Vue-LV-30 laser diode controller

VueMetrix has released a laser diode controller, the Vue-LV-30, that achieves twice the current output (30A) of the existing all-digital LV-15, with no increase in size and no decrease in performance. All VueMetrix controllers are available from AMS Technologies in Germany and Italy.

The Vue-LV-30 uses the same digital signal processing technology as the LV-15, in which a software algorithm rather than a traditional analogue circuit regulates the current of the laser. Hardware components are replaced by lines of software code - immune to ageing, temperature or environmental effects. A high efficiency switch mode current driver minimises heat dissipation, thus achieving remarkably small size.

The model includes an aiming beam driver and the compliance voltage ranges from 1.4 to 2.5V. Thanks to its powerful microprocessor, LV-30 implements many standard controller functions entirely in software. It features RS232 and USB interface capability, external triggering and analogue control, pulse mode, unattended standalone operation, sophisticated safety monitoring and fault detection.

The Vue-LV-30 is available as a PCB assembly for embedded applications or as part of the OEM Developer’s kit. The Developer’s Kit turns an OEM solution into a bench top controller that helps to accelerate product development. The controller is typically used in material processing, medical systems and fibre lasers.