Widely Tunable 3.2-µm Laser
May 2012Daylight Solutions Inc.Request Info
ORLANDO, Fla., March 13, 2012 — Daylight Solutions Inc. has introduced the TLS-41032, an external cavity laser that offers >200 cm−1 of tunability with wavelength coverage in the 3.25 µm (3080 cm−1) region of the mid-infrared spectrum. Users can embed it into a range of sensors targeted at industrial monitoring, process control, process analytical technology, environmental and safety applications.
The laser provides increased performance in spectral brightness, tuning range and power at this critical wavelength. The center wavelength matches the fundamental C-H stretching vibrational mode, enabling measurement of most hydrocarbons. The broad tuning range inherent in external cavity technology permits analysis of multicomponent samples, where blended absorption features or broad backgrounds can produce ambiguous results when using distributed feedback devices with limited tuning ranges.
The system enables new instruments in the petrochemical and environmental industries to detect and discriminate a wide range of molecules based upon their unique spectral signatures at these wavelengths.