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Integrated software package for laser diodes characterization

Sporea, DG and Sporea, RA (2003) Integrated software package for laser diodes characterization Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 5227. pp. 464-471.

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Abstract

The characteristics of laser diodes (wavelength of the emitted radiation, output optical power, embedded photodiode photocurrent, threshold current, serial resistance, external quantum efficiency) are strongly influenced by their driving circumstances (forward current, case temperature). In order to handle such a complex investigation in an efficient and objective manner, the operation of several instruments (a laser diode driver, a temperature controller, a wavelength meter, a power meter, and a laser beam analyzer) is synchronously controlled by a PC, through serial and GPIB communication. For each equipment, instruments drivers were designed using the industry standards graphical programming environment - Lab VIEW from National Instruments. All the developed virtual instruments operate under the supervision of a managing virtual instrument, which sets the driving parameters for each unit under test. The manager virtual instrument scans as appropriate the driving current and case temperature values for the selected laser diode. The software enables data saving in Excel compatible files. In this way, sets of curves can be produced according to the testing cycle needs.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Sporea, DGUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sporea, RAr.a.sporea@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 December 2003
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:31
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 15:04
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/835691

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