Swept source from Exalos provides sweep frequencies from 2 to 150 kHz

March 29, 2012
The ESS-1550 swept source provides customizable tuning ranges up to 200 nm and sweep frequencies from 2 to 150 kHz with a center wavelength of 1550 nm at 15 mW in single-mode fiber.

The ESS-1550 swept source provides customizable tuning ranges up to 200 nm and sweep frequencies from 2 to 150 kHz with a center wavelength of 1550 nm at 15 mW in single-mode fiber. It allows flexible system design for fiber-optic sensing and optical frequency-domain imaging. It comes with complete driver electronics, and customized OEM packages are available.
Zurich, Switzerland


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New EXALOS high-performance 1550-nm Swept Sources to address Fiber-Optic Sensing and Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging applications

ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND, January 19, 2012 - EXALOS AG is announcing during BiOS / Photonics West the introduction of another member of the RapidSweep Swept Source family. With customizable tuning ranges (up to 200nm) and sweep frequencies (from 2 kHz to 150 kHz) in the 1550-nm spectrum, the ESS-1550 Swept Sources offer flexible system designs for applications in fiber-optic sensing and optical coherence tomography imaging. For system integration the Swept Source is delivered with complete driver electronics, customized OEM packages are available upon request.

RapidSweep Swept Source – a high-end sweeping laser with a small footprint.

Key Features:

• Center wavelength: 1550 nm
• Wide sweep range: up to 200 nm
• Sweep frequency: selectable from 2 kHz to 150 kHz
• Typical output power in SMF: 15 mW
• Miniature turn-key system

Target Applications

• Fiber-Optic Sensing
• Frequency Domain Ranging
• Optical Coherence Tomography
• Bio-medical Imaging
• Industrial metrology
• Spectroscopy

For more information about our products please visit our website at www.exalos.com or contact us at [email protected]

EXALOS is committed to our environment. All components and fabrication or assembly processes used for the production of our devices are compliant to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive 2002/95/EC.


EXALOS AG, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, is developing and selling SLEDs and Swept Sources to the medical imaging, fiber optic gyroscope, test equipment and sensor industries. The Company has its headquarters in Schlieren located in the Greater Zurich Area in Switzerland.

EXALOS AG has established strategic alliances with technological- and cost leadership partners, with the goal to provide customers with the optimum balance of price, time to market, performance, and size for any given specification. This approach gives EXALOS the flexibility to develop devices as solutions tailored for particular customers and markets.


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