The VPL series of diode lasers provide variable width pulses in the ns to ms range, as well as CW operation with powers up to 60 mW.
They are optimised for long photoluminescence lifetime measurements using the Multi-Channel Scaling (MCS) detection method. The width of the excitation pulses is easily controlled from the VPL allowing quick optimisation of the measurement conditions.
The VPL lasers are compact, maintenance free, and user-friendly. Although they are designed to match Edinburgh Instruments spectrometers, they can be incorporated into any experiment thanks to their external trigger capability.
|Nominal Wavelength (±10 nm)||375||405||420||445||450||475||485||510||635||640||655||670||700||730||785||800||980|
|Typical CW Average Power (mW)||30||25||55||15||30||25||30||15||35||35||15||10||15||15||35||40||10|
|Minimum CW Average Power (mW)||20||10||30||10||20||10||25||10||25||15||10||8||15||15||25||10||10|
|Typical Peak Power (mW) *||100||45||150||45||100||30||90||25||110||45||34||24||40||40||100||100||30|
|Minimum Peak Power (mW) *||60||30||100||30||85||20||60||20||80||30||30||16||30||30||70||20||20|
|Pulse Widths||ns: 50, 100, 200, 500
μs: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 , 1000
|External Trigger Width Mode||Pulse width and repetition rate defined by external trigger input
Max. duty cycle 50%
|Bias Supply||15 Vdc +/- 5%, 15W (2.1mm DC jack)|
|Trigger Output||SMA, NIM Standard|
|Interlock Input||Hirose HR10A-7P-4P(73), (Link pin 1 and pin 2 to ground – interlock healthy)|
|Trigger Input||Hirose HR10A-7P-4P(73), (Signal pin 4 and ground pin 3)|
|Trigger Input Signal||TTL > 50 ns pulse. Trigger on rising edge.
0.0 V < Low level < 0.5 V, 2.5 V < High level < 5 V
|Beam Quality||10% – 90% knife edge method
Beam diameter < 9.5 mm at VPL output aperture
Beam diameter < 25 mm after 250 mm propagation
|Spectral Conditioning||Built-in filter to minimize out-of-band emission (no spectral filtering needed)|
|Physical Dimensions||Overall: 168 mm length x 64 mm x 64 mm
Collimator tube: φ 30 mm x 38 mm
|Tapped Holes for Stud Mount||2 x M6|
*Measured at minimum pulse width
Class 3B Laser product. Avoid exposure to beam. Light emitted by the source may be harmful to the human eye and to skin. Please obey laser safety regulations. This product complies with the US federal laser product performance standards.