Two new multichannel laser diode drivers designed specifi cally for LIDAR (Light Distancing
and Ranging) applications are now available from PicoLAS! These boards off er 4 or 16 inde-
pendently addressable channels.The LDP-AV 4N55-90 is able to drive 4 laser diodes with a fi xed pulse duration of 5.5ns with
up to 90A each. Whereas the 16 channel LDP-AV 16N45-40 off ers up to 40A drive per laser
diode in 5.5ns. Direct mounting of the laser diodes on top of the driver board enables a
high power density from a compact footprint.
Customisation of these driver boards is also possible, for example laser diode pad position
or pulse duration.
LASER COMPONENTS specialises in the development, manufacture, and sale of components
and services in the laser and optoelectronics industry. At LASER COMPONENTS, we have
been serving customers since 1982 with sales branches in fi ve diff erent countries. We have
been producing in house since 1986 with production facilities in Germany, Canada, and the
United States. In-house production makes up approximately half of our sales revenue. A
family-run business, we have more than 200 employees worldwide.