PicoLAS GmbH

Booth number 4105-54


PicoLAS GmbH specializes in the development and manufacturing of power supplies for laser diodes. PicoLAS offers a unique portfolio of drivers from 200 ps up to cw.

About us

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 rangefinding applications

PicoLAS is Europe's number one for high speed seeding of fibre lasers.
The main markets are:
Medical (hair removal, skin treatment, ...)
Material processing (engraving, marking, cutting,soldering, drilling, ...)
Driving ultra short pulse lasers
Mil & Law enforcement (including high safety standards like SIL 3 and 4 or class e and higher)
The PicoLAS R&D team also develops customized drivers in close cooperation with the customers.

PicoLAS GmbH
Burgstr. 2
52146 Würselen

Phone: +49 2405 6459460
Fax: +49 2405 6459461
Internet: www.picolas.de

Contact person

Dr.-Ing. Markus Bartram
Phone: +49 2405 6459460

Products & Services

PicoLAS develops state-of-the-art compact and efficient drivers for laser diodes, LEDs and other applications. The fanless and baseplate cooled design is world unique. Drivers for extremely short current pulses (400 A) are available off-the-shelf. PicoLAS also offers one of the worlds fastest analog modulated driver for fiber laser seeding applications – the BFS-VRM 03. The OEM current sources cover pulse durations of < 400 ps up to cw. The available current range is between < 0.1 A and up to 400 A. The LDP-CW 90-10 is the smallest 1 kW LD driver available on the market with up to 90 A on a “half brick” size footprint. It is very affordable, compact, efficient and base plate cooled. PicoLAS offers protective systems (Stackprotector) on most of the drivers. Our R&D team also develops customized drivers in close cooperation with the customers.

LDP-VRM 025-09-0-White light laser driver solution

The drivers of the LDP-VRM and LDP-CWL series are cw current sources for laser diodes or LEDs with a high analog modulation bandwidth. The specialty of the LDP-VRM drivers is the integrated adaptive DC/DC converter, which keeps the power losses across the linear driving stage as low as possible. Additionally to
the high efficiency, the LDP-CWL drivers are able to deliver up to 12 A with an output voltage of 20 V. Furthermore, they come with an exceptional small current ripple.

Further reading


The new digitally controlled seeder does not require an external analog arbitrary pulse shape generator. The pulse shape is loaded digitally into the driver and released by a triggering signal. Several different pulse shapes can be preselected. The supply voltage of 5 V makes the use easy. All Type 1 butterfly packages will fit in. Brand new and a real enabling factor is the increased stability being as high as 1*10-6.

Further reading


The Seeder family is steadily getting improved and is growing. The new BFPS-VRHSP 02 NG is the convincing solution in fixed pulse shape seeding applications. The pulse duration can be adjusted internally between 450 ps and 10 ns. Only a triggering signal is required! Due to the new technology behind the pulse-to-pulse stability is improved to be almost 1*10-6. The pulse current can be as high as 3 A at pulse repetition frequencies of up to 100 MHz.

Further reading

News & Innovations

Most popular seed driver now fully digitally controlled
The BFS-VRM 03 got one of the high runners in the PicoLAS portfolio. However, we listen to our customers and try to implement all wishes. The existing version required an external and analog controlling signal which is translated to the desired current. We now integrated this driving stage into the seeder making this highspeed external DAC obsolete. Get all data point downloaded to the brand new BFS-VDIG 03 and just trigger. The new design has got a much higher flexibility in terms of the applied biasing current. Furthermore, the current
sagging of the automatic gain control at longer pulses is history. The pulse-to-pulse stability is now better than 10-4. 10-6 can be achieved upon request. The best news might be the much reduced price, which is less than 40% compared to the standard set-up of the existing solution. Further reading
Web shop, Tutorials and FAQ now available
PicoLAS is steadily improving customer satisfaction. Getting a driver solution quickly on an engineer’s desk reduces the development cost significantly. All our products are available in our web shop (B2B only).
Additionally, to improve the success of setting up complex drivers we made short tutorial video clips. Here we demonstrate how to set up one of the most famous drivers, a nanosecond pulser. This guided tour is lasting less than 5 minutes and displays everything from unboxing to the first nanosecond pulses. This breathtaking improvement yields to faster customer experimental results.
More tutorial videos and FAQ will be released soon!
Compact LiDAR driver
LiDAR applications for flash or sequential flash modes are becoming more and more important. However, a flash LiDAR is a very demanding issue. Power levels of more than 1000 W with pulse durations of less than 6 ns are required. The LDP-AV XLS-Family covers a wide range of multi emitters or multi nanostack emitters. The current levels range from 180 A (4 Emitters) to more than 430 A (12 emitters) peak. The emitters from almost any manufacturer can be attached directly to the pcb. With outer dimensions of less than 19 x 20 x 5 mm the driver
fits into most applications. Having all necessary components integrated only a 12 V supply and the 5 V trigger is required. The drivers are purely passively cooled and do have an integrated thermal management. Further reading

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