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Laser Diode Controller, 500/1500mA, 10V, 32W TEC, USB
$3,687
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Specifications

  • Laser Current
    0 to 1500 mA
  • Laser Compliance Voltage
    10 V
  • TE Current Range
    -4.00 to +4.00 A
  • TE Voltage Range
    -8.00 to +8.00 V
  • TE Output Power
    32 W
  • Temperature Range
    -100.00 to +250.00 °C
  • Computer Interfaces
    USB
  • Connector Type
    25-pin D-sub
  • Power Requirements
    100/120/220/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz Universal Input
  • Laser Current Accuracy
    ±0.5 mA / ±1.5 mA
  • External Modulation High Bandwidth
    500 / 1400 kHz
  • External Modulation Low Bandwidth
    15 kHz
  • Laser Output Noise/Ripple Low Bandwidth
    <25 µA
  • Laser Output Noise/Ripple High Bandwidth
    <20 µA / <50 µA
  • TEC Current Limit Accuracy
    ±0.3 %
  • TEC Current 24h Stability
    ±0.002 °C
  • TEC Current 1h Stability
    ±0.001 °C
  • TEC Ripple/Noise (rms)
    <0.5 mA
  • Monitor Current Accuracy
    ±0.05 % of FS
  • Monitor Current Range
    0 to 5 mA
  • Photodiode Current Range
    0 to 5 mA
  • Photodiode Reverse Bias
    Adjustable, 0 to 5 V
  • Compatible Sensors
    Thermistors, Platinum RTD, AD590 and LM335 IC
  • Operating Temperature
    0 to 40 °C
  • Operating Humidity
    <90% relative humidity non-condensing

Features

Stability and Precision to the Limit

The Model 6100 Laser Diode and Temperature Controller offers superior performance. The 6100 generates less than 10 uA rms and 25 uA rms ripple when driving laser diodes at the midpoint of the 500 mA and 1500 mA ranges, respectively. The integrated TEC controller maintains temperature stabilities of ±0.001 ºC and ±0.002 ºC, over one hour and 24 hours, respectively. Shielded cables are also offered to prevent noise pickup from output lines and sensor inputs which results in undesirable temperature oscillations.

LIV characterization software.

Flexible Laser Diode Operations

The 6100 enables you to drive laser diodes in three different continuous wave (CW) modes: constant laser diode current mode, constant photodiode current mode, and constant photodiode power. The laser diode current can be also be controlled via an external analog signal though the 25-pin I/O connector and modulated via the modulation input BNC connector. The modulation bandwidth ranges from DC to 1.4 MHz in high bandwidth mode at 500 mA. In the pulsed mode, the user can choose any one of five different modes for a variety of applications – ALWAYS ON, GATED, FREE RUN, TRIGGERED, and RETRIG. One can set up the pulse frequency and the pulse width in the ALWAYS ON and FREE RUN pulse modes. The GATED, TRIGGERED, and RETROG pulse modes utilize the TTL input signal, available throughout the Signal I/O port. In the pulsed mode, the user can choose any one of five different modes for a variety of applications – ALWAYS ON, GATED, FREE RUN, TRIGGERED, and RETRIG. One can set up the pulse frequency and the pulse width in the ALWAYS ON and FREE RUN pulse modes. The GATED, TRIGGERED, and RETROG pulse modes utilize the TTL input signal, available throughout the Signal I/O port.

Rear view of Model 6100 Laser Diode and Temperature Controller

Smart Laser Diode Protection

There are many modes of protection incorporated in the 6100 including, laser and photodiode current limits, compliance voltage limit, power output limit, TEC current limit, high and low temperature limits, as well as sensor and TEC open circuit detection. In addition, the 6100 can shut off the laser diode if the TEC turns off during operation. Front panel controls can also be disabled to prevent any changes by accidental adjustment of the controls.

All the important parameters are displayed and edited in a single window in the application software.

Convenient Menu-Driven or Remote Operation

Adjust laser diode driver compliance voltage, set current, current limits, modulation, bandwidth, photo diode parameters, and TEC parameters from the front panel or via the USB interface.

Front View of Model 6100. A menu driven system with vivid display of operational status makes it easy to use.

Impressive Software Suite to Simplify Your Work

The accompanying LIV measurement and temperature tuning software allows for measurement collection in minutes. Quick LIV measurements can be setup with input from optical power meters such as the OMM-6810B. The temperature tuning software displays the temperature change of the device under test as a function of the driving current and allows for full PID control. This software suite is the ideal, time-saving solution for developing optimal thermal management for new laser diode packages.

Complete Solution with Newport’s Experience for Peace of Mind

Newport offers complete test and measurement setup, including control instruments, temperature controlled laser diode mounts, shielded cables specifically designed for laser diodes and LEDs, laser diodes, collimating optics, and opto-mechanical components. Newport’s experience in serving those who need superior laser diode control is unmatched by any other company.