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2020-08-04 from NKT Photonics:
New collaboration on photonic crystal fiber delivery has seen the light of day
NKT Photonics, the leading supplier of high-performance fiber lasers, fiber optic sensing systems, and photonic crystal fibers, and ALPhANOV, the optics and lasers technology center of the Route des Lasers cluster (near Bordeaux, France) have formed a partnership to make optical interfacing easier.
The demand for advanced fiber delivery is rapidly increasing, and many industrial and scientific applications benefit greatly from broadband, high power, polarization-maintaining, single-mode light delivery.
Photonic Crystal Fiber Large Mode Area (PCF LMA) fibers from NKT Photonics are ideal for highly demanding applications. One example is semiconductor inspection, where single-mode delivery of broadband light is essential to ensure correct processing. Another is quantum optics, where the transport of high power, single-mode, narrow (sub-kHz) linewidth light is paramount for cold atom trapping.
To ensure easy interfacing to the applications, NKT Photonics is now combining their PCF LMA fibers with cutting-edge connector interface solutions from ALPhANOV. The first result of the collaboration is the immediate release of a new range of off-the-shelf aeroGUIDE fiber delivery products available through NKT Photonics. Custom fiber delivery solutions are also available directly through ALPhANOV.
“Our relationship spans over 10 years. We are happy to collaborate with ALPhANOV to, again, allow the combination of our core technology platforms. Together, we will serve a growing market with our unique aeroGUIDE PCF LMA delivery products”, says Carsten Thomsen, VP of Ultrafast Lasers & Fiber Technology from NKT Photonics.
General Manager Benoit Appert-Collin from ALPhANOV adds, “Leveraging our expertise in connector technology for interfacing NKT Photonics’ unique fibers to applications is key in this partnership. We look forward to collaborating with NKT Photonics in providing user-friendly aeroGUIDE fiber delivery solutions for the photonics market.”
The new aeroGUIDE products are available now on the NKT Photonics website.
2020-07-30 from Menlo Systems:
FC1500-Quantum: Complete solution for cold atom applications
Optical clocks and various types of quantum simulators and computers rely on the technology of cold atoms or ions. These applications typically use a system of several highly stable cw lasers for trapping and cooling of the atoms. The particular lasers spectroscopically address the respective optical transitions within the atoms or ions. Such complex systems generally imply high demands on the experimental design and the apparatus.
With its new FC1500-Quantum, Menlo Systems offers a complete laser system for a plentitude of different atomic species and scenarios, such as e.g. for strontium lattices or calcium ions. Within three 19-inch racks, all integrated cw lasers are stabilized by the use of an optical frequency comb and are coupled to the experiment via optical fibers. A sub-Hz linewidth laser, which is stabilized to an optical cavity of ultrahigh finesse, serves as reference for the ultralow noise frequency comb. The comb transfers the spectral purity of the cavity to all lines of its spectrum, which themselves then serve as reference for all lasers needed. The entire system is controlled via central software.
In the example of a laser system for an optical strontium lattice clock the cavity stabilized laser at 1.5 µm wavelength provides a linewidth below 1 Hz, which the optical frequency comb transfers into the entire visible and infrared spectrum. In total seven cw lasers are stabilized to the narrow comb lines, of which the clock laser at 698 nm is stabilized with sub-Hz linewidth. All lasers are directly available as a time saving complete solution.
See our latest film on the optical clock technology by YouTuber Doktor Whatson.
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