Picosecond Pulsed Drivers

Sepia PDL 810

Single channel Picosecond Diode Laser Driver

  • Single channel pulsed diode laser driver system
  • Pulsed and CW operation
  • Easily controlled via USB
  • Quick set-up and easy storage of predefined set-ups
  • Suited for LDH Series, LDH-FA Series, and PLS Series
  • 5-year warranty

PicoQuant's 5 years limited warranty for selected product typesThe Sepia PDL 810 system is a single channel pulsed diode laser driver system that allows operating a connected laser head in either pulsed or continuous wave (CW) mode. The driver may trigger the laser autonomously from its built-in crystal oscillator or, if a more complex triggering scheme is needed, can also be triggered by an external signal. Any output frequency from single shot (if triggered externally) to 80 MHz is supported.

Take full control 

The operating parameters of the Sepia PDL 810 laser driver (such as trigger source, repetition rate, and pulse energy) are completely configured from a computer via USB, allowing for a quick set-up and easy storage of predefined set-ups. Stand-alone operation is possible, if no changes to the parameter set-up is required.

Type crystal locked
Operation mode pulsed or continuous wave (CW)
Base frequencies 80 MHz
Repetition frequencies user selectable: 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32 of base frequency
80, 40, 20, 10, 5 or 2.5 MHz
Jitter typ. 3-5 ps
External Trigger Input
Amplitude -2 to 0 V
Trigger level NIM
Required pulse width > 5 ns
Delay trigger input to optical output: typ. 35 ± 5 ns
Frequency range single shot to 80 MHz
Impedance 50 Ohms (dynamic)
50 Ohms (static)
Connector type BNC socket (female)
Synchronization Output
Amplitude < -800 mV into 50 Ohms (NIM)
Pulse width 6 ns
Delay 12 ns (from falling edge to laser output)
Internal impedance 50 Ohms
Connector SMA socket (female)
Gating Inputs
Fast gate
  • Transition time typically 10 ns (pulsed only)
  • Internal impedance 50 Ohms
  • Signal type: TTL (5 V)
  • Connector type: 1-pin LEMO socket – 00.250 Series
  • Example of connector: FFA.00.250.NTA
Slow gate
  • Transition time < 100 ms (pulsed and CW operation)
  • Internal impedance > 500 Ohms
  • Signal type: TTL (5 V)
  • Connector type: 4-pin LEMO socket – 00.304 Series 
  • Example of connector: FGG.00.304.CLA
Remote Interlock
Voltage 12-14  VDC
Loop resistance 10 Ohms maximum
PC Interface  USB 2.0
Operating system WindowsTM 8 / 8.1 / 10
Power Supply
Line voltage 220/240 or 110/120 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 45 W maximum
Base unit: 237 × 310 × 97 mm (w × d × h)
Operation Environment
Temperature Range 10 °C - 40 °C

All Information given here is reliable to our best knowledge. However, no responsibility is assumed for possible inaccuracies or omissions. Specifications and external appearances are subject to change without notice.

The Sepia PDL 810 is compatible with the picosecond pulsed sources listed below. Check out the corresponding product pages for more details.

LDH Series

LDH Series - Picosecond Pulsed Diode Laser HeadsPicosecond Pulsed Diode Laser Heads

  • Wavelengths between 375 and 1990 nm
  • Pulse widths as short as 40 ps (FWHM)
  • Adjustable (average) power up to 50 mW
  • Repetition rate from single shot to 80 MHz
  • Optional dual mode: pulsed and CW operation
  • Collimating optics, optional fiber coupling and peltier cooling

LDH-FA Series

LDH-FA Series - Picosecond Pulsed Diode Laser HeadsAmplified Picosecond Pulsed Laser Diode Heads

  • Available wavelengths: 266, 355, 515, 531, 560, 766, 1064, and 1532 nm
  • Pulse width down to 70 ps (FWHM)
  • Average output power between 1 mW and 450 mW (depending on wavelength)
  • Repetition rates up to 80 MHz
  • Collimated beam or PM fiber output with FC/APC fiber connector

PLS Series

PLS Series - Sub Nanosecond Pulsed LEDsSub-nanosecond Pulsed LEDs

  • Center wavelengths between 255 nm and 600 nm
  • Pulse width down to 600 ps
  • Adjustable (average) power up to 80 µW
  • Repetition rate from single shot up to 40 MHz
  • Optional bandpass filter

The following documents are available for download:

Latest 10 publications referencing Pulsed Diode Lasers (PDL Series, LDH-Series, LDH-FA Series)

The following list is an extract of 10 recent publications from our bibliography that either bear reference or are releated to this product in some way. Do you miss your publication? If yes, we will be happy to include it in our bibliography. Please send an e-mail to info@picoquant.com containing the appropriate citation. Thank you very much in advance for your kind co-operation.

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