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Pulsed Laser Diode Driver; Integrated Low Impedance Butterfly Package Mounting Socket & TEC Controller

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sku / item#: CCS-STD / Control and Mount Module
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Key Features
  • User Set Pulse Widths from 1 Nanosecond to CW
  • 0 to 1.5 Amps Output Current (3.5 Amps Available, refer to options)
  • 1 Hz to 4 MHz Repetition Rate (250 MHz Available, refer to options)
  • Integrated Pre-Configured Butterfly Mounting Socket & TEC Temperature Controller
  • Models Available for All Butterfly Pin Configurations (refer to spec table below)
  • Built-In Pulse Generator and Remote Triggering
  • USB Interface, Includes Programming Tools Software Suite, DLL Library and GUI
  • /HPP Model option : 1 Hz to 250 MHz Repetition Rate and 3.5 Amp Current Range
  • Previous Part Number ALPLDC001
  • Manufactured by AeroDIODE, a Laser Lab Source Marketplace Seller
  • Sold & Supported in North America by: LaserDiodeControl.com, part of the
    Laser Lab Source Marketplace Group

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MODEL CCS-STD / Control and Mount Module
PRICE $2995.00
  • Output Current Range: 0 Amps ~ 1.50 Amps
  • Adjustable Pulse Width Range; Internal Trigger: 1 nsec - 500 nsec
  • Adjustable Pulse Width Range; External Trigger: 1 nsec - CW
  • Internal Pulse Generator Adjustment Precision: 10 psec
  • Internal Pulse Generator Repetition Rate Range: 1 Hz to 4 MHz
  • Output Current CW (continuous) Mode: 0 Amps ~ 800 mA
  • Output Voltage Maximum: 4.8 Volts
  • Noise and Ripple (rms 100Hz to 10 MHz): < 0.03%
  • Set-point Resolution @ 500 mA: 0.1mA
  • Set-point Resolution @ 1000 mA: 0.3mA
  • Back-Facet Power Monitor Connector
  • Butterfly Package Type: Type-1 Pin Configuration (other Types available - please request)
  • Zero Insertion Force Mounting Socket for 14-Pin Butterfly Package
  • TEC Controller Compatible with NTC Thermistors: 1kΩ - 100 kΩ
  • TEC Current (max): 1.5 Amps
  • TEC Voltage (max): 3.8 Volts
Laser Diode Protection
  • User set Over-Current limit shut down
  • Over-Temperature limit shut down
  • Safety interlock shut down
  • Soft-Start ramp to current set-point (CW mode)
  • Transient and ESD surge protection
  • Fast error detection and shut down feedback
user INTERFACE, power input & DIMENSIONS (all models)
  • Remote: USB with Control Software GUI
  • DLL Library for C programming and Hexadecimal Protocol are available at no charge
  • Analog (0-3.3V) Remote Signal Peak Power Adjustment
  • Input Power Supply: 12VDC (220V/110V adapter included)
  • Input Power Supply: 12VDC (220V/110V adapter included)
  • 146mm (W) x 130mm (L) x 37mm(H)
Pulse Generation Mechanisms ( 3 Modes )
  • Internal Pulse Generator: On-board pulse generator
  • External Trigger to Internal Pulse Generator: User supplied LVTTL signal triggers (on the rising edge) the internal generator to deliver the pulse. The pulse parameters are set in the internal pulse generator and the pulse is delivered from the internal generator.
  • External Trigger Pulse Generator: Pulse duration is the same as the external trigger pulse duration
Enhanced Performance Model /HPP - high pulse performance (HPP) SPECIFICATIONS
  • Internal Pulse Generator Repetition Rate Range: 1 Hz to 250 MHz
  • Output Current Pulsed Mode: 0 Amps ~ 3.50 Amps
  • Jitter: <8 psec
  • CCS-PULSE-TX/HPP Price: $8,995
Pin Configuration Model Selection
  • CCS-PULSE-T1 (type 1 pin configuration)
  • CCS-PULSE-T2 (type 2 pin configuration)
  • CCS-PULSE-T2B (type 2 with internal bias-t pin configuration)

Product Overview:

Precision Pulsed Driver for Seed Pumping and Sensing Applications:

Designed for precision seed pumping and sensing applications, these laser diode pulse control electronics and mounting modules are optimized for single-shot to CW performance with pulse width lengths as narrow as 1 nanoseconds. These complete control and mounting modules deliver precision pulses which are generated internally by an on-board pulse generator, or on demand from your external TTL signal generator. These pulse drivers offer integrated laser diode protection to ensure that your laser is protected at all times. They include an efficient TEC controller which keeps the device under test delivering a highly stable output and protects it from thermal damage. A USB interface and graphical user interface offers the user complete control of the pulsing parameters. The user has control of amplitude, pulse width, rep. rate, temperature set point, current / temperature limits and more.

Flexible Laser Diode Pulse Generation and Output Synchronization:

These drivers offer the user the flexibility to choose from three different pulse generation sources. First, they include an internal pulse generator. Second, the user can choose to use an external trigger source. Finally, an external trigger source can be used to activate the internal pulse generator. If the user chooses to provide an external trigger source, the input pulse trigger is a TTL/LVTTL input voltage through an SMA connector. The input voltage range for the external trigger is 0 ~ 3.3 Volts. These units also provide the user with a sync-out port which allows synchronization of the driver to related test equipment. This SMA output port delivers an LVTTL copy of the CC-S logical driving signal.

Clean High Speed Pulse Performance ~ Laser Output Fiber Coupled to a Fast Photodetector and Oscilloscope:

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    Type 1 Standard Pin Configuration:

    The CCS-PULSE-TX can be ordered for any butterfly package pin configuration. Because impedance matching is a critical factor in delivering clean high speed pulse performance, the CCS-PULSE unit is pre-set for your laser diode's pin configuration. The standard default model is for a Type 1 pin configuration. Please refer to the image carousel above to view available pin settings.
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  • Type-1 Butterfly Package Standard Pin Configuration

    Pre-Set Impedance Matching Improves Your Laser Diode's Pulse Performance:

    When the impedance from the pulsed current source PCB is not properly matched to the butterfly package pins, significant pulse degradation can occur. This is often seen as distortion of the laser output pulses and/or overshoot of the pulses. The CCS unit is designed to reduce and/or eliminate this pulse degradation by matching the nominal impedance of the butterfly packaged laser diode with the pulse transmission line. Current sources inherently have a high output impedance and laser diodes have very low impedance. The most important requirement of proper impedance matching is matching the impedance of the load to the impedance of the transmission line. The inductance of laser diodes ranges from a few nanohenries to tens of nanohenries. From inductance theory, 𝑑𝑖/𝑑𝑡 is the rate of change in current over a specific period in amperes per second. The voltage increases with the inductance and with the rate of the change of the current. Energy stored in the inductor's magnetic fields during the pulse has to be released when the pulse ends. This creates a voltage, which in turn creates a new current, which in turn creates a new magnetic field on the transmission path. This creates a “loop” which manifests as “ringing” on the pulse waveform and on other distortions to the pulse shape. The CCS current output trasmission path has been carefully designed to match the current source impedance to the butterfly packaged laser diode.

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