March 17th, 2016 | Company News

Laser Quantum launches taccor comb

Manchester-based Laser Quantum has launched its new taccor comb, an exceptional supercontinuum typ.1uW per mode with easy access to VIS and NIR ranges, and its first complete 1GHz frequency comb. Previewed at the Photonics West exhibition in San Francisco, USA, in February, the taccor comb is now available to the market. Laser Quantum have partnered with Menlo Systems to create a fully stabilised frequency comb using the Menlo Systems XPS800-E electronics enabling long-term stable RF signal at the carrier-envelope offset frequency with more than 40dB signal-to-noise ratio.

The taccor comb will offer numerous benefits to metrology, optical clock precision and searching for exoplanets. The key benefits include: large comb spacing of 1GHz allowing easy determination of the comb mode index; high achievable power per frequency comb tooth (at 1GHz), approximately 100 times higher than with a conventional 100MHz laser; and a remarkably small footprint to fit into your work spaces.

Dr. Albrecht Bartels, Managing Director of Laser Quantum Germany, said ‘This is an excellent product design, sealed and easy to use. The comb can fit into any lab and the improved resolution and achievable power per mode being a cut above conventional MHz lasers means your daily life can be much more efficient. I am excited to see the comb come to market and know that it will make significant differences to those whose research involves frequency combs.’