Laser Current & TEC Control Modules
The OptoSci LDR range of laser driver modules provide a versatile and user friendly platform for stable current and thermo-electric control (TEC) of laser diodes, SOAs, SLDs, 980 nm pump lasers and so on. The fully integrated digital Eurocard modules are designed for device characterisation, prototype development and experimental systems and offer easy device integration, full PC control and monitoring, or set & forget operation utilising the on-board EPROM.
A typical LDR module includes power supply, ZIF mount and heatsink for 14-pin butterfly package, USB interface and PC communications cable, and full V-DRIVE control software for easy operation straight out of the box.
|Common Device Suitability
||250 mA Eurocard
||250 mA Eurocard
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||DFB Laser, SLED
||1.0 A Eurocard module
980 nm Pump Lasers
||1.5 A Eurocard module
||Raman Pump Lasers
OptoSci's LDRS is a Small Form Factor OEM device driver with a stable, low noise 250 mA or 1.0 A current driver and TEC supplied in a credit card size, three board stack. It uses the same LDR core driver hardware and offers similar high specifications as the Eurocard evaluation modules (LDR250E and LDR1000E). LDRS is designed so that it can normally be readily integrated with your active devices (SLED, SOA, 980 nm Pump Lasers, DFB Laser Diodes, etc.) and a custom enclosure to enable you to provide value-added products to your customers rather than just supplying active devices.
The LDRS OEM board is supplied with the following items as standard: V-DRIVE OEM Software for setting device operating parameters, USB interface, Solder Mount for 14-pin butterfly packaged fibre coupled laser, SOA or similar device and an operators manual.
A number of papers have been published by scientists around the globe who have used an OptoSci LDR laser driver module within their research. Here is an example:
|Range of driver modules available
||Drivers suitable for a wide range of devices including: SOA, SLD, DFB laser diodes, 980 nm Pump Lasers, Raman Pump Lasers etc.
Precise and stable device current and temperature control
|Integrated heatsink with demountable 14-pin Butterfly connectors
||Easy device connection or changeover
Versatile and user friendly module with no requirement for separate expensive, external device plug-in mount and heatsink
|Reconfigurable pin connections to device using on board wire jumpers
||Straightforward for user to change the driver connections to suit other device pin out configurations
Single board solution for similarly packaged devices with different pin outs
|Comprehensive driver software supplied
||Allows full PC control and monitoring of device via USB interface
Supports constant current and constant power operation modes
|Software includes a light-currentvoltage (LIV) plotter
||Allows direct device characterisation with test data readily available in csv format
|Continuous traces of device drive parameters available on screen
||Provides ongoing monitoring of drive current, forward voltage, device output power and TEC temperature
|Driver includes on-board microcontroller
||Allows remote setting of device drive parameters
Eliminates problems associated with manual setting of analogue potentiometers.
|Device settings can be saved to driver EPROM
||Allows set & forget operation with predefined parameters and no need for connection to a PC
|Eurocard size unit
||Compact size (160 x 100 x 50 mm [inc. mount]) Weight only 350g
|Optional integrated photodiode
||Allows active device to be configured for power monitoring or automatic power control
|Integrated driver operational safety features
||Smooth start / stop circuitry to protect active device
Current source shutdown with TEC temperature drift outside set parameters
|High efficiency drive circuits
||Minimises TEC driver power requirements
Only requires a wall mount DC power supply
|OEM and Custom options are available
||Contact us to discuss OEM versions of the driver and software or custom devices with different specifications or other features