Quantum Cascade Lasers for Research Applications and OEM Customers

Block Engineering offers the widest gap-free mid-IR laser source available in the marketplace, tuning rapidly from 5.4 to 12.8 microns. The LaserTune offers extremely fast tuning (settling time < 15 msec), excellent beam pointing stability, and is contained in a compact single-box design.

Block also offers lasers for OEM customers to integrate into their own systems. Laser modules are available in 250 cm-1 tuning ranges, and can be combined for gap-free coverage.

Laser Source: Block's LaserTune is a widely tunable laser source for research and academic customers. Covering the key "fingerprint" region of the mid-IR spectrum, Block's LaserTune source offers an extremely fast sweep capability at 25 cm-1 per millisecond. The system supports pulse durations of between 20 to 500 nsec, a repetition rate of up to ~3 MHz, and a duty-cycle of up to 15%. Learn more

OEM Laser Modules: Block also offers the Mini-QCL compact laser module for OEM customers that can be integrated into a wide variety of instruments including IR microscopes, infrared spectrometers, Photoacoustic Spectrometers, (PAS), Cavity Ring-Down spectrometers (CRDS), and Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM). Learn more

Research Papers

Many research and academic customers have used the LaserTune to conduct mid-IR experiements. For a list of current publications, you are welcome to visit our QCL research papers page.

Contact Us

For over 60 years, Block Engineering has been a leader in chemical detection and gas analysis technology.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about our Quantum Cascade Laser and FTIR products.

Block Engineering
132 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
Phone: (508) 251-3100
Fax: (508) 281-0334