Fast Energy Control for CARBIDE CB3
All new CARBIDE CB3 lasers from Light Conversion now include the Fast Energy Control (FEC) option by default. FEC enables full scale individual pulse or pulse train amplitude control. Effectively this function works as a fast attenuator. The power can be attenuated either by the software internally (default method) via the output control slider in the basic window of the CARBIDE User app or the power can be controlled externally.
External control is executed via the XB14 connector (shown in the image above), by sending a 0-10 V analog signal. (Output power response latency <10 μs. Modulation speed <10 μs.) The voltage-power response is linear as shown in the bottom right graph below.
To use the external control method, the user selects this option in the “External control” window “Analog input (0-10V) to XB14”. The following image displays the user interface.
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