OSI Laser Diode Inc. offers the SCW 1532-500R high-power, pulsed laser diode module, which features power higher than 500 mW and operates at 1550 nm. It is intended for use in optical spectrum analyzers and optical time domain reflectometers. The device comes with a 14-pin butterfly package with an industry-standard pin-out.
The laser diode is optically coupled to an SMF fiber pigtail and includes a thermoelectric cooler and an electrically isolated temperature-sensing thermistor. Other features of the 1550 nm pulsed laser diode module include optical power at 500 mW, a threshold current of 70 mA, and a typical forward voltage of 2V to a maximum of 3V. Standard connectors are optional, making it possible to integrate the device into an existing or a new optical test and measurement system.
The laser diode module offers operating temperature ranges from 32 to 149 degrees F, and storage temperature (non-operational) ranges from -40 to 185 degrees F.