A laser diode system contains the following
Coherent supplies many laser diodes that are
incorporated into other modules. The modules are
Managed to run both laser diode modules with a 20A
HP lab supply. Due to the small cables, the
diode was starved for power. Doubling up larger
cables, we got the cardboard to SMOKE!
If success is smelling like burning cardboard, then we are doing well!
Box with a hole after first experiment with the FAP-I Coherent module.
Second hole from the second (FAP800 ) module.
The enclosure contained most of the smoke. When
removed, the cardboard was still smoking, so I dowsed it with
These tests were run with the diode using about 35 watts (1.7
volts at 20 amps).
Also talked to Coherent, and they were helpful, but requested the
information not be made public. I will
discuss in class.
Power supply board is in progress. Initial wiring
Dave is working on a cool mechanical design for a larger
workspace than an Mtm snap. Think coreXY meets MTM
snap, with a laser!