In the far field, the intensity distribution of the single-mode VCSEL is perfectly Gaussian shaped
Single mode VCSEL
Single-mode VCSELs are the perfect choice for demanding sensor applications due to their improved optical characteristics. Higher-order longitudinal and transversal modes are suppressed by the innovative chip design; at the same time, the polarisation is linearly stable.
The absolutely symmetrical and Gaussian-shaped beam profile makes the optical design of your application significantly easier.
A reproducible divergence angle in the range of 20° (1/e2) or less makes beam guidance easier.
The laser line with a spectral width of a typical figure of 100 MHz makes this laser perfect for spectroscopic applications.
A power input in the range of a few milliwatts allows battery operation in mobile applications.
Optical encoder for high-precision positioning
Single-mode VCSELs are perfectly suited to use in optical encoders due to their Gaussian-shaped beam profile, their low power input, their long coherence length and their outstanding reliability.
FTIR (Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy)
Due to the low temperature dependence of the emission wavelength (0.06 nm/K) and the narrowband spectral emission of a typical figure of 100 MHz, temperature-stabilised single-mode VCSELs are particularly suitable as a wavelength reference for FTIR spectrometers.
Single-mode VCSELs are excellent for TDLAS applications (Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy). TDLAS systems benefit from the narrow line width and fine controllability offered by the single-mode VCSEL with TEC.
Highly precise depth sensor
Single-mode VCSEL arrays are supremely suited for highly precise ToF applications (Time-of-Flight). Linear depth measurements ranging from several metres up to 0 mm can be carried out with single-mode VCSEL arrays.
For high-volume applications and highly integrated sensors, we provide this laser diode as a chip. The laser diodes are supplied as chips on a tape here. This delivery format requires a pick & place or a die-bonding process for processing the laser diodes.
VCSELs in a hermetically sealed TO46 housing allow easy handling of the laser diode and are suitable for operation in demanding ambient conditions. In addition, a burn-in test is made possible; an integrated Zener diode reduces the ESD sensitivity.
TO46 with TEC
A package with an integrated TEC is suitable for applications that demand a large temperature window or require spectral stabilisation of the laser diode. The Peltier element makes it possible to precisely regulate the laser temperature using the NTC thermistor; due to the hermeticity of the housing, condensation on the VCSEL can be excluded.
ViBO stands for VCSEL integrated Backside Optics. This is VCSEL array technology that is advanced, cost-effective and easy-to-integrate using monolithically integrated micro-optical elements. The platform offers a top view that is 5 times smaller compared to other packaged VCSEL solutions. Furthermore, the integrated optics enable an inherently eye-safe system throughout the entire product life cycle. ViBO solutions are particularly interesting for 3D sensor applications in the areas of consumer electronics, automotive and other industrial sectors.
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