Lytid

Dedicated to advanced photonics technologies

Our vision

Lytid is a company dedicated to the advancement and distribution of photonics technologies across the world. We believe that photonics is the next big thing in technology. Like the electronics and optical industry, it has the potential to change the world, as we know it, through technological progress.

 

A new generation of THz sources

Today, Lytid has developed a next-generation photonics devices that will redefine many applications. We are proud to present our products, always fully integrated, user-friendly, compact and powerful whatever the state-of-art technologies we are mastering. Forget the technology and empower your application.

 

15 years of applied research

Our scientific background builds on more than 15 years of applied research at the MPQ lab of the Paris Diderot University. Under the supervision of Prof. Carlo Sirtori, co-inventor of the QCL technology, we have published work in several of the most recognized scientific journals.

Lytid offers a variety of the following product groups.  Click on the link or scroll down this page to view the available products.

 

THz (ranges between 2-5 THz):

  • Easy to use, flexible and cost efficient single source "TeraCascade 100"  > 100 µW, nitrogen cooled
  • "High Power" source "TeraCascade 1000"   > 1mW,  1 to 6 sources in one housing; cryogen-free! 
  • Terahertz Detector "TeraPyro"

 

Millimeter Waves & Sub-Terahertz  (1GHz to 1 THz / From 300mm to 300um):

  • Sub-Terahertz sources
  • Sub-Terahertz components
  • Sub-Terahertz sensors

 

Mid-IR photodetector around 5µm

 

OPTICS - from 1 GHz to 10 THz  (300 nm up to 30 µm)

  • Optics (THz, VIS, IR)
  • THz-Camera lens (0.1 to 30 THz)
  • Optical Modules

 


THz- Sources - Detectors - Optics


High Power Terahertz sources  "TeraCascade 1000 series"

TeraCascade is a compact, user-friendly and powerful terahertz source
TeraCascade is a compact, user-friendly and powerful terahertz source

Terahertz laser source based on state of the art Quantum Cascade Laser technology

 

Variations:

  • from 2 to 5 THz
  • cw or pulsed (qcw)
  • single or multi-mode

Key Specs:

  • > 1mW cw power
  • cryogen-free!
  • up to 6 wavelength ranges in one unit
  • compact < 10 kg

User-friendly

 

Cryogen free closed cooling cycle

 

4.3" touchscreen control, to fully control the parameters:

  • Output power
  • Pulse frequency
  • Duty cycle
  • Driving current
  • Integrated driver, provides both cw and pulsed operation
  • Integrated cooler, with space qualified Stirling engine.
  • Automatic power on/off procedure, “turn-key” system.
  • All necessary connections are aveilable to integrate TeraCascade into your setup
  • Compact, volume comparable to two shoeboxes.
  • Portable, with two handles integrated in the box.

Download
Data Sheet "TeraCascade 1000"
datasheet_TC_1000.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 1'005.4 KB
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AppNote: Beam profile and propagation TeraCascade 1000
TeraCascade_1000_Application_note_Beam_p
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 1.3 MB
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AppNote: Stabilisation Stability TeraCascade 1000
TeraCascade_1000_Application_note_Stabil
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 1.1 MB


"TeraCascade 100 series"    User-friendly THz source

TeraCascade is a compact, user-friendly and powerful terahertz source
TeraCascade is a compact, user-friendly and powerful terahertz source

TeraCascade is a compact, user-friendly and powerful terahertz source

 

Variations:

  • from 2 to 5 THz
  • cw or pulsed (qcw)
  • single or multi-mode

Key Specs:

  • > 100 µW QCW
  • Nitrogen cooled
  • 1 TC Driver for every TC100
  • compact 2.5Kg, volume like a 1L bottle

User-friendly

  • Compatible with continuous flow nitrogen fillling system (Available separately)
  • Controlable with TC Driver (available separately)
  • 3 months of vacuum autonomy

Flexible

  • Only 1 TC Driver for several TC100
  • Easy configuration thanks to magnets under the device

Download
Data Sheet "TeraCascade 100"
datasheet_TC_100.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 955.8 KB


"TeraPyro"                                        Terahertz Sensor

Terapyro is a compact, user-friendly and sensitive terahertz sensor
Terapyro is a compact, user-friendly and sensitive terahertz sensor

Terahertz sensor with removable prealigned lens based on pyroelectrique technology

 

Key Specs:

  • From 0.1 to 30 THz
  • Pulsed operation (QCW)
  • 4 mm² single
Download
Data Sheet "TeraPyro"
datasheet_TeraPyro.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 860.4 KB
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AppNote: "TeraPyro"
Application_note_TeraPyro.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 1.3 MB


"TeraLens"                         Adjustable THz Camera lens

TeraLens is the most advance, flexible and user-friendly high performance terahertz camera lens
TeraLens is the most advance, flexible and user-friendly high performance terahertz camera lens

 

High performance camera lens with focus metering ring and adjustable depth of field

 

Key Specs:

  • From 0.1 to 30 THz
  • Focus from 10 to 100cm
  • Depth of field adjustable
Download
Data Sheet "TeraLens"
datasheet_TeraLense.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 963.6 KB

Lytid offers also a wide variety of THz-optics (standard & custom). Please let us know about your needs:

 

THz-lenses, THz-windows, THz-filters, THz-mirrors, THz-beamsplitters, THz-spectral splitters, THz-attenuators.



THz-auto-alignment module

THz-auto-alignment-module
THz-auto-alignment-module

Emission alignment module compatible with TeraCascade1000

 

Key Specs:

  • Multi-QCL compatile
  • Compact
  • Fully automated

 

The auto-alignment module offers a compact, fully automated complement to TeraCascade1000, Lytid’s multi-QCL THz source.

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THz-auto-alignment
Technical-note-auto-alignment-module-1.p
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 654.1 KB


SUB THz - Sources - Sensors - Comp.


Sub-THz Sources     "TeraSchottky"

TeraSchottky is a compact, user-friendly and fully integrated powerful sub-terahertz source
TeraSchottky is a compact, user-friendly and fully integrated powerful sub-terahertz source

Sub-terahertz source based on state of the art Schottky Diodes multipliers

 

Variations:

  • 75, 150, 300 and 600GHz
  • from 2 to 350mW

 

Key Specs:

  • High power
  • From 2 to 350mW
  • High tunability >12%
  • High reliability as part of a EU space program
  • Compact < 1Kg
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Data Sheet "TeraSchottky"
datasheet_TeraSchottky.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 925.6 KB


Sub-THz Components             frequency-doublers

Variations:

  • 300 and 600GHz doublers 

Key Specs:

  • 12% tunability
  • 10's of mW
  • UG387/UM standard  (EU space program)
  • 25 mW@300GHz
  • 2 mW@600GHz

Sub-THz Sensors

 

See our "TeraPyro"  the pyroelectic sensor from 100 GHz up to 30 THz


Ultra-fast MIR detector (around 5µm)         "MIR QWIP"

 

The fastest Mid-IR photodetector on the market, based on state-of-the-art Quantum

Well Infrared Photodetector technology

 

Key Specs:

  • Around 5µm
  • Bandwidth > 26.5 GHz
  • High rsponsitivity
Download
Data Sheet "MIR-QWIP"
datasheet_MIR_QWIP (2).pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 1.0 MB