New Features 2023
The Supercontinuum Module (SCM) is a frequency comb extension (available for FC1500-ULN-nova/plus and FC1500-Quantum) which delivers up to 8 beat signals between ultra-low-noise frequency comb light and different CW-lasers in the range of 650 to 1700 nm. It provides up to 8 CW-laser input ports (FC/APC, others on request) and delivers the according beat signals (between the CW-laser light and its closest neighboring comb mode) at up to 8 BNC output ports. The super-broad and smooth comb spectrum, combined with our latest generation of optical beat detection units, leads to high signal to noise ratio beat signals over the entire wavelength range (> 35 dB SNR).
Since the supercontinuum-spectrum is produced from one single amplifier branch, it is the perfect tool for frequency comparisons of different optical clock species and other high-end applications. Additionally, it offers high-flexibility: you could start e.g. with 3 “beat detection channels” and extend the module at a later time. A Menlo service engineer can easily add new channels and/or adapt the already existing ones, directly on-site.