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MiniQCL™ Quantum Cascade Laser Modules for OEM Customers

As a leader in high-performance mid-infrared (IR) spectrometers, Block has leveraged its expertise to develop next-generation Quantum Cascade Lasers used around the world in life science, safety, and environmental applications.

Quantum Cascade Lasers are tunable lasers that can make controlled incremental shifts in wavelength output. This enables the incredible power of lasers to be applied to broad-band spectroscopy applications where previously there were no solutions. Block's external cavity QCLs are effective for producing widely tunable systems and providing broadband tuning at microsecond speed while still compact and muti-modal.

Our QCLs operate in "pulsed" mode (as opposed to "continuous wave") for operating in a wide range of environments without requiring expensive and bulky external cooling. In addition to the first and only ruggedized QCL systems designed for manufacture and scalability, we also offer the expertise and collaboration to determine the best laser for your application.

mQCL: for OEM product integration

  • Multi QCL optical module for system prototyping
  • Broad wavelength applications
  • Gap free tuning
  • Noise sensitive measurements
  • Trigger I/O for seamless integration

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sQCL: for portable OEM product integration

  • Best in class ultra-miniature tuner and electronics
  • Wide wavelength range in a single tuner
  • OEM integration support
  • Lowest cost in volume
  • Command/Control SDK provided

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To download a brochure with more detail on Block's laser products, please click here (PDF, 7.4 MB).

If you would like to discuss how Block's lasers can help with your application needs, please contact us.

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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 how to optimize your safety and security requirements using our Quantum Cascade Laser-based chemical detection systems.

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