When Should I Use Caliper-FLEX?

The compact Caliper-FLEX VCSEL Swept Source is easy to integrate into your 3D OCT imaging system and is an excellent choice when it is essential to do long depth scans together with a fixed or a flexible adjustment of the speed of the scan. Caliper-FLEX can be delivered at a competitive price that supports efficient scalability in production. Caliper-FLEX can be customized and delivered with either factory settings or user programmable settings.

Caliper-FLEX is based on the Caliper product platform. By using Caliper-FLEX in your 3D OCT imaging systems, you ensure your product platform can easily be upgraded for future demands and i.e., Caliper-FLEX can be replaced by Caliper-HERO.

Product Features Caliper-FLEX
  • Compact modular platform based on proven GaAs VCSEL and SOA technology
  • Variable scan rate to achieve multi-modal imaging
  • Optical spectrum shaping to optimize image quality

Product Specifications

DescriptionStandard Superior
Product codeOCTL-SS-02-1060
Center wavelength [nm]1060±201060±10
Sweep range, 10 dB [nm]>20>25
Optical power [mW]>1515-50
Sweep rate [kHz]2-60±1%2-60±1%
Spectrum ripple [dB]>0.1
Ortho-RIN [%]>2
Envelope shaping Factory setting User programmable
Fiber outputFC/APC connector
Power supply12V input or 100-230V 50-60 Hz power supply, max current 3A
A-scan trigger TTL (benchtop) 1-1.4V min/max, 100 Ohm termination, SMA connector. Configurable for OEM
ControlSerial/USB. SUBD safety interlock
Dimensions185x120x56 mm

Control the laser using GUI or commands


Redundant safety interlock to be used with our device


A-scan trigger to synchronize with your data acquisition card

OCT A-scan system

How Do You Build an OCT A-scan System?

Are you wondering how to get started with your OCT A-scan system? Then read this application note, where we describe the system, main concepts, and details from the optical characteristics to the signal processing. When that is in place you are ready for the next step regarding how to add the light beam scanner and scanning optics specific to your application.

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