The PicoLAS GmbH, headquartered in Würselen Germany, is specialized in developing and manufacturing very compact and efficient drivers for diode lasers which have achieved a couple of market prominences: Base plate cooled cw drivers for fanless designs, high-efficiency digital controlled cw and qcw drivers, short pulse drivers for seeding and range finding applications. PicoLAS is Europe's number one for high-speed seeding of fibre lasers (400 ps up to cw).
The LDP-AV 1N50-450 is a driver especially designed for LIDAR applications and it is capable of driving more than 650 W. It can achieve currents of up to 450 A with a fixed pulse duration of 5 ns. The 19x21 mm² front part of the driver contains the complete driver electronics. The rest of the board only contains connectors for easy access. Customized laser diode pads, pulse duration and more are available on request.
The LDP-AV 16N45-40 is a nanosecond driver especially designed for multi-channel LIDAR applications. It is a 16-channel high side driver which is capable for driving more than 640 A in total. Each channel can be addressed separately and can drive up to 40 A in 5.5 ns pulse.
The laser diode can be mounted directly on top of the driver. Customized laser diode pads, pulse duration and more are available on request.
The LDP-CW 250-40 is a very efficient and compact driver for high power laser diodes and is available in two different versions: Standard and fast modulated (F). Both versions deliver a max. output voltage of 40 V with a current of up to 250 A. This 10 kW driver has an exceptional compact design leading to excellent power density of 5 W/cm³ and a high efficiency of up to 94 %. The F version increases the maximum modulation frequency from 1 kHz to 50 kHz (-3 dB) with a pulse rise time of <20 μs.
With the LDP-AV 1N50-200 and LDP-AV 1N50-450 PicoLAS offers two compact and powerful drivers for single channel LIDAR applications. The complete driver electronics fit on a stamp sized board (19x21 mm²) and they can deliver up to 450 A in a 5 ns pulse.
For multi channel LIDAR applications PicoLAS offers the LDP-AV 4N55-90 and the LDP-AV 16N45-40. The LDP-AV 4N55-90 has 4 separate channels which each deliver up to 90 A in 5.5 ns pulse. The LDP-AV 16N45-40 has 16 separate channels with 40 A each at a pulse duration of 40 A. In both cases all channels can be addressed completely separately or combined to one single output with 360 or 640 A.
We also offer customized solutions directly designed for your application. This ranges from small adaption as the pulse duration, LD pad sizes or amount of channels to complete new developments according to your specification. Visit us for more information!