LASER DIODE DRIVERS
Aug 2004Newport CorporationRequest Info
The 500B series laser diode drivers unveiled by Newport Corp. are available in four models that offer up to 0.1, 0.5, 2.5 or 6.0 A of maximum output. All can be operated in constant-current or constant-light-output mode, and they accept external modulation. They include a USB interface as well as bundled application software and LabView drivers to enable operation through a virtual control panel. The 6-A model can be adjusted with a resolution of 0.12 mA, and patented noise reduction circuitry lowers ripple to <2.5 mA. The modulation bandwidth for the 0.1-A model ranges up to ~800 kHz.