Photodigm has been developing and designing single frequency laser diodes since our inception. In 2008, we delivered our first Spectroscopy Certified products to our customers. They were designed for the Rb D2 line at 780.24 nm and the metastable helium line at 1083 nm. They were used for alkali atom laser spectroscopy. Since that time, we have sweated the details with our proprietary AlGaAs epi designs and our in-house wafer fab. We have continually expanded our product line. We now provide devices for the D1 and D2 lines of the alkali atoms K, Rb, and Cs; the metastable helium pumping line at 1083 nm. For molecular species, we have 828 nm laser diodes for H2O, and 760 nm laser diodes for O2. As a result, we are now the recognized leader in lasers resonant with atomic and molecular transitions in the near-IR spectral band from about 740 nm to 1100 nm. We have the broadest range of wavelengths and the highest available power in these diodes.
Photodigm Spectroscopy Certified laser diodes are fabricated, tested, and packaged with these critical end uses in mind. Each device is individually screened and certified to be resonant with the designated transition within the specified operating range.
Atomic Reference Standards
DBR Laser diodes for atomic clocks and other applications based on alkali atom laser spectroscopy cooling. These DBR lasers are also used in magnetometry using optically pumped metastable helium.
Metastable helium pumping, 1083 nm
For process monitoring and atmospheric sampling, we offer the following:
Water vapor (828 nm laser diode)
Oxygen (760 nm band)