Compact Optical Frequency Comb

MENLO SYSTEMS Optical Frequency Combs SmartComb 3w


Advanced Features and Benefits

  • touch panel control
  • beat detection unit included
  • class 1 laser
  • full automation
  • internal atomic RF clock
Comb Spacing 100 MHz
Accuracy 10-14 (>100 s1))
Stability 2 x 10-13 in 1 s1)
Laser Input up to two fiber-coupled, lineary polarized SC/APC PM input ports
Center Wavelength 1.5 µm
Spectral Range @ 1550 nm >25 nm
Measurement Wavelength choose one in the 530 - 2000 nm range

1)Or same as reference, whichever applies first. Internal atomic clock supports 3 x 10-10 stability in 1 s and accuracy 10-9, which is subject to aging. Recalibration is available.


The SmartComb - a new era in Optical Frequency Combs
SmartComb is a 19'', 3U, all fiber based compact Optical Frequency Comb. SmartComb is the first model of new era in Optical Frequency Combs. A unique system where the user plugs in the optical fiber of the laser being measured or stabilized - SmartComb does the rest. Fully automated locking electronics, fully automated beat detection, and fully automated measurement and stabilization. Made for use in- and outside of optics labs. That is why we call it a new era in Optical Frequency Combs. Naturally, SmartComb can also come with various output ports at different colors for applications where frequency comb light is used as seed light or for spectroscopy. We are happy to learn about your requirements.

Tab Options

  • SmartAmp SmartComb Extension

    Product Code: SmartAmp

    The SmartComb can be extended with a 19”, 3 HE rack containing up to 6 amplifiers, 6 beat detection units (BDU) and frequency counters. Using the SmartComb as a seed, the comb light is distributed and amplified with the SmartAmp. Together with internal BDUs and counters the system automatically measures your laser frequencies, in the range of 530-2000 nm, to the 14th digit. In addition, the beat signals serve as error signals to stabilize your CW laser (e.g. with a MenloSystems SYNCRO LLE unit) when required.

    In short: Stabilize all frequencies and transitions in your quantum optics laboratory to one absolute frequency reference!

    Menlo SmartComb SmartAmp 3w

  • Tablemounted SmartComb Extensions

    Product Code: Tablemounted Extension

    The SmartComb can provide stabilized comb output as a seed, thereby extending the range from 530 to 2000 nm with optional retrofittable extensions.

    Menlo SmartComb extended 3w

Menlo Expert Ben Sprenger 2019
Dr. Benjamin Sprenger


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