Menlo Systems Optical Frequency Combs

The Optical Frequency Comb technology is regarded as a breakthrough technology for measurements with highest accuracy. Lowest phase noise, stable supercontinuum, and turn-key operation make the Menlo Optical Frequency Comb solutions unique in accuracy and reliability. According to our principles: The best Optical Frequency Comb for any application. Wavelength Opto-Electronic is the partner of Menlo Systems brand of optical frequency combs for Southeast Asia.​

FC1500-ULNplus
Comb Spacing250 MHz
Accuracy1 x 10-18 for τ > 100s*
Stability5 x 10-18 in 1s*, 5 x 10-19 in 1000 s*
Integrated Phase Noise<80 mrad [1Hz - 2 MHz]
Line Width<1Hz* 
Tuning Range of Comb Spacing>4 MHz
Tuning Range of CEO Frequency>250 MHz
Laser Outputs five fiber-coupled, linearly polarized, PM output ports
Center Wavelength1560 nm
Spectral Range>25 nm (500-1050 nm with M-VIS,1050-2100 nm with M-NIR)
Average Output Power>12 mW from each laser port (>60 mW with M-VIS, >200 mW with M-NIR)
 Mid-IR Comb 3.3 µmMid-IR Comb 4.5 µmMid-IR Comb 5-14 µm
Center Wavelength3.3 µm ± 0.1 µm 4.5 µm ± 0.1 µm 5-14 µm ± 0.1 µm
Power >120 mW (at center wavelength) >120 mW (at center wavelength) >0.5 mW (between 5-13 µm)
Tuning Range (optional) >100 nm 4.0-4.7 µm either 5-8 µm or 8-14 µm
Repetition Rate 100 MHz or 250 MHz 100 MHz or 250 MHz 100 MHz
Bandwidth >200 nm ~100 nm (~50 cm-1)1-3 µm depending on center wavelength (>200 cm-1)
FC1000-250
Comb spacing250 MHz
Accuracy10-14 in 120 s or same as reference, whichever applies first
Stability5x10-13 in 1 s or same as reference, whichever applies first
Tuning range of comb spacing>2 MHz
Tuning range of offset frequency>250 MHz
Wavelength range520-1040 nm*
SmartComb  
Comb Spacing100 MHz  
Accuracy2 x 10-16 (τ>100 s)*1 x 10-14 (τ>1000 s)Δ
Stability<7 x 10-16 in 1s*, <5 x 10-17 in 1000s* 5 x 10-13 in 1 sΔ
Laser Inputone linearly polarized SC/APC PM input port
Center Wavelength1.5 µm
Spectral Range @ 1550 nm>25 nm
Measurement Wavelengthchoose one in the 630 - 2000 nm range
Comb Spacing250 MHz
Accuracy1 x 10-17 (τ >100 s)*
Stability1 x 10-16 in 1 s*, 1 x 10-18 in 1000 s*, 5 x 10-13 in 1 s
Integrated Phase Noise<100 mrad [100 Hz - 2 MHz]
Line Width<1Hz* 
Tuning Range of Comb Spacing>4 MHz
Tuning Range of CEO Frequency>250 MHz
Spectral Range>25 nm (500-1050 nm with M-VIS,1050-2100 nm with M-NIR)
  • FC1500-ULNplus

The FC1500-ULNplus Ultra Low Noise Optical Frequency Comb brings the system performance to the next level. Additional hardware, optimized components and engineering ingenuity resulted in a perfect flywheel for transferring frequency stability between two or more user-defined frequencies at the 10−19 level. This exceeds the stability of any optical oscillator demonstrated to date, and transcends the stability requirement for optical clocks.

  • Mid-IR

World-leading optical frequency comb technology is now available in the mid-infrared region. Taking advantage of Menlo Systems’ proprietary figure 9® modelocking technology, Menlo Systems’ difference frequency generation (DFG) based Mid-IR combs provide access to the 3-14 µm range. The reliable, turn-key mid-IR Comb is an enabling tool for applications in the important fingerprint region for high accuracy spectroscopy or nanoFTIR.

  • FC1000-250

Frequency comb technology makes direct measurement of absolute optical frequencies possible. The FC1000 Optical Frequency Synthesizer is a compact, portable and flexible fiber-based femtosecond frequency comb system. The system is capable of providing at the same time a source for frequency metrology in both the visible and the near-IR regions (520-1040 nm) of the spectrum. A wide range of optional units enables us to tailor this versatile system to customer specific metrology solutions.

  • SmartComb

SmartComb is an optical metrology system in a revolutionary compact package. In just 19” 3U it features the first fully automated turn-key optical frequency comb designed and built for use both in- and outside the optics lab. It measures your optical frequency anywhere between 630-2000 nm. Feed in your laser and get the frequency with 14 digits. Alternatively, it provides you with optical reference lines in the same spectral range (choose wavelength on ordering).

  • FC1500-ULNnova

The FC1500-ULNnova is Menlo System’s latest optical frequency comb synthesizer for ultimate performance. The core of the new model consists of a redesigned comb oscillator, based on the patented ultra-low-noise (ULN) figure 9® mode locking technology. The enhanced design of this so-called “nova”-oscillator results in significantly improved robustness against acoustical distortion and thermal drift. The major benefit is a reduced free running linewidth of only 15 kHz.

  • SmartComb

  • FC1500-ULNnova


 
  • FC1500-ULNplus
    • Timing distribution for large facilities
    • High resolution spectroscopy
    • Ultra-low noise microwave generation
    • Dual comb spectroscopy
    • Optical clocks
    • Differential absorption LIDAR
    • Time and frequency
  • Mid-IR
    • High resolution spectroscopy
    • Length metrology
    • Dual comb spectroscopy
    • Differential absorption LIDAR
  • FC1000-250
    • High resolution spectroscopy
    • Quantum optics
    • Length metrology
    • Dual comb spectroscopy
    • Laser cooling
    • Differential absorption LIDAR
  • SmartComb
    • Quantum optics
    • Frequency combs in microgravity
    • Ultra-low noise microwave generation
    • Length metrology
    • Laser cooling
    • New fields in metrology
  • FC1500-ULNnova
    • High resolution spectroscopy
    • Timing distribution for large facilities
    • Ultra-low noise microwave generation
    • Dual comb spectroscopy
    • Optical clocks
    • Differential absorption LIDAR
    • Time and frequency
 

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