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All Inclusive Butterfly Packaged Laser Diode Control and Mounting System:
◾ 1.5 Amp Current Source
◾ 28 Watt TEC Controller
◾ Butterfly Package Mount + All Cables

  • High Precision Laser Diode Controller 1500mA
  • laser diode mount
  • Laser Diode Controller Back Panel
  • Laser Controller Software GUI
  • Laser Diode Controller Featues Infographic

sku / item#: RLS/LDX-150-BTF
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Key Features
  • All Inclusive Control and Mount System for Butterfly Packaged Pumps
  • Includes Current & TEC Controller + Mount + Cables
  • 1.5 Amp Current Source
  • 28 Watt TEC Controller
  • Pre-Wired Type 1 Butterfly Mount

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  • Laser Diode Current Range: 0.00 - 1500.00 mA
  • Compliance Voltage Range: 14 Volts
  • Current Noise & Ripple (rms): < ± 0.5% of Full Scale Current
  • Current Setpoint Resolution: 300 μA
  • Current Stability (4 hours): ≤ 150 ppm (@ full scale)
  • Current Setpoint Accuracy: ± 0.5%
  • Photodiode Current Measurement Range: 0.00 - 700 μA
  • Photodiode Measurement Accuracy: < +/- 1.0%
  • Current Limit Setpoint Accuracy: ± 2%
  • Current Measurement Accuracy: ± 0.5%
  • Soft-Start Current Ramp Factory Default Set to 300 Milliseconds
  • Current Limit and Voltage Limit
  • Temperature Limits (Upper and Lower)
  • Open Circuit Detection Short Circuit when Laser Diode Current Turned OFF
  • Temperature Limits (Upper and Lower)
  • ESD and Power Surge Clamp
  • AC Line Filte
  • Interlock Shut-Off
  • Soft-Start Current Ramp to Setpoint (User Programmable)
  • TEC Output Power Total: 28 Watts
  • TEC Output Current Range (bipolar): ± 2.00 Amps
  • TEC Output Voltage Range (bipolar) : ± 14.00 Volts
  • Temperature Sensor Inputs: 10 kΩ Thermistor, NTC, PT100, PT1000
  • TEC Control Loop Algorithm: Full P.I.D.
  • P.I.D. Variables: User Adjustable to Optimize Temp. Settling Speed
  • TEC Setpoint Resolution: 0.01°C
  • TEC Output Stability: ± 0.01°C (subject to ambient temp. stability)
  • Temperature Range: -25°C to 150°C
  • TEC Control Output: Bipolar (Cool and Heat)
  • Pulse Width Range: < 20μs, 10%-90% (< 7μs on request)
  • Pulse Repetition Rate Range: DC ~ 50 kHz
  • Pulse from Internal Function Generator or External Trigger
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  • Modulation Input Voltage Range: 0 ~ 4 Volts (4V = Max Current)
  • Analog Modulation Bandwidth: 1 Hz – 20 kHz
USER INTERFACE and General Specifications
  • Front Panel: Alphanumeric LCD
  • USB: Optional (additional $95.00)
  • RS-232: Standard
  • LabVIEW Drivers Included
  • Input Power: Universal 110V~230VAC, 50/60 Hz
Driver and TEC Controller Connectors and Dimensions
  • Current Source and Peltier Cooler (TEC): 15 Pin D-SUB, Female
  • Modulation: BNC
  • Controller Dimensions: 105mm (Width) x 65mm (Height) x 200mm (Depth)
  • Weight: ~ 3 kg
Butterfly Mount and Connecting Cable Specifications
  • Package Style: 14 Pin Butterfly (Pin Type 1)
  • Maximum Laser Diode Bias Current: 4 Amps
  • Maximum TEC Current: 5 Amps
  • Graphite Thermal Pad Thickness: 70 μm interface
  • Flex-PCB Mounting Pin Material: Gold Qmax
  • Laser Diode Driver & TEC Interface Connector: 15 Pin d-Sub
  • Dimensions: 60mm x 64mm x 53mm

Product Overview:

Pre-Configured Laser Diode Driver, TEC Controller, Mount and Cables

These pre-configured control systems are designed and configured for controlling mode butterfly packaged pump laser diodes. They are optimized for 980nm single mode fiber coupled lasers from companies such as 3SP Technologies, Lumentum, II-VI and other manufacturers of 200 mW to 1200 mW butterfly packaged laser diodes. The system includes: a precision current source, a full PID temperature controller, an actively cooled heat sink, and all of the required connecting cables. The current source offers industry leading protection for your laser diode. The mounting socket and heat sink offer a high performance, pre-configured mounting solution for a butterfly package. This system is an affordable, high performance solution for safely powering your laser and running at a stable temperature in laboratory environments.

Laser Diode Protection Features

These units offer the highest level laser diode protection available to ensure that your device under test is protected at all times. Soft-start current, current and temperature limits, and a fast shut-down sequence keep your device protected at all times. Additionally, transient filters and AC line filters protect the laser against brown-out or black-out power conditions. The precision TEC controller offers a full P.I.D. control loop for fast and efficient thermal stabilization.

A back-panel safety interlock connector ensures that the laser diode current is not switched on until the user has determined it is safe to do so.

Temperature Controller Features

The full PID loop provides millidegree temperature stability, and can quickly stabilize high heat loads to the temperature set-point to reduce the risk of damage to your laser.

User adjustable upper and lower temperature limits can be programmed to protect the laser diode and the Peltier device. Additionally, TEC output current limits are user-configured to protect the Peltier device from over-drive damage.

Modulation, Internal Function Generator, and QCW Pulse Modes

In addition to CW (continuous wave) mode of operation, the laser diode controller offers flexible modulation capabilities and a QCW mode. The rear panel of the controller has a BNC input for an analog or TTL digital modulation input with a 10k Ω input impedance. The controller has an internal function generator which can be used to set the quasi-CW pulses. In QCW mode, the user can also set the 100μs to CW pulses from a remote TTL signal source.

Intuitive Front Panel User Interface

The user also complete control of all laser diode bias and temperature control parameters through an intuitive front panel menu. The front panel has an LCD display with a key pad. For remote control, these systems come with a standard RS-232 interface and can be ordered with an optional USB interface. The LabView GUI (included) makes set-up and control of the system fast and simple.

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