Pulsed Diode Laser Driver suits man-portable applications.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to operate from single DL123 battery or equivalent, PLDD-120 delivers 120 A of peak current for 300 µs to laser diode bar at 1 Hz repetition rate. Measuring 2.1 x 0.75 x 0.78 in. size and weighing 15.2 g, unit is suited for man-portable target designation, rangefinding, illumination, and remote sensing applications.

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Optiswitch Announces New Pulsed Diode Laser Driver Product for Man-Portable Applications

(San Diego, CA-June 2009) OptiSwitch Technology Corporation (OTC), a world leader in the development and manufacturing of miniature high current pulsed laser diode drivers for defense and commercial applications, today introduced an ultra-compact pulsed 120 amp laser diode driver for man-portable target designation, rangefinding, illumination, and remote sensing.

OTC's pulser technology was rapidly developed in the past several years with funding in part through highly successful contracts with the US Army, Navy, Air Force, and DARPA. The OTC technology is being commercialized in a series of products that together comprise the PLDD product family. Commercialization of this technology offers defense and commercial customers a cost effective, compact OEM driver with high efficiency and minimal battery consumption. The driver's peak current, pulse length, and rep rate have been chosen specifically to match the needs of 808nm diode laser bars which are used to pump solid state lasers.

The first in this series, the PLDD-120 delivers 120 amps of peak current for 300 µs to a laser diode bar at a 1 Hz repetition rate. The PLDD-120 weighs only 15.2 grams and is only 2.1"x0.75"x0.78" in dimension. It is designed to operate from a single DL123 battery or equivalent. For additional information, please contact sales@optiswitch.com or visit OTC's website at www.LaserDiodeDrivers.com.

About OTC:

OptiSwitch Technology Corporation (OTC) was founded in 1999 and is a high technology innovator located in San Diego CA, specializing in ultra-compact, ultra-lightweight and highly reliable pulsed diode pulsed power systems. These systems range from pulsed laser diode drivers for man portable and airborne applications, to high power (10kV, 100kA) semiconductor switches for replacing spark gaps as means to achieve highly reliable pulsed power products. These switches are an enabling technology for pulsed electric field (PEF) systems with applications in the biofuels area.

Company Name: OptiSwitch Technology

Address 1: 6355 Nancy Ridge Drive

City: San Diego

State: CA

Zip: 92121

Country: United States

Phone: 858-452-8787

URL: www.laserdiodedrivers.com

Contact Name: Rose Southall

Title: Sales and Marketing Manager

E-mail: rose@optiswitch.com

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