Daylight Solutions

H-Model Ultraviolet Laser

Compact, High Power UV-A Laser Module

Compact, high-power laser modules are now available in the ultraviolet (UV-A) spectral region! CW power levels up to 1 Watt at 375 nm are provided from a fiber-optic pigtailed package, facilitating beam delivery and system integration. These lasers can also be operated in CW or pulsed mode. Daylight has leveraged its expertise in designing commercial products for operation in harsh environments to provide ultraviolet laser capabilities for applications that require high reliability in rugged applications.

SideKick QCL Controller

Low-Noise Laser Controller

The SideKick™ Laser Controller represents a significant step forward in the design, features, and performance of quantum cascade laser controllers. Its low-noise design means no cooling fans, and when paired with a suitable DRS Daylight Solutions laser head, its drive electronics enable industry-leading CW RIN (low optical noise).

Built on the proven performance of our TLC/FLC controllers, the SideKick controller supports a wide range of our laser systems and wavelengths. It is compatible with all 31000- and 41000-series product families, including the Hedgehog™, CW-MHF™, Aries-100™, and Unicorn-II™ laser heads as well as older Pulsed, CW/pulsed, and Über Tuner™ heads.

The SideKick controller provides flexible, precise control of laser power, wavelength, temperature, scan speed, and pulse parameters—all while protecting your laser chip with our proven HFQD™ circuitry.

The SideKick controller includes a GUI and SDK plus USB/Ethernet connectivity, providing you with elegant local/remote control and diagnostics, and multiple tuning and triggering modes.

Amplified MCT™

Mid-IR Pulsed Laser Detector: Room-Temperature Operation

The Amplified MCT Detector is a natural fit with DRS Daylight’s pulsed mid-IR lasers and gives you 245° K performance and sub-3 ns rise time without external cooling. It packs a fully integrated receiver with embedded IR detector, low-noise amplifier, and temperature controller into one compact package.

CW-MHF™ Mid-IR Laser

Tune > 30 cm-1 Without Mode Hops

The CW-MHF Mid-IR Laser is the ultimate tool for high-resolution, mid-IR spectroscopy. If you need high spectral resolution, phase-continuous tuning to avoid jumping over spectral lines, or both, the DRS Daylight CW-Mode-Hop-Free laser will meet your needs. Narrow-linewidth operation and MHF tuning is a high bar to reach in any laser system. Unique in the industry, the CW-MHF system provides open-loop linewidths of ≤ 5 MHz (over 100 ms) and MHF tuning to > 30 cm-1, and often to > 100 cm-1*. Drawing on years of precision engineering and manufacturing experience, the CW-MHF laser achieves this performance with a highly stable laser cavity that, guided by finite element analysis, was designed to reduce susceptibility to acoustic perturbation. The CW-MHF laser also includes two ways to modulate wavelength: via a PZT or current modulation. This exclusive combination of wide MHF tuning, narrow-linewidth operation, and modulation capability enables high-resolution spectroscopy and/or locking to a wavelength reference.