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976nm, 55 Watt Turn-Key Laser Diode System; 105 µm Fiber Core; 95% of Power within 0.15 NA

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Key Features
  • Includes nLIGHT e06 Element Series 976nm Fiber Coupled Laser Diode
  • 105 µm Core Fiber; 95% of Power within 0.15 NA
  • User Adjustable Output Power 0 to 55 Watts (CW)
  • All-Inclusive: Laser + Current Source + TEC Controller + Peltier Cooled Laser Mounting Plate
  • Peltier / Air Cooled System (no water)
  • RS232 Interface with LabVIEW Drivers; USB Optional
  • Offered by OsTech, a Laser Lab Source Marketplace Seller
  • Sold & Supported in North America by: LaserDiodeControl.com, part of the
    Laser Lab Source Marketplace Group

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PRICE $8495.00
Optical OUTPUT: Laser Diode Specifications (typical @ 25°C)
  • Laser Center Wavelength: 976 nm, ± 3 nm
  • Laser Output Power Range: 0 - 55 Watts (user adjustable)
  • Electrical to Optical Efficiency: > 0.44 %
  • Laser Spectral Line Width (FWHM): 5 nm
  • Laser Wavelength Temperature Tuning: 0.35 nm/°C
  • Laser Fiber Numeric Aperture: 0.22
  • Power within 0.15 NA: 95%
  • Fiber Core / Clad Diameter: 105 µm / 125 µm
  • Fiber Termination (Connector): None (bare fiber)
  • Fiber NA / Index Type: 0.22 NA / Step Index
  • Laser Diode Bias Current Range: 0.00 - 15.00 Amps
  • Laser Diode Bias Voltage Range: 12.00 Volts
  • Current Source Noise & Ripple (rms): < ± 0.5% ( of full scale current )
  • Current Source Setpoint Resolution: 4 mA
  • Current Source Setpoint Accuracy: ± 0.5%
  • Current Source Stability (4 hours): ≤ 500 ppm
  • Current Source Limit Setpoint Accuracy: ± 2%
  • Photodiode Current Measurement Accuracy: ± 0.5%
  • Soft-Start Current Ramp to Setpoint (User Programmable)
  • Soft-Start Current Ramp Factory Default Set to 300 Milliseconds
  • Factory Pre-Set Maximum Current Limit
  • Factory Pre-Set Upper Temperature Limit
  • ESD and Power Surge Clamp
  • Reverse Voltage Transient Clamp
  • AC Line Filter
  • Keylock Switch and Safety Interlock
  • Short Circuit when Laser Diode Current Turned OFF
  • Front Panel e-Stop Button Emergency Shut-Down
  • Open Circuit Detection and Fast Shut-Down
CONTROL UNIT TEMPERATURE CONTROLLER and TEC cooled laser diode mounting plate Specifications
  • Cooling Design: Peltier (TEC) Cooled Laser Diode Mounting Plate
  • Laser Diode Mounting Plate Material: Nickel Plated Copper
  • Laser Diode Mounting Plate Thermal Resistance: < 0.06 K/W
  • TEC Controller Output Power Total: 336 Watts
  • TEC Controller Output Current Range (bipolar): ± 7.00 Amps
  • TEC Controller Output Voltage Range (bipolar) : ± 48.00 Volts
  • Laser Temperature Setpoint: User Adjustable within Factory Pre-Set Range (Upper Limit Pre-Set to Protect Laser)
  • TEC Control Loop Algorithm: Full P.I.D.
  • P.I.D. Variables Factory Pre-Set for Optimum Performance
  • Temperature Control Accuracy: 0.1°C
  • TEC Controller Setpoint Resolution: 0.01°C
  • Laser Diode Upper & Lower Temperature Limits: Factory Pre-Set
  • Control Unit Waste Heat Removed by Fan
  • QCW Pulse Rise and Fall Time: < 20 μs to CW (< 5 μs on request)
  • QCW Trigger: Internal Function Generator or External Trigger
  • QCW Pulse Modes: Continuous Pulses, Single Pulses, Bursts
  • Pulse Time Base Accuracy: ± 1.0%
  • MODULATION Signal: Accepts External Digital (TTL) or Analog
  • MODULATION Input Connetor: BNC, Input Impedance 10K ohm
  • MODULATION Input Voltage Range: 0 ~ 4 Volts (4V = Max Current)
System Dimensions and Power Requirement
  • Height: 2U (rack units)
  • Depth: 260 mm
  • Width: 48.26 cm (Standard 19 Inch Rack Width)
  • Input Power: Universal 100V ~ 230 VAC, 50/60Hz
  • Includes Front Panel Mounting Brackets and Bottom Panel Feet
User Interface
  • Front Panel LCD, Full Alphanumeric Display with Key Pad
  • RS232 Standard, with LabView Drivers Included
  • USB Optional ($100.00)
  • GUI Terminal Control Software Included
Fiber Output
  • Fiber Core / Clad Diameter: 105 µm / 125 µm
  • Fiber Numeric Aperture: 0.22
  • Power within 0.15 NA: 95%
  • Fiber Termination (Connector): None (bare fiber)
  • Fiber Index Type: Step Index
  • Fiber Jacketing: 900 µm Hytrel Loose Tube Buffer

Product Overview:

976nm, 55 Watt Turn-Key Laser Diode Source Overview

The LDX-976NM-55W laser diode system is a high performance fully integrated turn-key instrument for R&D and manufacturing applications. It includes an integrated 976 nm high power fiber coupled laser manufactured by nLight, a high power current source, TEC controller and a Peltier cooled laser mounting plate assembly. All of these components are integrated into a 19 inch wide, 2U high enclosure. All of the systems settings are pre-configured at the factory and the unit is calibrated with the integrated laser diode. Industry leading protection features ensure that the laser diode is protected at all times.

User has Complete Control of the 976nm Laser

Users have full control of the fiber coupled laser module power through a touch-key front panel menu and LCD display or through the digital interface. Laser output power is set by adjusting the current level (ACC mode) or adjusting the laser power in watts using the automatic power (APC) control mode. The APC mode utilizes the laser diode's internal monitor photo-diode to feedback to the bias current source. The LDX systems can be controlled remotely by RS232 or optional USB interface, and the system ships with LabView drivers.

Factory-Configured Laser Diode Protection

The LDX-976NM-55W series instruments ship with pre-configured protection settings to make sure that the laser is run safely and operates within the specified maximum operating limits. These limits include the upper current limit and upper temperature limit. Additionally, a soft-start current ramp is set to 300 milliseconds to protect the laser from thermal shock when the bias current is applied. This soft-start ramp time can also be customer configured through the front panel or digital interface. These units also have clamping circuitry to protect the laser against power surges and ESD.

TEC Based Temperature Control System:

The system employs an integrated high power TEC temperature controller with a full P.I.D. control loop to deliver fast and efficient heat removal from the source laser module. The laser diode is mounted on a Peltier / TEC cooled, nickel plated copper mounting plate. The mounting plate offers very high surface finish and flatness for low thermal impedance. The cooled mounting plate for the laser is attached to a fan cooled air duct to remove the waste heat and keep the laser temperature stable.

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