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Integrated Laser Controller (ILC)
Discover our compact Integrated Laser Controller (ILC) that can be paired with our External Cavity Diode Lasers (ECDLs) to control laser current, piezo transducer (PZT), and temperature.
AOSense has developed a compact Integrated Laser Controller (ILC) that can be paired with our External Cavity Diode Lasers (ECDLs) to control laser current, piezo transducer (PZT), and temperature. The ultra-low noise electronics are fully digitally controlled. The ILC dimensions are only 5″x2.9″x0.95″. We provide software with an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) that can control multiple lasers from a single window. If preferred, commands may be sent over a USB virtual COM port. The software screenshot below (click the image to enlarge) shows the interface including a plot of the temperature (green line) as it settles to a commanded value.
|AOS-ILC-P-XXX||100, 100-B, 200, 200-B|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||Compact: 5.4″x2.9″x0.95″|
|Current range||100 mA/200 mA|
|Current resolution||10 μA|
|Laser current noise||100 pA/√Hz|
|Laser current mod DC coupled||DC-10 MHz|
|Laser current mod AC coupled||0.5-50 MHz|
|PZT range||150 V|
|PZT noise||<500 nV√Hz|
|PZT modulation||DC-5 kHz|
|PZT/Current FFWD||Yes, variable gain|
|TEC range||15-40 C|
|Temperature resolution||1 mK|
|Memory (serial number, safety limits, operation)||NVRAM, in controller|
|Power supply||+5 V DC|
|Power consumption||6 W typical (10 W start)|
|Multi-laser support||Yes, up to 10|
|Laser control||Thermal, LD current, PZT|
|Detail settings (TEC PID, FFWD gain, port enable)||Yes|
|Data logging||Plots and CSV export|
|Application Programming Interface (API)||Yes, via virtual COM port|
|GUI operating system||Windows 7, 8, or 10|
Our External Cavity Diode Lasers (ECDLs) work perfectly with our ILC and SILC controllers.
Our SILC has all the functionality of the ILC, plus makes it easy to lock the laser to an atomic line or reference cavity.
Contact us to discuss your applications or to request a quote.