DeltaDiode

Pulsed Laser and LED Light Sources

Turn key laser and LEDs sources with picosecond pulse and repetition rate up to 100 MHz

DeltaDiodes utilize laser diode and LED technology to generate short optical pulses over a very wide range of repetition rates and wavelengths. Optical pulses as short as 50ps can be generated at repetition rates up to 100MHz.

Segment: Scientific
Division: Custom Spectroscopy Solutions
Base product
Manufacturing Company: HORIBA Scientific

The world's first 100MHz picosecond pulsed laser diode source with true plug-and-play interchangeable heads and USB interface

DeltaDiodes utilize laser diode and LED technology to generate short optical pulses over a very wide range of repetition rates and wavelengths. Optical pulses as short as 50ps can be generated at repetition rates up to 100MHz. State of the art features such as hot-swap heads, USB control and full software integration mean the DeltaDiode delivers the highest level of performance in the most user-friendly package available today.

The DeltaDiode range comprises a controller module and a range of easily interchangeable pulsed laser diode and LED heads, plus a selection of handy accessories such as fiber launchers and filters.

Most laser diode heads may (optionally) be operated in CW mode as well as pulsed mode.

Applications

  • TCSPC excitation source
  • Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM)
  • Fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Detector response testing
  • Quantum cryptography

Performance

DD-405L operating at 100MHz with an optical pulse duration <55ps. After pulse is characteristic of MCP detector.

Resources

Software

DeltaDiode is supplied with control panel software as shown below.  For customers with HORIBA Scientific TCSPC systems, DeltaDiode may alternatively be controlled by DataStation for automatic selection of repetition rate to match the fluorescence lifetime of the sample under investigation.

32-bit and 64-bit drivers are provided and the control panel software operates on all versions of Windows from XP onward.

Note that a PC connection is not required to operate DeltaDiode as all parameters may be accessed via its front panel LCD display.

Accessories

A range of accessories are available for use with DeltaDiode heads. Accessories are stackable so several may be used simultaneously.

Bandpass filters are available at most wavelengths

A mechanical shutter is included as standard on Class 3B laser heads and is available as an option for use with other heads.

Fiber launchers are available in three wavelength regions: <400nm, 400-600nm and >600nm. Please note that the fiber shown is not included.  To specify a DeltaDiode laser with a pre-aligned launcher simply add the "-F" suffix to the order code. Fiber launchers may also be ordered separately and fitted to laser heads retrospectively.

Bandpass filters are available at most wavelengths.

DF-mount

Filter mount for NanoLED sources

DF-265-25-20

Filter and mount for NanoLED-265 source, 25nm bandwidth, 20% transmittance

DF-280-25-20

Filter and mount for NanoLED-280 source, 25nm bandwidth, 20% transmittance

DF-295-25-20

Filter and mount for NanoLED-295

DF-310-10-15

Filter and mount for NanoLED-310 source, 10nm bandwidth, 15% transmittance

DF-330-10-20

Filter and mount for NanoLED-330 source, 10nm bandwidth, 20% transmittance

DF-340-10-25

Filter and mount for NanoLED-340 source, 10nm bandwidth, 25% transmittance

DF-360-10-25

Filter and mount for NanoLED-360 source, 10nm bandwidth, 25% transmittance

DF-370-10-25

Filter and mount for NanoLED-370 source, 10nm bandwidth, 25% transmittance

DF-375-6-90

Filter and mount for NanoLED-375L source, 6nm bandwidth, 90% transmittance

DF-390-10-30

Filter and mount for NanoLED-390 source, 10nm bandwidth, 30% transmittance

DF-405-10-90

Filter and mount for NanoLED-405L source, 10nm bandwidth, 90% transmittance

DF-440-10-90

Filter and mount for NanoLED-440L source, 10nm bandwidth, 90% transmittance

DF-450-10-45

Filter and mount for NanoLED-450 source, 10nm bandwidth, 45% transmittance

DF-460-10-45

Filter and mount for NanoLED-460 source, 10nm bandwidth, 45% transmittance

DF-470-10-90

Filter and mount for NanoLED-470L source, 10nm bandwidth, 90% transmittance

DF-490-10-45

Filter and mount for NanoLED-495 source, 10nm bandwidth, 45% transmittance

DF-560-10-50

Filter and mount for NanoLED-560 source, 10nm bandwidth, 50% transmittance

DF-590-10-50

Filter and mount for NanoLED-590 source, 10m bandwidth, 50% transmittance

DF-610-10-50

Filter and mount for NanoLED-605 source, 10nm bandwidth, 50% transmittance

DF-620-10-50

Filter and mount for NanoLED-625 source, 10nm bandwidth, 50% transmittance

DF-640-8-90

Filter and mount for NanoLED-635L source, 8nm bandwidth, 90% transmittance

DF-650-13-90

Filter and mount for NanoLED-650L source, 13 nm bandwidth, 90% transmittance

DF-670-10-55

Filter and mount for NanoLED-670L source, 10nm bandwidth, 55% transmittance

DF-730-10-50

Filter and mount for NanoLED-730 source, 10nm bandwidth, 50% transmittance

DF-740-10-50

Filter and mount for NanoLED-740 source, 10nm bandwidth, 50% transmittance

DF-830-10-50

Filter and mount for NanoLED-830L soruce, 10nm bandwidth, 50% transmittance

DeltaDiode-C1 Controller

Repetition rates10kHz, 20kHz, 50kHz, 100kHz, 250kHz, 500kHz, 1MHz, 2MHz, 4MHz, 5MHz, 8MHz, 10MHz, 16MHz, 20MHz, 25MHz, 50MHz, 80MHz, 100MHz, or Trigger Input (single-shot to 50MHz). Subject to attached head.
Sync outputsSimultaneous output of NIM-compatible (-0.8Vpp 50Ω) and TTL-compatible (+2Vpp 50Ω), automatic width selection of 5-20ns nominal.
Trigger inputPulse amplitude +0.5V to +5V, trigger threshold software programmable from +0.2V to +2V, 50Ω, 20ns minimum pulse spacing.
Sync delay controlAdjustment of sync output pulse timing in range -10ns to +10ns nominal in 1ns steps, uncalibrated.
Fast gate inputPulse amplitude +0.5V to +5V, trigger threshold software programmable from +0.2V to +2V, 50Ω. Selectable Inhibit/Enable modes. Operates in Pulsed mode.
Slow gate inputPulse amplitude +2V to +5V, 10kΩ. Selectable Inhibit/Enable modes. Operates in Pulsed and CW modes.
Interlock2-pin connector (included). Contacts must be short-circuited to enable emission.
Connection to head1.5m cable (included)
User interfaceLCD display (stand-alone operation) or software (PC control).
PC interfaceUSB 2.0 with integral hub for downstream connection to other USB peripherals (cable to host PC and software supplied).
Power requirement90V to 260V AC, 50/60Hz, 100VA
Operating temperature+10ºC to +30ºC
Weight & Dimensions3.1kg  234x255x92mm

Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

Laser diode heads

Model5Peak wave - length1Pulse width Typical2Pulse width max2Peak power3,4Average power3 ,4Max repetition rateCW Mode
DD-375L375 ±7nm55ps90ps250mW1.8mW80MHzOptional
DD-395L395 ±8nm70ps90ps400mW3.0mW100MHzOptional
DD-405L405 ±8nm45ps70ps300mW1.4mW100MHzOptional
DD-415L415 ±8nm70ps90ps250mW1.7mW100MHzOptional
DD-425L425 ±8nm70ps70ps230mW1.6mW100MHzOptional
DD-440L440 ±9nm60ps70ps400mW3.0mW100MHzOptional
DD-450L450 ±10nm80ps120ps250mW3.0mW100MHzOptional
DD-470L472 ±7nm65ps90ps160mW1.5mW100MHzOptional
DD-485L485 ±10nm80ps95ps300mW3.0mW100MHzOptional
DD-510L508 ±10nm110ps140ps100mW1.4mW100MHzNo
DD-532LN532 ±5nm65ps90ps60mW0.3mW80MHzNo
DD-560LN560 ±5nm65ps90ps60mW0.3mW80MHzNo
DD-595LN595 ±5nm65ps90ps60mW0.3mW80MHzNo
DD-635L635 ±10nm60ps80ps300mW2.0mW100MHzOptional
DD-650L650 ±15nm70ps90ps60mW0.4mW80MHzOptional
DD-670L670 ±10nm75ps90ps30mW0.2mW100MHzOptional
DD-730L730 ±10nm60ps70ps500mW3.0mW100MHzOptional
DD-785L785 ± 10nm60ps 80ps250mW2mW 100MHz No
DD-830L830nm ± 20nm50ps70ps200mW0.6mW100MHzNo
DD-980L980 ±20nm100ps350ps10mW0.2mW50MHzNo
DD-1060L1055 ±20nm   100ps345ps125mW4.3mW100MHzNo
DD-1310L1310nm ± 20nm100ps350ps10mW0.2mW100MHz No
DD-xxxLNew laser heads are continually under development — contact HORIBA Scientific for other wavelengths
  1. Spectral FWHM in pulsed mode typically <10nm, in CW mode <2nm.
  2. Pulse width refers to optical pulse duration measured at 20MHz repetition rate and default settings; in TCSPC the prompt FWHM is also a function of detector TTS.
  3. Peak power and average power are measured at maximum repetition rate and are typical values when new, peak power is calculated.
  4. To calculate typical pulse energy, divide average power (in Watts) by maximum repetition rate e.g. for DeltaDiode-375L pulse energy is 20pJ.
  5. To specify fibre launcher add –F suffix. To specify CW operation (where available) add –CW suffix.
  6. Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

Additional features:

  • Active stabilization of diode temperature in range 20ºC to 40ºC (user programmmable)
  • Aspheric collimation lens, adjustable for focus and beam trajectory
  • Vertically polarised output
  • Mounting: 35mm bayonet coupling permits quick interchange, free rotation of beam polarisation, and ambient light exclusion; M4 threaded hole provided for optical table mounting.

LED heads

ModelPeak wavelengthSpectral FWHM3Pulse width typical1Pulse width maximum1Average power2Maximum repetition rate4
DD-260260 ±10nm<15nm750ps1.0ns5µW20MHz
DD-270270 ±10nm<15nm800ps1.2ns10µW20MHz
DD-280280 ±10nm<15nm950ps1.5ns10µW20MHz
DD-290290 ±10nm<15nm800ps1.2ns10µW20MHz
DD-300300 ±10nm<15nm800ps1.2ns5µW20MHz
DD-310310 ±10nm<15nm800ps1.2ns5µW20MHz
DD-340340 ±10nm<20nm750ps1.0ns2µW20MHz
DD-350350 ±10nm<20nm800ps1.0ns2µW20MHz
DD-360360 ±10nm<20nm800ps1.0ns2µW20MHz
DD-370372 ±10nm<15nm*800ps1.2ns2µW20MHz
DD-xxxNew LED heads are continually under development — contact HORIBA Scientific for other wavelengths
  1. Pulse width refers to optical pulse duration measured at 20MHz repetition rate and default settings; in TCSPC the prompt FWHM is also a function of detector TTS.
  2. Average power is measured at maximum repetition rate and is typical value when new.
  3. Spectral filtering may be required depending on application. Monochromators and filters are available as optional accessories. *Indicates filter included.
  4. 50MHz available to special order at certain wavelengths.
  5. Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

Additional features:

  • Active stabilization of diode temperature in range 20ºC to 40ºC (for DD-250 to DD-360)
  • Adjustable focusing lens
  • Unpolarised output
  • Mounting: 35mm bayonet coupling permits quick interchange and ambient light exclusion; M4 threaded hole provided for optical table mounting.
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