sQCL™ for OEM Product Integration

When low cost and extremely compact size are most important, the sQCL is the OEM integrators' tunable laser of choice.

The sQCL system is a new Gen2 product leveraging the best of Block's funded development projects and years of commercial experience into updated mechanical and electronics designs. New optical design and packaging provide enhanced thermal management that enable 2x increases in duty cycle, along with enhanced output stability.

The sQCL also adds smart technology onboard, and can run in a preprogrammed standalone mode from a simple bias voltage and trigger input, without tethered electronics.

The SQCLs can be selected from Block's variety of wavelength ranges. Both standard and custom colors are available. Please contact Block to discuss your application requirements.

The sQCL can be provided in a turn-key development kit that packages an sQCL, a Programming Interface Board (PIB) for downloading pulse parameters and calibrations via USB, and a high efficiency TECC controller along with a PC control GUI.

The sQCL performance and form factor enable new applications in biomedical, semiconductor, battery contamination/condition, and within portable devices. It also provides traditional QCL uses in real-time gas analysis applications like greenhouse gas monitoring, automotive combustion analysis, oil and gas exploration, and air quality monitoring.

The module is also designed to be integrated into a variety of spectroscopic instruments, including products used in the fields of Photoacoustic Spectroscopy (PAS), Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS), and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM).

Product Highlights:

  • OEM integration ready
  • Ultra-miniature footprint, including electronics
  • Cost effective solution for volume
  • Ruggedized for portable instruments
  • Wide thermal operating range
  • Wide choice of mid-IR lasers for desired wavelength range
  • Wavenumber sweeps, step functions, static wavenumber control
  • Available SDK enables rapid integration

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