Category Archives: SM-Series Modules

SMC11 Puy Mary Ultra Low Noise Current Source

The lowest noise, highest bandwidth of any commercially available products

Features

  • 210mA or 470mA source
  • Ultra-low current noise
    • density  ≤ 15 pA/√Hz
    • RMS  ≤ 25 nA
  • Adjustable current limiter
  • Fast servo modulation input ( 30 MHz)
  • RF modulation input
  • Slow turn-on
  • Analog design – Free of digital noise
  • EMI noise immunity
  • High reliability
  • Ideal for RIO Planex™, DFB and VCSEL lasers.

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Applications

  • For use with grounded anode laser (telecom diodes)
  • Laser frequency stabilization
  • Opto-Electronic Oscillator
  • OPLL – Phase-locked lasers
  • Ideal for RIO Planex™ Lasers

Overview

The SMC-Series modules are the ideal instruments for controlling the current and the temperature of narrow linewidth laser diodes. With an ultra-low noise current sink (SMC11) and sub-mK thermal control stability (SMC20 & SMC31), the SMC-Series is the right choice for the most demanding applications. Because SMC-Series was first designed for frequency stabilization and OPLL applications, the SMC11 current sink provides in addition two current modulation inputs since ultra-low noise current and fast current modulation are key parameters for achieving the best phase noise performance of your stabilized lasers. Using the SMC-Series laser diode controller with the SMA– or SMB-Series modules, complete turn-key solutions are available for your laser frequency stabilizations or phase-locked lasers.

Examples of compatible Laser Diodes

Non-exhaustive list, contact us for specific information.

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SZ310 – Mainframe

Features

  • Power system
    • Low-noise linear AC/DC power supplies
    • +24V/1A – SPS20 module (optional)
    • +5V/3A – SPS20 module
    • +15V/1.5A – SPS20 module
    • -15V/1.5A – SPS20 module
    • Internal AC power distribution terminal blocks
    • Internal DC power distribution terminal blocks
    • Optional module allows powering of a second case
  • 19″/3U Desk-top Case
    • from desk-top to rack-mounted case and back
    • EMC shielding
    • Ventilation slit in base plane
    • Rear-panel perforated
    • Blank panels provided
    • Narrower cases available
  • Easy integration of custom boards and sub-systems

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Overview

The SZ310 Mainframe is the platform on which SM-Series modules and Reference Solutions are assembled. It was designed to easy accomodate both SM-Series modular instruments and customer specific sub-systems in a shielded desk-top case. Contact us for customized solutions.

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SR300 Estérel- Laser Diode Controller Electronics

The lowest noise, highest bandwidth and most flexible of any commercially available products

Overview

The SR300 is the ideal instrument for controlling the current and the temperature of diodes laser. Including ultra-low noise current sink, sub-mK temperature controller and modulation inputs, the SR300 is the right choice to meet the requirementsof the most demanding applications. The SR300 hardware is based on the modular instruments of the SMC-Series Diode Laser Controller, which can be also ordered separately.
From modular instruments to complete turn-key solutions, Sisyph provides flexible and high-performance electronics for cutting-edge research and engineering.

Applications

  • Photonics
  • Opto-electronic oscillators
  • Time-frequency standards
  • Optical phase-locked loops
  • Inertial navigation
  • Atomic clocks
  • Cold-atom physics
  • Quantum computing
  • Gravity measurements
  • Ideal for RIO™ Planex and DFB lasers

Included Hardware

SR21 – OPLL Locking Electronics and Laser Controllers

This configuration includes:

  • SR20 OPLL – Locking Electronics (x1)
  • SR30 Laser Diode Controller (x2)
  • For optional 3U/19″ enclosure, refer to XXX.
  • For optional 3U/19″ powered enclosure, refer to XXX.
  • For optional laser diodes drivers (slave and master), refer to XXX.
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  • Low-noise +24V/+15V/-15V/+5V power supplies
  • High EMI immunity
  • Shielded 3U-19″ enclosure ( (42HP and 63HP widths are also available)
  • All schematics and C sources files included
  • from 4500 EUR

SMC112 Uzès – Temperature Controller BNC Interface

Features

  • For use with SMC20 Temperature Controller
  • 4 BNC for control and diagnostic
    • Error monitor
    • Setpoint input
    • Current Control input
    • TEC Current monitor
  • 1 spare BNC connector
  • EMI-noise immunity

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Applications

  • Laser frequency control
  • Phase-locked lasers
  • Diode laser remote control
  • Ideal for rapid prototyping

Overview

In order to keep our SM-Series modules compact, only essential interface components are located on a front panel.

Nevertheless more control features are always available accessing the internal busses of a specific module. For a customized application, the SMZ110, SMZ120 and SMZ130 modules provide a convenient way to access any of these signals.

Based on the SMZ110, the SMC112 module is dedicated to the SMC20 Temperature Controller. It accomodates 5 BNC connectors for control, diagnostic or monitor purposes.

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SMC121 Mayres – Switch Interface

Features

  • Manual control of
  • 3 dedicated Current Source switches
    • Run Laser/Shorted
    • Remote/Local Setpoint
    • 1 spare switch
  • 8 dedicated Temperature Controller switches
    • Controller ON/OFF
    • Constant Current/Temperature mode
    • Remote/Local Command
    • Servo input ON/OFF
    • Remote/Local Temperature Setpoint
    • Loop Polarity selector
    • 2 spare switches
  • EMI-noise immunity

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Applications

  • Laser frequency control
  • Phase-locked lasers
  • Diode laser remote control
  • Ideal for rapid prototyping

Overview

In order to keep our SM-Series modules compact, only essential interface components are located on a front-panel.

Nevertheless more control features are always available accessing the internal busses of a specific module. For a customized application, the SMZ110, SMZ120 and SMZ130 modules provide a convenient way to access any of these signals.

Based on the SMZ120, the SMC111 module is dedicated to the SMC11 Puy Mary Low-Noise Current Source and SMC20 Temperature Controller. With the SMC121, the user can manually  control the operation of the diode laser in most applications.  It should be noted that remote control is still allowed when SMC121 is used.

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SMC111 Collias – Current Source BNC Interface

Features

  • For use with SMC10 Low-Noise Current Source
  • 4 BNC for control and diagnostic
    • DC Current monitor
    • Current Limit monitor
    • Current Setpoint input
    • Remote Interlock
  • 1 spare BNC connector
  • EMI-noise immunity

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Applications

  • Laser frequency control
  • Phase-locked lasers
  • Diode laser remote control
  • Ideal for rapid prototyping

Overview

In order to keep our SM-Series modules compact, only essential interface components are located on a front-panel.

Nevertheless more control features are always available accessing the internal busses of a specific module. For a customized application, the SMZ110, SMZ120 and SMZ130 modules provide a convenient way to access any of these signals.

Based on the SMZ110, the SMC111 module is dedicated to the SMC10 Low-Noise Current Source. It accomodates 5 BNC connectors for control, diagnostic or monitor purposes.

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SMA11 – DC Error Controller

Features

  • Front panel knob (+/-500mV or +/-5V)
  • BNC control input (+/-10V)
  • DC-Error signal monitoring
  • For use with SMA10 RF Mixer module
  • EMI noise immunity
  • Free of digital noise
  • Schematic diagrams included

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Applications

  • Locking point control
  • RF-optical heterodyne lock
  • Laser frequency stabilization
  • Pound-Drever-Hall lock
  • Residual amplitude modulation (RAM) compensation
  • Ideal for rapid prototyping

Overview

The SMA11 DC Error Controller module was designed to control the locking point of a RF-optical heterodyne lock (also known as Pound-Drever-Hall lock).

In a well-designed laser frequency locking electronics, the DC offset of the error signal can be neglected and no lock-acquistion  problems should occur. But electronics are not the only source of offset voltages and, faced with a high-level of residual amplitude modulation (RAM) the resulting DC baseline can be large enough to induce significant locking point errors. Moreover, in presence of high-finesse cavities, this DC component due to the RAM makes the lock acquisition difficult, indeed impossible.  In such a case, a RAM offset cancellation must be provided.

For this purpose the SMA11 module is used to control the DC level of the error signal delivered by the SMA10 RF Frequency Mixer.  The DC level is either adjusted using the front panel knob or the input voltage. The DC range of the potentiometer (+/-5V or +/-500mV) is selected using the dedicated switch. The control voltage resulting from the combination of these settings can be summed to the mixer output through the analog bus connector. This signal is also copied and fed to the front panel for monitoring.

Like all SM-Series modules, the SMA11 is shipped with the schematic diagrams of its electronic circuitry providing all required information for advanced users.

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SMC-Series Diode Laser Controller Modules

The lowest noise, highest bandwidth and most flexible of any commercially available products

Features

  • Highly stable operation
  • Ultra low-noise current source
  • High-resolution temperature controller
  • Linear TEC driver
  • High reliability
  • EMI shielding

Applications

  • Photonics
  • Opto-electronic oscillators
  • Time-frequency standards
  • Optical phase-locked loops
  • Inertial navigation
  • Atomic clocks
  • Cold-atom physics
  • Quantum computing
  • Gravity measurements
  • Ideal for RIO Planex™ lasers

Overview

The SMC-Series modules are the ideal instruments for controlling the current and the temperature of diodes laser in AMO physics. With an  ultra-low current noise density  of 15pA/√Hz (SMC11) and sub-mK thermal control stability (SMC20 & SMC31), the SMC-Series is the right choice for the most demanding applications.

Because SMC-Series was first designed for frequency stabilization and OPLL applications, the SMC11 current source provides both Servo and RF inputs for current modulation over large bandwidths. Its ultra-low noise current feature is a key parameter for achieving the best phase noise performance of your stabilized lasers. In addition, maintaining a laser lock continuously is  facilitated due to the SMC20 temperature controller high-stability and analog setpoint control features .

Using the SMC-Series laser diode controller with the SMA- or SMB-Series modules, complete turn-key solutions are available for your laser frequency stabilizations or phase-locked lasers.

Like SMA- and SMB-Series modules, most of the SMC-Series modules are shipped with the schematic diagrams of their electronic circuitry providing all required information for  advanced users

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