High-Speed Pulsed Laser Driver
Sep 2011ILX LightwaveRequest Info
BOZEMAN, Mont., Sept. 20, 2011 — For laser diodes and quantum cascade lasers, ILX Lightwave Corp. has added the LDP-3830 precision pulsed current source to its portfolio of pulsed laser diode current sources.
The driver is designed for controlling laser diode and quantum cascade lasers and provides peak current up to 5 A with a compliance voltage of up to 20 V and adjustable pulse widths from 25 ns to 1 μs.
Its design ensures repeatable pulse-to-pulse amplitude and pulse width control with fast rise times, while maintaining overshoot of <5%. Laser protection features include redundant hardware and firmware current limits, transient protection, floating outputs and safety interlocks. Integrated current and voltage monitors allow precise pulse waveform monitoring.
For easy system integration, input and output trigger functions can be used to control current pulses and initiate external measurements without the need for programming. IEEE/GPIB 488.2 and USB computer interfaces enable easy remote programming and control in automated test systems where repeatable and accurate test sequencing, measurements and data handling are required. LabView drivers are available from the company website.