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External Cooling of Laser Diodes

In many applications thermoelectric Peltier cooler (TEC) is incorporated inside the package of laser diodes. It provides miniature design and energy efficiency of thermal management.

At the same time there is a large number of uncooled laser diodes (LDs). Especially a lot of uncooled laser diodes are in the packages TO56, TO46, TO9, TO18.

In many applications of such LDs the efficient heat rejection from them is necessary to reduce operating temperatures. Deep cooling is not demanded, not to cause condensation on the optical window. By such thermal management, the stabilization of the operating parameters and longer lifetime are provided.

In the case, the external cooling is applied by active cool plates, laser mounts. In many systems the main element is the thermoelectric cooling module. It provides fine temperature stabilizing in a relatively wide temperature range and rejection of heat generated by the laser diode.

As in most of these cases lasers have TO-Style packages, there is a need for special laser fasteners to the cooling surface of the TEC.

RMT has specially developed and produced series of TEC for external cooling laser diodes – the series of TECs with through holes or holes to pass the LD package contact pins.

Thermoelectric coolers with holes are also ideal for various testing equipment, LD calibration tools, optoelectronics components setup instruments, LD mounts, environmental testing and temperature cycling equipment and similar applications. The company RMT provides a complete flexibility with holes modification, layout customization and development of special thermoelectric coolers with holes for specific applications.

All the products are manufactured in whole conformity with the standard of reliability Telcordia GR468 Core. The modules of RMT are fully compliant with RoHS и REACH requirements.

In addition to these tasks RMT offers a series of miniaturized powerful temperature controllers. Controllers of RMT are specifically designed for efficient management of thermoelectric modules suitable with use of the whole range of RMT’s TECs. They have a number of built-in unique functions. The controllers provide a wide range of operation modes, from simple precision maintain temperature up to a programmable temperature control in time. The controllers in the OEM design can easily be combined with customer’s electronics due to their developed interfaces and libraries. The Frame - controllers are suitable for automation of the experiment, the TableTop model is a turnkey solution for laboratory applications, Multi-channel units - controllers applicable for testing.

To select a suitable solution and the optimal TEC for an application, the supporting Online TEC Assistance is available at RMT’s website. For detailed modeling and calculations the company RMT provides our customers by free software TEC Cad or iTECPad.

And contact RMT for advice and assistance.