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eDrive Laser Diode Drivers

Photonics.com
Jun 2010
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Cutting Edge OptronicsRequest Info
 
ST. CHARLES, Mo., June 25, 2010 — The eDrive Series from Cutting Edge Optronics, a division of Northrop Grumman Space Technology, are the next generation of diode laser drivers and controllers, offering full laser diode control with management of all critical diode-pumped solid-state laser functions from within one box.

Three models are available: the standard eDrive, eDrive Nitro and eDrive Aero. The standard controller is a tool for performing all critical operations for laser diode arrays in one box. Designed to interface with an external power supply, it can control laser system functions such as shutter, system interlocks and Q-switching, and it can be configured to run diodes in either continuous-wave or quasi-continuous-wave (QCW) operating mode.

The eDrive Nitro integrates a standard eDrive with optional power supplies, radio-frequency drivers and other accessories in a single, compact, rack-mounted housing. Configurable for driving diodes in either CW or QCW operating mode, this one unit manages all aspects of the laser system. It is equipped with multiple control options, an easy to use local front panel interface and a host of digital remote control options, including Labview compatibility, which are offered as standard.

The eDrive Aero is designed for driving internal fiber-coupled diodes, and it integrates a standard eDrive. It can be equipped as a complete turnkey system with an internal laser diode, power supply, cooling function, multiple control options and other accessories all in one compact, rack-mountable housing. It also is offered in an OEM version without the laser diode module for customers who wish to supply their own diode.


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shutter
A mechanical or electronic device used to control the amount of time that a light-sensitive material is exposed to radiation.
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