The laser diode driver LDD100 is a fast and powerful pulsed current source for driving laser diodes and high power LEDs in the lab as well as for OEM applications.
We offer this instrument with various end stages with current ranges from 0.5A to 600A. The graphical user interface is clear and intuitive to use.
The LDD100 employs a digitally programmable analogue end stage for flexible and accurate current control. Currents of up to 600A with pulse durations of 50ns to 3s are generated with rise and fall times of 70ns (F-version) or 600ns (XL-version) – essentially without overshoot. Due to the flexibility in setup and control, the LDD100 is practical for many laboratory applications. For automated measurements, the unit may be directly controlled via the USB interface. Alternatively, all parameters may be input via the graphical software or via the integrated keypad and OLED display.
Applications include laser diode characterization (LIV measurements, etc.), general lab use and for OEMs. The LDD100 from Artifex Engineering generates fast and very square current pulses and is very simple to operate. Artifex Engineering supports this product with a custom strip line configurations service.
|Current range (maximum current to be specified at time of order within the range 0.5-600A)||F-Version: 2µs pulse|
L-Version: 5µs pulse
XL-Version: 10µs pulse
|Accuracy||± 0.2||± 0.5||%|
|Resolution of pulse duration||50ns to 1.5ms|
1.5ms to 3s
|Resolution of pulse separation||10µs to 100ms|
100ms to 1s
1s to 10s
(Data shown as examples only. Any max. current from 0.5A to 600A may be ordered)
L- and XL-Version:
|Connector||Control unit to head|
Head to laser
External: sequence start
External: individual pulse control
|Voltage||88 – 264||VAC|
|Frequency||47 – 63||Hz|
|250 x 245 x 155 (W x L x H)|
105 x 190 x 55 (W x L x H)
1 At full output. Maximum current for F-version is 120A.
2 Maximum value dependant on set current. See SOA graphs in user’s manual.
3 Requires use of strip line contacting.
Custom strip line connectors
The SDK is a fixed, free component when purchasing a device.
It comes with the source code of the application program (in VB.net) and a LabView VI with the basic functions of the instrument. A description of the communication with the devices and a list of the commands used is also included.
For some devices (currently LDD100, LIV120 in preparation) there is a dll file (library file) with documentation and exemplary applications in VB.net and LabView.