Switch generates short pulses for precise measurement

Posted By : Alice Matthews
Switch generates short pulses for precise measurement

At this year's Photonics West show, taking place 30th January to 1st February in San Francisco, LASER COMPONENTS presents QuickSwitch - a hybrid 905nm high-power PLD generating what the company claims to be the world's shortest pulse width of 2.5ns typical at a pulse frequency of up to 200kHz. It can be equipped with various storage capacitors, depending on which, it achieves an optical peak power up to 89W. The pulse width of the optical output does not depend on the width of the trigger input pulse. Thus, the device is easy to use.

PLD, high current switch and charge storage capacitor are enclosed in a compact TO56 housing.

The high current loop is fully integrated into the housing, which is also equipped with an additional ground pin independent from both the signal and supply returns.

This results in a Faraday cage effectively protecting the QuickSwitch and its surroundings from electromagnetic interference.

Laser sources with short pulses and a high pulse frequencies allow for higher resolutions in laser-based distance measurement (LiDAR) and scanners for security and aerospace appliances.

With its QuickSwitch PLD, LASER COMPONENTS provides these industries with a compact and cost efficient solution.

LASER COMPONENTS will be in booth 1931.

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