)
  • Humidity
    Non-condensing (Environment)

Features

Piezo Fine Tuning and Manual Coarse Tuning to Access Entire Diode Gain Band

Each Vantage laser is optimized to a user specified wavelength to provide top performance and wide mode-hop-free piezo tuning. In addition, we offer the ability to manually coarse tune the laser to another wavelengths within the entire specified diode gain band. The tuning arm window allows you to effortlessly tune to your desired wavelength.

Model TLB-7115-01 Tuning Curve
Measured using a wavemeter with 1 pm resolution. Laser is free-running.

Low Noise, High Stability

Precise temperature control of the laser cavity and diode allow us to reduce wavelength drift and power fluctuations. We have incorporated our unique magnetic dampening to minimize frequency jitter and drift. The accompanying TLB-6800-LN Tunable Laser Controller delivers high current with very low noise. All these combined allow us to guarantee very narrow linewidths of less than 300 kHz measured over 50 milliseconds.

300 kHz Linewidth

Once single-mode operation is established by the optics in the external cavity, the linewidth of the laser can be affected by acoustic coupling and cavity temperature variations, each of which can change the cavity length. It is also affected by electrical noise coupling, which causes changes in the index of refraction of the diode and in the piezo length. Since various noise contributions occur on different timescales, the length of time over which a linewidth measurement is taken is important. Vantage lasers have a linewidth of less than 300 kHz integrated over 50 ms.

Heterodyne beat note of two Vantage lasers, 50 ms integration time.

Exotic Wavelengths

The Littrow cavity design of the Vantage lasers allows us to offer systems covering exotic, uncommon diode wavelengths such as those in the blue. Contact Newport Sales for more information regarding custom wavelengths.

Tuning Arm Viewing Window

A window allows the tuning arm angle of the Vantage® laser to be viewed.  This allows for fast and easy coarse tuning.

Computer Control and LabVIEW™ Support

The Vantage laser comes standard with our new premium low noise TLB-6800-LN controller with head recognition to automatically set the best diode temperature for the individual laser as well as a current upper limit to protect the diode from damage. The TLB-6800-LN includes an internal function generator, variable piezo gain, USB and RS232 communication, feed forward capability, and intuitive digital interface with real buttons to make your lab life easier. The TLB-6800-LN controller comes with both USB and RS-232 interfaces for optional remote control through a computer. We include a Windows application for plug-and-play control as well as Windows DLL and LabVIEW™ VI samples for greater programming flexibility.

Cold ND3 Molecule Collision Experiment

I Sing the Body Electric: Experimental setup for studying the collisions of ultracold Rb atoms with cold ND3 molecules at the Lewandowski Group at JILA. The atoms are cooled and trapped at the intersection of the (red) laser beams. A beam of cold ND3 molecules is created by the pulsed valve at the lower right, then slowed and trapped by metallic rings and rods. Collisions occur when the atom trap is moved to overlay the molecule trap. According to theory, in the absence of an electric field, ND3 molecules will be mostly unaffected by collisions. (bottom panel) Experimentally, electric fields increase the likelihood that collisions will cause an ND3 molecule to flip inside out and change its quantum state.

Photo courtesy of Heather Lewandowski. Credit: Brad Baxley, JILA