PCX-7500-78

78 V, 450 A Pulsed Laser Diode Driver

Precision Pulse Control

The PCX-7500 is an air-cooled, high power pulsed current source designed to drive laser diodes, bars, and arrays. The output current can be set from 10 A to 450 A, compliance voltage is up to 78 V. The pulse width is adjustable between 4 µs to 5,000 µs, with a frequency of 8 Hz to 10,000 Hz.

Ease of Setup and Operation

The PCX-7500 may be operated through its intuitive front panel controls. The color QVGA LCD provides immediate visual confirmation of all operating parameters, including pulsed cur¬rent set points, internal trigger pulse width, internal trigger frequency, and error/fault messages.

Complete System Integration

For automated applications, complete control of the instrument is provided through RS-232, USB and Ethernet computer interfaces. Up to four system configurations may be stored in internal non-volatile memory, providing instant recall of frequently-used configurations.

Low Inductance Output Cable

The laser diode is connected to the PCX-7500 through a low impedance strip line cable, designed to preserve the fidelity of high-speed current pulses. The output connector is interlocked, so that the PCX-7500 is disabled when the connector is removed.

Internal or External Triggering

Conveniently located front panel BNC connectors allow the PCX-7500 to be externally triggered and synchronized for specialized interconnected equipment applications. The input impedance of the trigger is selectable to either 50Ω or 10,000Ω. The synchronization output pulse is synchronized to the leading edge of the output current pulse and is active with internal or external trigger.

Features
  •  Output current from 10 A to 450 A
  •  Output voltage up to 78 V
  •  Rise and Fall times less than 15 us
  •  Intuitive color touch screen control.
  •  Shipped with RS-232, USB and Ethernet computer interfaces
Advantages
  • 10 A to 450 A output current adjustable following a simple safe operating table.
  • Different compliance voltages available depending on the model of the PCX-7500.
  • Simple to use touch screen operation.
  • Four system configurations may be stored in internal non-volatile memory.
  • Complete computer control via RS-232, USB or Ethernet interfaces.
  • A low impedance strip line output cable is provided.
  • Internal or External triggering.
  • Current and Voltage monitor BNC connections.
Applications

The PCX-7500 Series is designed to drive laser diodes, bars and arrays with voltage drops up to 110V and output power up to 1000W.

Compliance Voltage (V)

78

Maximum Pulsed Current (A)

450

Minimum Current (A)

10

Risetime (Tr - ns)

10,000

Falltime (Tf - ns)

10,000

Maximum Frequency (kHz)

10

Minimum Pulse Width (PWm - ns)

4,000

Pulse Engine (Trigger)

External, Internal

Computer Control

Ethernet, RS232, USB

Form Factor

Benchtop, Rackmount

Cooling

Forced Air

Datasheet


Operating Manual


Product Notifications

Product
(1) PCX-7500-78

PCX-7500 Accessory Kit
(1) Output Cable
(1) A/C Power Cord
(1) Enable Key
(1) Enable Plug
(1) Operating Manual