Optoelectronics

Multichannel laser diode drivers designed specifically for LIDAR

6th January 2020
Alex Lynn

Two new multichannel laser diode drivers designed specifically for LIDAR (Light Distancing and Ranging) applications are now available from PicoLAS. These boards offer four or 16 independently addressable channels.

The LDP-AV 4N55-90 is able to drive four laser diodes with a fixed pulse duration of 5.5ns with up to 90A each. whereas the 16 channel LDP-AV 16N45-40 offers up to 40A drive per laser diode in 5.5ns. 

Direct mounting of the laser diodes on top of the driver board enables a high power density from a compact footprint. Customisation of these driver boards is also possible, for example laser diode pad position or pulse duration.

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