How to power a High power laser diode? Answered
If I build a 42A Constant Current PSU which can supply 1.2-6v, will the laser diode only draw 1.8-2V or will it try to draw to much voltage and damage its self?
I have a 40W CCP CW Laser diode, here are some characteristics.
Operating Voltage (V) <2.0 (1.8 typ.)
Operating Current (A) <46 (42 typ.)
I know that laser diodes will try to draw as much current as possible and suffer thermal runaway, so they need constant current power supply's.
If anyone has any information on how to power high power laser diodes please let me know.
All help will be greatly appreciated!