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THE FUTURE IS HERE: microMOPA – fully integrated into standard butterfly platform

At this year’s Photonics West taking place in San Francisco from Jan 25th-27th, 2022 TOPTICA eagleyard will set a new milestone in the photonics industry with the launch of the µMOPA. This extraordinary innovation is nominated as finalist for the 2022 Prism award.

Our developers managed to create a unique product to bridge the gap between science and industry together with the renowned Ferdinand-Braun-Institute: For the first time a DBR laser and a tapered amplifier are monolithically integrated on a chip with a standard 14 pin butterfly package.

This unique product reduces the complexity due to the monolithic integration of a seed laser and an tapered amplifier. In addition, it is easily mountable due to the use of standard sockets while the circular beam profile is beneficial for fiber coupling and focusing.


Major performance indicators are:

·         1064 nm

·         High output power (2 W)

·         Small spectral width (typ. 3 pm)

·         14 pin butterfly package

·         Very good SMSR (typ. > 50 dB)

·         Integrated beam collimation

·         Low residual divergence

·         Integrated thermal management by thermoelectric cooler and thermistor


The µMOPA will mainly be used in Raman spectroscopy and interferometry.

 You can find the full press release here and the data sheet here.