Supercontinuum Light Source

Application

  • Atmospheric studies using Supercontinuum LIDAR
  • Confocal Microscope for reflectance spectroscopy
  • Optical coherence Tomography
  • Flow cytometry
  • Broadband spectroscopy

Description

Supercontinuum light is a broadband light source which can be best described as white-light laser that contains all the wavelengths similar to sunlight. Vinvish is the first company in India who developed this technology (3rd company in the world). The supercontinuum light source is a compact laser light source that emits broadband near-infrared laser light generated from nonlinear optical phenomenon induced by an ultrashort pulsed laser. It provides the high directivity and high brightness of a laser along with the broad spectrum (400nm to 2400nm) of a lamp light source. Vinvish supercontinuum light source delivers a light output with great stability to give accurate measurements, analyses and inspections over a diverse range of applications.

Model :VV-SC-2000

 Parameters Specifications
Wavelength Range (nm) 500 -2200
Total Output Power (W) 2
Master Laser Pulse Width (ps) 4-6
Master Laser Repetition Rate
(MHz)
35 typical, 45 Max.
Beam Quality (M2) ≤1.3
Spectral Density (mW/nm)  ≤ 0.5
Output Fiber Termination Collimated free space output
Cooling Mechanism Forced  Air
Operating Temperature (Deg.C) 15 to 45
Storage Temperature (Deg.C) -20 to 80
Weight (Kg) < 5
Power Consumption (W) ≤ 70
Communication interface Front panel Touch Screen interface control & display and RS232
Power Supply Universal Power Supply

Supercontinuum generation is the formation of broad continuous spectra by propagation of high power pulsed laser through nonlinear media. The nonlinear media is photonic crystal fiber that comprises of a solid glass high index core embedded in an air-filled cladding structure where a number of air holes are arranged in a pattern that runs along the length of the fiber. It is developed in collaboration with CSIR- Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), Kolkata and realized under CSIR- New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI ) Programme.