Our Model TLB-6000 Vortex laser controller is designed to operate with either the Vortex or StableWave tunable laser series. The controller allows you to easily ﬁne tune and adjust the output power or bias current with the press of a button or, via the GPIB/RS-232 interface, the click of a mouse.
With our plug-&-play design, adding more wavelengths is as easy as interchanging the head cable.
Modulate the laser amplitude with a 3-dB bandwidth of 1 MHz through the controllers current-modulation input.
Conveniently modulate the laser frequency with a bandwidth of 3.5 kHz (3-dB rolloff) through a back panel input.
From the front panel of the controller, you can set and monitor the bias current of the laser diode or the bias point of the PZT actuator on the tuning element. And you can set the desired output power in constant power mode.
Anything you can adjust from the front panel can be controlled through the RS-232 or GPIB (IEEE-488) interfaces. You can also set and monitor all diode laser parameters. In remote mode, you still have access to the frequency-modulation input, allowing you to dither the frequency as you perform automated wavelength scans.
The general purpose detector input on the back panel allows you to implement digital control algorithms and is particularly useful for stable-power wavelength scans, background correction in applied spectroscopy experiments, and wavelength stabilization.