The SLD broadband light source
FJORD is the SLD broadband light source designed and developed by Pyroistech to provide a personalized spectral response in the NIR to the applications of the most demanding users. SLDs are also known as SLEDs o superluminescent diodes, and their operation is based on amplified spontaneous emission (ASE), also called superluminescence. Pyroistech offers the possibility of combining up to 8 modules to choose from high power SLDs, as well as adding an extra touch screen or USB connection to control the power of each SLD individually. Its compact, silent and sturdy design allows its integration in whatever type of application, covering a wide range of possibilities, from optical laboratories, fiber optics testing, Bragg grating interrogation, tomography, or industrial sensors among others.
- Configurable spectral bandwidth (up to 8 different SLD available from the table below).
- Max. optical power (fiber 8μm): 5dBm*
- Short stabilization time <1 min
- Temperature controlled ±0.1ºC
- Configurable output connector FC-PC/FC-APC
- Dimensions 18 x 5 x 12.7 cm*
- High quality materials for a durable product.
- Compact, light and silent
*This value may vary with the number and model of the SLDs
- Touch screen option
- USB connection option to allow the remote control of the source through the computer
- Individual control 0-100% of the power of each SLD which whatever option
Preview your desired output spectrum with the FJORD configuration tool. Choose up to 8 SLDs and see the combined spectrum. Please fill the form to download it.
Most demanded sources
In adittion to our custom FJORD light sources, we also offer preconfigured SLD sources with the most demanded spectra among our customers.
This configuration offers an optical power that covers between 1200nm and 1600nm with only 2 SLDs.Click on the icon to see the source’s datasheet
Examples of application
In this setup, LPFG interrogation is performed using a FJORD broadband light source as excitation at the input of the fiber and collecting the optical power at the output using an optical spectrum analyzer. The analyzer permits to measure the resonant wavelength location and the band attenuation.
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