Santec offers Electrically Pumped Tunable VCSEL HSL-1

Santec offers Electrically Pumped Tunable VCSEL HSL-1


Product Name: Tunable VCSEL

Production code: HSL-1

Komaki, Aichi, Japan, – Santec, a leading manufacturer of tunable lasers, optical instruments, and fiber-optic components, introduces the latest addition to its range of tunable lasers for spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography (OCT). The HSL-1 is based on advanced electrically pumped VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) technology. An attractive laser for SS-OCT applications the HSL-1 takes advantage of a number of features intrinsic to VCSELs to deliver best-in-class performance, including long coherence length, variable scan speed and low signal noise. The HSL-1 has been designed with system integration in mind; a compact, efficient package the laser is also robust, reliable and suitable for mass production.
The HSL-1 will be showcased at the BIOS / Photonics West 2015 Expo in San Francisco, February 7-12, in SANTEC’s booth #8933 (BIOS) and #933 (Photonics West).

Tunable VCSEL


  • 1060nm wavelength range
  • Single Mode Lasing: Ultra Long Coherence Length
  • Flexible Scanning Rate, Tuning Range, and Direction
  • Coherence Revival and Mode Competition Noise Free



  • Swept Source OCT
  • Spectroscopy
  • Interferometry
  • Optical Sensing

Santec USA Corporation
Tel. 1-800-SANTEC-1 / 1-201-488-5505

Santec Corporation was established in 1979. It is headquartered in Komaki, Japan and has subsidiaries in NJ, USA (Santec U.S.A. Corporation), London, UK (Santec Europe Ltd.) and China (Santec (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.). It is listed on the JASDAQ Market – a section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The company serves customers in more than 30 countries; these include most of the world’s major telecommunications companies, telecommunication system manufacturers and medical equipment companies.