PriTel, Inc 

Fiber Optic

PriTel, Inc.
P.O. Box 4025
Naperville, IL 60567,USA
Ph: 630-983-2200
Fx: 630-983-2260

1550nm Picosecond and Femtosecond Fiber Lasers


PriTel’s FFL Series of 1550 nm Picosecond and Femtosecond Fiber Lasers are designed for R&D applications in telecommunications, fiber lasers, optical switching, measurement of optical fiber optical fiber dispersion and nonlinearities, ranging, and coherent imaging.

Why choose a 1550nm fiber laser? Small size and self-contained
Turn key operation
No alignment issues
Tunable Wavelength
High pulse-repetition rates
(5 MHz to 100 MHz)

PriTel's FFLs are passively mode-locked fiber lasers that generate soliton pulses without using any external clock or reference source. These lasers are very easy to use.

The pulse-repetition rate is based simply on the transit time of the pulse in the fiber laser cavity. The pulse is shaped by an internal saturable absorber. To operate the FFL, just turn on the key switch. No further adjustments are necessary.

The following outputs are standard on PriTel's FFLs:
Primary PM optical output
Secondary PM optical output (provides approximately 10% of the primary output power and is useful for measuring pulse width or pulse spectra)
RF electrical output from an internal photodiode (useful for synchronizing other equipment in the experiment)

Quick-Change of Pulse width

PriTel's Quick-Change Pulse width feature is standard on every FFL model with a pulse width greater than 150 fs. Each filter is designed to optimize the optical spectrum and pulse shape for the pulse width selected. A kit of three standard cartridges is available at a discount. Please inquire about cartridges for special pulse widths.

Available Performance Configurations

FFL Series
Click above for specifications in PDF Format
Pulse repetition rate 5-100 MHz (Fixed)
Average output power Varies with pulse width and pulse repetition rate
(e.g., >4 mW at 2 ps and 20 MHz)
Timing Jitter* <1ps
Pulse widths available** Spectral width (nm) Tunable wavelength (nm) Peak power (W)
<10 ps >0.3 1540-1564 >25
<5 ps >0.4 1540-1564 >50
<2 ps >1.0 1540-1564 >100
<600 fs >3.5 1540-1564 >150
<100 fs >25 Fixed Wavelength >200
Gain medium Er-doped silica fiber
Pump source 980 nm diode laser
Connectors FC/APC (other connectors available on request)
Operating temperature +15 to 30°C
Storage temperature -20 to 50°C
Operating Voltage 85-264 VAC at 47-63 Hz
Power consumption <50 W
Dimensions (2U) 10 cm x 26 cm x 36 cm
Weight 9 Kg
Note: The FFL Series offers front-panel electrical sync pulse output for synchronizing the optical pulse train to
an external system.
* Defined as short-term, pulse-to-pulse jitter.
** Inquire about special pulse widths.
Typical Performance of PriTel's 1550nm Picosecond and Femtosecond Fiber Lasers

Click here to see Autocorrelation Traces and Optical Spectra

Technical Specifications in PDF Format (Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™ )

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