Precision Electro-Optic and Laser Technologies


Introducing SLICE.  A new generation of photonics control tools.

SLICE modules offer the low noise and high speed you’ve come to expect from Vescent’s analog control circuitry with the convenience and flexibility of a digital interface.  With SLICE, you can drive, lock, and temperature control your diode lasers, semiconductor optical amplifiers, tapered amplifiers, quantum cascade, and interband cascade lasers.  Each SLICE works independently with one functionality, but will seamlessly integrate with other SLICEs for complete control of your laser system.
Communicate with a SLICE through the front-panel touch-sensitve display screen, a GUI, or serial commands to easily obtain the level of control and flexibility you need.  And for critical timing, the user can upload “timed events” which are executed with low jitter and low delay with respect to a TTL trigger.

What problem do you need solved?  SLICE is a flexible product platform that will grow over time to offer a wide range of functionality.  We would really like to hear from you what performance or capability would help in your lab space.  Please drop us a line and let us know.


SLICE Products

Available Now

Temperature Control

SLICE-QT Four-channel benchtop Temperature Controller.  The SLICE-QT offers four independent channels of PID temperature control for your lasers, photonics crystals, PICs, and non-linear devices.

Coming Soon

Current Control

SLICE-CC Dual-channel current controller can produce up to 2 A with a compliance voltage of up to 20 V.  Low noise and high modulation bandwidth combine with a power leveling feature to make this a highly functional semiconductor device driver for diode laser, QCLs, ICLs, SOAs, and TAs.

High-Voltage Amplification

SLICE-HVA is a dual-channel low-noise, high small-signal bandwidth high-voltage amplifier for PZT control and feedback, including laser-frequency control, micropositioning, as well as electro-optic modulator control for frequency or intensity control.

Laser Control

SLICE-LC Ultra-Low Noise Laser Controller carries on the tradition of Vescent offering the lowest noise current source on the market.  When minimum frequency and amplitude noise are required as well as a computer interface, the SLICE-LC is the only choice.  As little as 100 pA/√Hz noise density!