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Where to Buy Optical Delay Lines

An optical delay line introduces a controlled time delay for a light beam. This is required for many types of interferometers (e.g. for OCT), communications devices, autocorrelators, electro-optic sampling and for pump–probe measurements. Some devices provide a variable delay, which can e.g. be periodically scanned.

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17 suppliers for optical delay lines (ODL) are listed in the RP Photonics Buyer's Guide. Both manufacturers and distributors can be registered.

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CompanyProduct Description

APE Angewandte Physik und Elektronik GmbH

Plauener Straße 163–165 / Haus N
13053 Berlin
Germany
www.ape-berlin.de
Social: LinkedIn, YouTube
E-mail:
Tel.: +49 30 98 60 11 30
Fax: +49 30 9 86 01 13 33
optical delay lines

The APE ScanDelay is a variable optical delay line, allowing the introduction of a well-defined time delay into an optical path – for example, for pump–probe measurements. The delay is periodically controlled by a fast scanning shaker at a frequency of up to 20 Hz.

The heart of APE’s optical delay line series is a special linear translation stage that is supplied together with appropriate control and drive electronics. The linear drive has been designed especially for optical applications. It combines low moving mass with compactness, reaching a high speed, as well as high precision and resolution. The delay drive has frictionless movement, a large and precise travel range, and it allows for very small displacements without any stick-slip-effects.

The control electronic contains the motion driver and a quartz stabilized signal synthesizer. It can be synchronized with an external clock for a precise, phase-locked scanner movement.

See us at Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco, Feb. 1–6 (booth 3237)!

Fastlite

Pôle Euro 95 – Bâtiment D
165 rue des Cistes
06600 Antibes
France
www.fastlite.com
E-mail:
Tel.: +33 4 88 13 17 51
Fax: +33 4 92 95 76 90

With multi-MHz laser sources with pulse durations starting from 60 fs, the Dazzler becomes an ultrastable and ultrafast delay line. Multi-kHz scan rate within a compact crystal module. No moving parts, no hysteresis.

This low dispersion acousto-optic delay line opens the way to new kinds of time domain spectroscopy, frequency comb generation schemes, and high repetition rate pump–probe experiments.

See us at Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco, Feb. 1–6 (booth 1437)!

G&H

Dowlish Ford
Ilminster TA19 0PF
United Kingdom
gandh.com
Social: LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube
Tel.: +44 1460 25 6440
optical delay lines

G&H designs and manufactures custom modules – fiber assemblies of passive and/or active optical components integrated to provide higher functionality in a compact footprint. Customers sourcing fiber optic assemblies stay focused on their core competence while reducing time to market and development costs. Our in-depth understanding of optical component performance, combined with the use of low loss G&H products, ensures optimized designs. Advanced assembly techniques such as ribbon splicing and fiber recoating are used to provide robustness, reduce form factors, and minimize manufacturing costs.

At G&H, we take a custom module designs from specification all the way through to a manufactured product. We are expert in mechanical design for optics, fiber optics, and fiber assemblies. Our fiber assemblies include pigtailed lasers, spectrometers, optical delay lines, telescopes, and fiber collimators. The most complex assemblies can include bulk optics, fiber optics, motion control, and electronics.

See us at Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco, Feb. 1–6 (booth 536)!

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EMCORE Corporation

2015 Chestnut Street
Alhambra, CA 91803
United States
www.emcore.com
Tel.: +1 626 293 3400
Fax: +1 626 293 3428

General Photonics

14351 Pipeline Avenue
Chino, CA 91710
United States
www.generalphotonics.com
Tel.: +1 909 590 5473
Fax: +1 909 902 5536

HJ Optronics Inc.

4055 Filan Way
San Jose, CA 95135
United States
hjoptronicsinc.com
Tel.: +1 408 528 7552
Fax: +1 408 889 8873

Newport Corporation

1791 Deere Avenue
Irvine, CA 92606
United States
www.newport.com
Tel.: +1 949 863 3144
Fax: +1 949 253 1680

Thorlabs

56 Sparta Avenue
Newton, NJ 07860
United States
www.thorlabs.com
E-mail:
Tel.: +1 973 300 3000
Fax: +1 973 300 3600

Ultrafast Systems

8330 Consumer Ct.
Sarasota, FL 34240
United States
ultrafastsystems.com
E-mail:
Tel.: +1 941 36 0216
From America:

OZ Optics

219 Westbrook Rd
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0
Canada
www.ozoptics.com
Tel.: +1 613 831 0981
Fax: +1 613 836 5089
Outside America:

AFW Technologies Pty Ltd.

Level 1, 45 Star Crescent
Hallam, Victoria 3803
Australia
www.afwtechnologies.com.au
Tel.: +613 9702 44 02
Fax: +613 9702 48 77

APE Angewandte Physik und Elektronik GmbH

Plauener Straße 163–165 / Haus N
13053 Berlin
Germany
www.ape-berlin.de
Social: LinkedIn, YouTube
E-mail:
Tel.: +49 30 98 60 11 30
Fax: +49 30 9 86 01 13 33
optical delay lines

The APE ScanDelay is a variable optical delay line, allowing the introduction of a well-defined time delay into an optical path – for example, for pump–probe measurements. The delay is periodically controlled by a fast scanning shaker at a frequency of up to 20 Hz.

The heart of APE’s optical delay line series is a special linear translation stage that is supplied together with appropriate control and drive electronics. The linear drive has been designed especially for optical applications. It combines low moving mass with compactness, reaching a high speed, as well as high precision and resolution. The delay drive has frictionless movement, a large and precise travel range, and it allows for very small displacements without any stick-slip-effects.

The control electronic contains the motion driver and a quartz stabilized signal synthesizer. It can be synchronized with an external clock for a precise, phase-locked scanner movement.

Cycle GmbH

Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Germany
www.cyclelasers.com
E-mail:
Tel.: +49 40 8 99 88 91 20

Fastlite

Pôle Euro 95 – Bâtiment D
165 rue des Cistes
06600 Antibes
France
www.fastlite.com
E-mail:
Tel.: +33 4 88 13 17 51
Fax: +33 4 92 95 76 90

With multi-MHz laser sources with pulse durations starting from 60 fs, the Dazzler becomes an ultrastable and ultrafast delay line. Multi-kHz scan rate within a compact crystal module. No moving parts, no hysteresis.

This low dispersion acousto-optic delay line opens the way to new kinds of time domain spectroscopy, frequency comb generation schemes, and high repetition rate pump–probe experiments.

G&H

Dowlish Ford
Ilminster TA19 0PF
United Kingdom
gandh.com
Social: LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube
Tel.: +44 1460 25 6440
optical delay lines

G&H designs and manufactures custom modules – fiber assemblies of passive and/or active optical components integrated to provide higher functionality in a compact footprint. Customers sourcing fiber optic assemblies stay focused on their core competence while reducing time to market and development costs. Our in-depth understanding of optical component performance, combined with the use of low loss G&H products, ensures optimized designs. Advanced assembly techniques such as ribbon splicing and fiber recoating are used to provide robustness, reduce form factors, and minimize manufacturing costs.

At G&H, we take a custom module designs from specification all the way through to a manufactured product. We are expert in mechanical design for optics, fiber optics, and fiber assemblies. Our fiber assemblies include pigtailed lasers, spectrometers, optical delay lines, telescopes, and fiber collimators. The most complex assemblies can include bulk optics, fiber optics, motion control, and electronics.

IDIL Fibres Optiques

21 rue de Broglie
22300 Lannion
France
www.idil-fibres-optiques.com
E-mail:
Tel.: +33 02 96 05 40 20

Kylia

10, rue de Montmorency
75003 Paris
France
kylia.com
Tel.: +33 1 42 74 59 23

Laser Components GmbH

Werner-von-Siemens-Straße 15
82140 Olching
Germany
www.lasercomponents.com
E-mail:
Tel.: +49 8142 2 86 40
Fax: +49 8142 28 64 11

OWIS GmbH

Im Gaisgraben 7
79219 Staufen i. Br.
Germany
www.owis.eu
E-mail:
Tel.: +49 7633 9 50 40
Fax: +49 7633 9 50 44 40

RFOptic

P. O. Box 312
Einat
Israel 4880500
rfoptic.com
E-mail:
Tel.: +972 76 5 40 01 80

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