Compact controller for New Focus single wavelength laser from Bookham

Bookham's (San Jose, CA) compact single wavelength, laser controller measures 5" x 4" x 1.5" and is designed for precision metrological and scientific applications. It promises high reliability in a small, low-priced package, and complements the SWL-7500 Single Wavelength Laser series from New Focus, a division of Bookham.

Customers in established research and industrial markets for Raman spectroscopy, metrology, and interferometry will benefit from the controller's cost, size, stability and reliability, says Bookham. The laser system offers industry-leading narrow linewidths for precision Raman experiments and long coherence lengths for high-dynamic range surface profile measurements in interferometry applications.

New Focus says the controller enables the company to offer a highly competitive, high-performance package. The product represents an approximate 80% volume reduction from New Focus's previous offering.

The SWL-7500 ECDL Controller boasts low noise and a low profile. It uses a quiet switching power supply or can be run on +5V power input, and has a simple graphical user interface (GUI) with RS-232 or USB connectivity, and is directly addressable via a command set. The product is CDRH approved and RoHS compliant. A card level design is also available.

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Bookham, Inc.

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