Santec offers High performance Tunable Laser, TSL-550

Santec offers High performance Tunable Laser, TSL-550


Product Name: High performance Tunable Laser

Production code: TSL-550

Santec, a leading designer and manufacturer of tunable lasers, optical instruments, and fiber-optic components, introduces the latest in their series of high performance tunable lasers, the TSL-550. The TSL-550 features wide, high resolution, mode-hop free tuning with an output that combines both high power and high signal-to-noise ratio. Equipped as standard with fine tuning and coherence control, the TSL-550 is fully programmable, making it a must have tool for precision optical testing. An innovative cavity design is used to lower the optical ASE noise, resulting in an extraordinarily high signal-to-noise ratio of over 90dB/0.1nm, whilst maintaining a high output power of over +10dBm.

The TSL-550 is available in two models: Type A, the standard, cost effective version includes a wavelength meter with +/-30pm wavelength accuracy. The other is the high accuracy Type C, with an absolute wavelength accuracy of less than 5pm.

The TSL-550 addresses the expanding needs for next generation component testing, driven by innovation in advanced photonic technology, silicon photonics and ROADM that require characterization of multi-input, high extinction ratio devices. The TSL-550 is designed to improve production inspection throughput by doubling the scan repetition rate over conventional lasers. In addition, combining the TSL-550 with Santec’s range of test instrumentation provides turnkey solutions for measurement of WDL and PDL.




  • Wavelength range 1260-1360/1500-1630nm
  • High output power +10dBm
  • OpHigh signal-to-noise ratio 90dB/0.1nm
  • High wavelength accuracy
    (Type A: ±30pm, Type C: ±5pm)



  • Optical component characterization
  • Fiber optic transmission testing
  • Photonic material characterization
  • Interferometry
  • Optical spectroscopy

The price for TSL-550 is equivalent to the conventional model TSL-510.
This product will be exhibited at ECOC2015.
For more information please contact Santec at:



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 Securities 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.
Santec’s products include a broad range of optical components and tunable laser light sources for the optical fiber communication industry, together with a range of fiber optic test and measurement instruments.