SuperK EVO supercontinuum industrial lasers

NKT Photonics’ cost-efficient SuperK EVO supercontinuum white light lasers operate in the 400 – 2400 nm range, covering both the VIS and NIR ranges.

The SuperK EVO is fiber-coupled and therefore ready for immediate use, but the light can also be further filtered and adjusted to specific applications.
While the output spectrum of the SuperK EVO is similar to the spectrum of a lamp, the radiance is significantly higher. In addition, a standard repetition rate of up to 78 MHz and an output power of up to 2 W optimize the SuperK EVO in terms of speed and throughput.
The solid-state, all-fiber architecture of the established Photonic Crystal Fiber (PCF) technology ensures reliable 24/7 operation and a maintenance-free lifetime of thousands of hours.

High stability, reliability, low maintenance and low operating costs make them perfect for OEM integration, substituting lamps, LEDs, ASE sources and single-line lasers, even in challenging applications.

Features:

  • Cost-efficient industrial white light laser
  • High radiance and repetition rate
  • Robust and compact industrial design
  • Free software development kit
  • Reliable and maintenance-free 24/7 operation

Possible applications:

  • Material characterization
  • Semiconductor
  • Sorting
  • Test and measurement
  • Bio-imaging applications (e.g. fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy)

Overview models SuperK EVO Line

 Spectral coverageTotal powerTotal VIS power (350-850 nm)Cooling
EVO ERL-04500 - 2000 nm≈ 1 W> 40 mWPassive
EVO EUL-10405 - 2400 nm≈ 0.3 W> 60 mWPassive
EVO HP EU-04410 - 2400 nm≈ 2 W> 400 mWAir or water

Specifications

 EVO ERL-04EVO EUL-10EVO HP EU-4
Repetition rate20 MHz30 MHz20 MHz
Spectral coverage500-2000 nm405-2400 nm410-2400 nm
Total power≈ 1 W≈ 0.3 W≈ 2 W
Total visible power (350-850 nm)> 40 mW> 60 mW> 400 mW
Total power stability, RMS± 1 %± 1 %± 1 %
Cut-in wavelength (Spectral power density > 0.1 mW/nm)500 nm425 nm410 nm
PolarizationRandomRandomRandom
Beam quality, TEM00M²< 1.1M2 < 1.1M2 < 1.1
Mode field diameter, FC/APC≈ 3 µmN.A.N.A.
Beam diameter
(collimated version)
≈ 1 mm @ 532 nm
≈ 2 mm @ 1100 nm
≈ 3 mm @ 2000 nm
≈ 1 mm @ 532 nm
≈ 2 mm @ 1100 nm
≈ 3 mm @ 2000 nm
≈ 1 mm @ 532 nm
≈ 2 mm @ 1100 nm
≈ 3 mm @ 2000 nm
Laser outputGaussian, single-modeGaussian, single-modeGaussian, single-mode
Fiber outputCollimated
(FC/APC on request)
CollimatedCollimated
Output fiber length1.5 m1.5 m1.5 m
Computer interfaceUSB 2.0/RS-232/EthernetUSB 2.0/RS-232/EthernetUSB 2.0/RS-232/Ethernet
Sync (trigger) outputNIMNIMNIM
Power supply requirements24 V DC24 V DC24 V DC
Power consumption (depends on the total output power)< 30 W< 30 W< 60 W
Door interlock connector 2-pin LEMO2-pin LEMO2-pin LEMO
External bus interface15 D-Sub15 D-Sub15 D-Sub
Operation temperature18 – 35 °C18 – 35 °C18 – 30 °C
Storage temperature-10 – 60 °C-10 – 60 °C-10 – 55 °C
Dimensions (WxHxL)200 mm x 93 mm x 325 mm200 mm x 90 mm x 325 mm200 mm x 93 mm x 325 mm - water-cooled

200 mm x 166.5 mm x 325 mm - air-cooled
Weight6 kg6 kg12 kg