QCLAD: QCL & Actuator Driver and Temperature Controller
Ice Bloc QCLAD is precision current source, actuator driver and temperature controller for building QCL-based photonic systems in research, experimental and production applications.
Driving the latest generation of low current, high compliance voltage quantum cascade lasers, the QCLAD provides market-leading ultra-low output noise performance with high precision and high resolution current set points. The integrated temperature controller can control a TEC with user-programmable output current, current polarity, voltage limits, PID control parameters and ramp time settings. Additional laser tuning options by diffraction gratings or reflectors can be driven by a variety of closed-loop stepper/piezo motors.
The QCLAD Ice Bloc has been designed with various mechanisms to protect the laser, and its compact form factor with customisable software interface allows easy integration of Ice Bloc QCLAD into experiments or OEM setups.