High speed laser diode driver with user design nanosecond pulse shape
This high speed laser diode driver generates any programmable pulse shape with down to 500 ps step and 48 dB dynamic range.
It is a very compact module with mounting sockets for butterfly laser diodes. This high speed laser diode driver with integrated TEC controller delivers precision pulses which are generated internally by an on-board AWG (Arbitrary Waveform Generator).
It includes many functionalities like gain switch peak suppression or 3 synchronized pulse delay generators. Direct diode modulation is an interesting alternative to EOM (Electro-Optics Modulators) or AOM (Acousto-Optics Modulators) external modulation. See our fiber coupled tutorial for more information.
These products are now offered by AeroDIODE, a new ALPhANOV spin-off company. The product manager is available to answer any technical of commercial question.
Product reference: Shaper
- Direct modulation of ns laser pulses with any shape
- 0 to 1.6 A output current with 16 bit/48 dB/30 μA resolution
- Integrated pre-configured mounting sockets for type 1 butterfly laser diode (type 2 on request)
- User set pulse shape from 500 ps to 8 μs with 0 - 20 MHz repetition rate
- Integrated TEC controller with over temperature protection
- Special mode for laser diode “gain switch peak” suppression
- Built-in pulse AWG with internal or remote triggering
- Integrated Pulse Delay Generator
- USB interface with intuitive GUI software
- Available in two versions direct or external modulations
The GUI software lets the user have total control of all module functions and AWG. A “.csv” file can be used to enter complex shapes. It includes several libraries for software integration (Labview VIs, DLLs, Hexa etc.).
This high speed laser diode driver works alone or in series with other products in our range like:
- Pulsed laser diode driver
- Fiber laser diode driver
- 808 nm laser diode
- 976 nm laser diode
- 1064 nm laser diode
- 1550 nm laser diode
- Fiber optic modulator
- SOA pulsed driver
- Digital delay generator
- Pulse picker
- Fiber coupled AOM
Complex systems, such as fiber lasers, can be quickly developed on this module platform.
| Laser diode pulse shaping
|Peak current level||0||1.6 A|
|Pulse shaping duration||500 ps||8 µs|
|Pulse shaping timing resolution||-||500 ps|
|Pulse shaping current resolution||-||30 µA|
| Laser diode pulse shaping
|Original pulse peak current level||0||3.5 A|
|Original pulse timing resolution (delay/pulse-width)||-||1 ns|
|EOM/AOM pulse shaping timing resolution||-||500 ps|
|Output voltage (factory configuration)||-||1 V (50 ohm)/
5 V (high-Z)
|General||Compatibilities & libraries||Win XP/7/10 - DLLs - UART protocol - Hexa - LabVIEW Vls|
|Interface||USB or UART|
- High energy laser seeding
- LIDAR testing
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