LiDAR Laser Driver Modules: Laser Diode Drivers for LiDAR Applications

LiDAR or “Light Detection and Ranging” is changing the way we measure and model the world around us. In industries from Biology, Agriculture, Forestry and Meteorology to Urban Planning, Mineral Exploration, Renewable Energy and, of course, Autonomous Vehicles (ADAS); LiDAR is transforming applications across industries.

For over 20 years Directed Energy has been providing a broad range of laser diode driver modules for LiDAR, from the early laser speed guns for law enforcement and 3 dimensional (3D) imaging.

Lab to Launch – Even with a variety of standard laser diode drivers for LiDAR applications we know the each application has its own unique requirements. That’s why we offer the Lab to Launch program where we partner with you to provide the instruments or modules you need for your research and development work in the lab and offer custom OEM solutions that are tailored to your unique requirements.

Key Product Features

  • Open Frame (PCB or PCB on heatsink)
  • Enclosed Module
  • Lab to Launch – Need something that our standard products don’t quite fit… click here!
  • Analog and/or Digital Control
  • High Speed Pulses as fast as 2 ns
  • Fixed or Variable Pulse Widths allow economy and flexibility
  • Key Technology Features: Current Sources, Low Inductance Layouts

Key Applications:


  • Mapping
  • 3D Modeling
  • Yield Forecasting
  • Fire and Flood Modeling/Behavior/Damage Analysis
  • Pollution Modeling
  • River Surveys and Water Resource Management


  • ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems)
  • Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) for factories
  • Vehicle Speed Measurement

Urban Planning

  • City and Land Use Modeling
  • Transportation Corridor Mapping
  • Terrain & Contour Mapping
  • Architecture
  • Sewers & Tunnels
  • Floodplain Mapping


  • Oil, Gas and Mineral Exploration (Gas & Particle Detection)
  • Wind Studies/Analysis

Products for LiDAR

Our Laser Diode Drivers are sorted by Compliance Voltage by default but you can sort any column by clicking the column header or search by part number or parameter in the search field on the right.

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ImageNameDescriptionCompliance Voltage (V)Max Current (A)Max Frequency (kHz)Min Pulse Width (ns)Computer ControlForm Factorhf:att:pa_compliance-voltagehf:att:pa_form-factor
PCO-7111 | Compact OEM Pulsed Laser Diode Driver
PCO-7111 | Compact OEM Pulsed Laser Diode DriverThe PCO-7111 is a compact OEM pulsed laser diode driver module with multiple current configuration. The …5VModule5vmodule
10 A CW/QCW Laser Diode Driver Module
PCO-6511 | 10A CW/QCW OEM Laser Diode Driver10VModule10vmodule
PCO-7121 | 50A 22ns Pulsed Laser Diode Driver Module
PCO-7121 | 50A 22ns Pulsed Laser Diode Driver Module5VModule5vmodule
PIM-Mini-200 | 48V Compliance Voltage
PIM-Mini-200 | 48V Compliance Voltage48VModule48vmodule
PCO-6141 | 60A OEM-Style
PCO-6141 | 60A OEM-Style20VModule20vmodule
PCO-6131 | 125A Output Current
PCO-6131 | 125A Output Current20VModule20vmodule
PCO-7114-50-4 | 50A 4ns Pulsed Laser Diode Driver Module [obsolete]
PCO-7114-50-4 | 50A 4ns Pulsed Laser Diode Driver Module [obsolete]5VModule5vmodule