SuperK COMPACT – cost-effective supercontinuum white light lasers

The SuperK COMPACT is a cost-effective supercontinuum white light source that gives you diffraction-limited light in the
450-2400 nm range. It is over 100 times brighter than incandescent lamps and has greater bandwidth than ASE sources or SLEDs.

Use it for component characterization, test & measurement, spectroscopy, or as a general-purpose laboratory white light source. Its monolithic fiber architecture gives you a stable, reliable, and maintenance-free laser.

Key features

­ High brightness and long lifetime

Maintenance-free 24/7 operation

Variable repetition rate

Input pulse trigger

Visible to IR light in one module

Cost-efficient broadband source

Models and options

The collimated version is compatible with our filtering accessories such as the VARIA and SELECT.
FC/APC connected
FC/APC connected
Standard FC/APC connector…

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Get in touch with one of our supercontinuum experts

NKT’s Supercontinuum light is really the powerful source for the broadband interferometry based tomography because of high optical power, super-wide bandwidth, and flexible optical filter.

Tatsutoshi Shioda Associate Professor Advanced Photonics and Sensing Laboratory, Saitama University

A versatile light source

The SuperK COMPACT can be found in laboratories around the world where it is the daily driver for many users within applications like component characterization, test & measurement, spectroscopy, and OCT or simply as a general-purpose laboratory white light source.

The SuperK COMPACT can be triggered externally and synced up to 20 kHz. The trigger signal can be provided to a standard coax input or to the industrial trigger input that is galvanically isolated.

High reliability and a long lifetime

The core of the SuperK systems is based on the world-renowned Crystal Fibre Photonic Crystal Fiber (PCF) technology, which has been deployed in commercial and academic markets for over a decade.  NKT Photonics is the largest manufacturer of PCF technology and reliability, quality, and performance are ensured through DIN ISO 9000 certified processes.

Continuous testing of multiple systems during and after the development phase of the SuperK systems has ensured the longest continuous running lifetime in the market.


Choose model:
Optical spectral range
450-2400 nm
Total output power
> 110 mW
Total VIS power (450-850 nm)
> 20 mW
Output power stability (1 hour)
<± 1.0 % (± 0.5 % on request)
Typical warm-up time
(power stability)
≈ 30 min. (room temperature)
Repetition rate
Variable 1 Hz up to maximum 20 kHz
Output pulse width
< 2 ns
Pulse-pulse jitter (std. dev.)
< 2 µs (rep rate dependent)
Output fiber
Output termination
Collimator or FC/APC connector
Beam diameter (collimated)
@ 532 nm
≈ 1 mm
Beam diameter (collimated)
@ 1100 nm
≈ 2 mm
Beam diameter (collimated)
@ 2000 nm
≈ 3 mm
Beam quality
M2 < 1.1
Beam output
Gaussian, single-mode
System cooling
Operation voltage
100-240 V; 50-60 Hz
Power consumption
<40 W
Computer interface
Pulse signal output
Analog and digital
Trigger input
Standard and industrial (galvanically isolated)
Interlock connector
2-pin LEMO 0B
External bus connector
15-pin sub-D
Dimensions (HxWxD)
93 x 221 x 332 mm
3.8 kg
SuperK COMPACT mechanical drawing
Operating temperature range
15-30 °C
Storage temperature range
5-50 °C (non-condensing)
20-80 % RH