Visible Superluminescent Diodes (SLDs), TO-56 Can


  • Ø5.6 mm TO Can Package with H Pin Codes
  • Broad Emission with Center Wavelengths from 405 nm to 650 nm
  • 10 mW Typical Output Power

SLD450T

450 nm SLD, 10 mW, TO-56 Can

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Pin Code

Pin Codes A through G
The pin code indicates which mounts and diodes are compatible. The drawing does not represent an exact wiring diagram.
Recommended Controller / Mount Options
Item # Mount Diode Driver TEC Controller
LDM56 Yes!  -  -
ITC4000 Series Use with LDM56 Mount Yes! Yes!
LDC200 Series Use with LDM56 Mount Yes!
TED200C Use with LDM56 Mount  - Yes!

Features

  • Center Wavelengths from 405 nm to 650 nm
  • 4 nm or 5 nm Typical 3 dB Bandwidth
  • Compatible with Thorlabs' Laser Diode Mounts and Controllers (See Table to the Right)

Superluminescent Diodes (SLDs) are excellent high-power, broadband light sources that are ideal for use in applications such as display technology, holography, metrology, and spectroscopy. When fit into an external cavity, these SLDs can be used as a tunable laser. This page contains Thorlabs' SLDs with center wavelengths from 405 nm to 650 nm that are built into a TO-56 package with pin code H. Visible SLDs in a butterfly package are also available, as well as NIR SLDs for wavelengths from 810 nm to 1550 nm, many of which are ideal for spectral-domain optical coherence tomography.

The SLDs featured on this page are single spatial mode and have a near-Gaussian optical spectrum. More detailed typical specifications for each item, as well as mechanical drawings, are available in the tables below.

With an H pin code, these visible SLDs are compatible with Thorlabs' S7060R diode socket and the LDM56 laser diode mount, which has an integrated thermoelectric cooler (TEC). These mounts are compatible with Thorlabs' laser diode and temperature controllers; see the table above for details. Please note that optical feedback can diminish the output power or damage the SLD and back-reflections should be avoided. SLDs are also sensitive to electrostatic shock, and proper precautions must be taken when handling the device (see our electrostatic shock accessories).


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Superluminescent Diode Performance:

Item # Center
Wavelength
Package Output Powera Bandwidth
(3 dB)
Optical
Spectrum
LIV Curvesb Equivalent
Benchtop Source
SLD405B 405 nm Butterfly, SM Pigtail 5 mW 3 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD450B 450 nm Butterfly, SM Pigtail 5 mW 6 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD450T 450 nm TO-56 10 mW 5 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD510B 510 nm Butterfly, SM Pigtail 1.5 mW 8 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD635B 635 nm Butterfly, SM Pigtail 3 mW 6 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD635T 635 nm TO-56 10 mW 5 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD650B 650 nm Butterfly, SM Pigtail 3 mW 6 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD650T 650 nm TO-56 10 mW 5 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD770S 770 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 5.5 mW 18 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD810S 810 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 15 mW 30 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD830S-A10W 830 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 10 mW (Min) 60 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD830S-A20W 830 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 20 mW (Min) 55 nm N/A
SLD830S-A10 830 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 13 mW 20 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD830S-A20 830 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 22 mW 20 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD850S-A10W 850 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 10 mW (Min) 60 nm N/A
SLD850S-A20W 850 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 20 mW (Min) 55 nm N/A
SLD880S-A7 880 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 7 mW 40 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD880S-A25 880 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 25 mW 40 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD920S 920 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 15 mW 65 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Icon N/A
SLD920P 920 nmc Butterfly, PM Pigtail 15 mW 65 nm Spectrum Item LIV Icon N/A
SLD930S-A40W 930 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 40 mW 45 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Icon N/A
SLD930P-A40W 930 nmc Butterfly, PM Pigtail 40 mW 45 nm Spectrum Item LIV Icon N/A
SLD970S-A40W 970 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 40 mW 50 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD970P-A40W 970 nmc Butterfly, PM Pigtail 40 mW 50 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD1050S 1050 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 8 mW 50 nm Optical Spectrum LIV Curves N/A
SLD1050P 1050 nmc Butterfly, PM Pigtail 8 mW 50 nm Optical Spectrum LIV Curves N/A
SLD1050S-A60 1050 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 60 mW 70 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD1050P-A60 1050 nmc Butterfly, PM Pigtail 60 mW 70 nm Spectrum Icon LIV Curve Icon N/A
SLD1021S 1310 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 12.5 mW 85 nm Optical Spectrum LIV Curves S5FC1021S
SLD1018S 1310 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 30 mW 45 nm Optical Spectrum LIV Curves S5FC1018S
S5FC1018P
SLD1018P 1310 nmc Butterfly, PM Pigtail 30 mW 45 nm Optical Spectrum LIV Curves S5FC1018S
S5FC1018P
SLD1325 1325 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 10 mW (Min) 100 nm (Min) N/A
SLD1550S-A1 1550 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 1.0 mW 110 nm Optical Spectrum LIV Curves N/A
SLD1550P-A1 1550 nmc Butterfly, PM Pigtail 1.0 mW 110 nm Optical Spectrum LIV Curves N/A
SLD1550S-A2 1550 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 2.5 mW 90 nm Optical Spectrum LIV Curves S5FC1550S-A2
S5FC1550P-A2
SLD1550P-A2 1550 nmc Butterfly, PM Pigtail 2.5 mW 90 nm Optical Spectrum LIV Curves S5FC1550S-A2
S5FC1550P-A2
SLD1005S 1550 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 22 mW 50 nm Optical Spectrum LIV Curves S5FC1005S
SLD1550S-A40 1550 nmc Butterfly, SM Pigtail 40 mW 33 nm Optical Spectrum LIV Curves N/A
SLD1550P-A40 1550 nmc Butterfly, PM Pigtail 40 mW 33 nm Optical Spectrum LIV Curves N/A
  • Values are typical unless otherwise noted.
  • Basic superluminescent diode characteristics can be measured by increasing current (I) while measuring the device voltage (V) and light output (L). The resulting data is usually referred to as an LIV curve.
  • For more information on how the center wavelength for our NIR SLDs is defined, please see the Specs tab on the NIR Superluminescent Diodes presentation.

Visible Superluminescent Diodes, TO-56 Can

Item #a Infob Center Wavelength Power Forward Current (Max) 3 dB Bandwidth Pin Code Spectral Shape Spatial Mode
SLD405T info 405 nm 10 mW 110 mA 4 nm H Near Gaussian Single Mode
SLD450T info 450 nm 10 mW 180 mA 5 nm
SLD635T info 635 nm 10 mW 60 mA 5 nm
SLD650T info 650 nm 10 mW 60 mA 5 nm
  • All values are typical unless otherwise indicated.
  • Additional specifications are available by clicking on the blue icon.
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