Safely produce consistent, optimum power from
your laser diode
September 18, 2017 - The
is ideal for pump and communication diode lasers. The LDMOUNT from Wavelength Electronics
is designed for optoelectronic modules in a 14-pin butterfly package that require up to 5A.
With integrated heatsinking, built-in safety features, and easy connection to eight different
high performance Wavelength controllers, the LDMOUNT can be used in a variety of applications,
mounted on an optics table or to a chassis.
Features and Benefits
- Capable of running lasers up to 5 A
- Capable of running thermoelectrics up to 5 A
- Compatible with 14-pin butterfly laser diode packages
- Type 1 & Type 2 butterfly packages are supported with pre-soldered connection card
- Other laser types supported with customer soldered Custom Butterfly Card
- Zero insertion force (ZIF) socket holds laser diode
- Laser interlock safety circuit
- TEC Active/Bypass interlock safety circuit
- Mounts to an optics table with standard 1/4-20 screw
- Compatible with 8 Wavelength temperature controllers and laser drivers
Designed for 14-pin butterfly laser diodes with internal thermistors and Thermo Electric
Coolers (TEC), the LDMOUNT is a laser diode mount with integrated heat sinking, and simple
connections between the drivers and the diode laser. A zero insertion force (ZIF) socket holds
the laser. Two 9-pin DSUB connectors enable TEC and laser driver control. Two basic butterfly
laser diode types are supported. For any other pinout, the LDMOUNT-CU Card is available for
The LDMOUNT is designed for use with laser diodes that have the laser diode anode (LDA)
grounded. As such, the laser diode cathode (LDC) is at a negative potential. The LDMOUNT is
designed to operate at temperatures below 50°C. The user is able to change between the types
easily by using the provided pre-configured connection card.
The LDMOUNT has several built-in safety features. These include a reverse bias protection
diode across the laser diode, an interlock circuit for the laser diode current, and a TEC
Active/Bypass switch to require active temperature control before laser current can be enabled.
About Wavelength Electronics
Wavelength Electronics solves problems for researchers and OEMs that use high precision
laser diodes, quantum cascade lasers, and thermoelectrics. For 25 years, we have led the laser
control industry by simplifying advanced control for demanding electro-optical applications.
Laser safety is paramount and protection is built into every module. Quality manufacturing
consistently delivers high performance reliable product when you need it. Team with Wavelength
to beat your competition in performance and delivery.
P.O. Box 865
Bozeman, MT 59771
Posted September 19, 2017