Ultrastable Lasers

Our Optical Reference System (ORS) product family delivers best-in-class phase noise and frequency stability, together with reliable, automated, 24/7 turnkey operation—all this as a readily transportable device. The ORS family offers complete ultrastable laser solutions that provide all the infrastructure required for convenient operation. They are the result of more than a decade of careful engineering driven by our quest for ultimate frequency stability. Menlo Systems’ ORS products are the technical backbone in many of the world’s most demanding applications in the fields of optical clocks, quantum computing, and quantum physics experiments based on cold matter. We configure each system in terms of laser wavelength, power, frequency stability and interfaces such that it is tailored to your needs.

Related product families: Optical Frequency Combs, Ultrastable Microwaves

What's new in Ultrastable Laser Systems New Features 2021

With the 8U ORS-Mini, Menlo Systems add a new, compact Ultrastable Laser system to their Optical Reference System series. Find out more about of our novel compact ORS-Mini system.

Ultrastable Laser System ORS Ultimate performance
Ultrastable Laser System
  • Wavelength 500–1600 nm
  • Stability <7 x 10-16
  • Ultra-low phase noise
  • Automated locking
  • Single-rack solution


Ultrastable Laser System ORS-Compact High performance
Ultrastable Laser System
  • Wavelength 500–1600 nm
  • Stability <1.5 x 10-15
  • Excellent phase noise
  • Automated locking
  • Compact rack solution


Ultrastable Laser System ORS-Mini Rack-mountable
Ultrastable Laser System
  • Wavelength 1542/1064 nm
  • Stability <5 x 10-15
  • Best-in-class phase noise
  • Automated locking
  • 8U rack module


Optical Reference Cavity ORC-Cylindric
Reference cavity in vaccum housing
  • Low / mid / high finesse
  • 5 cm cubic spacer
  • 12 cm cylindric spacer
  • Ion-getter pump