The ZM18S3, ZM18H3, and ZM18DM53

Z-Laser now provides more powerful versions of its ZM18 – the ZM18S3, ZM18H3, and ZM18DM53. New driver electronics offer significantly improved power stability over the whole temperature range.

The future ZM18H3 series provides a new standard: blue and green emitting laser diodes come now with an Automatic Power Control (APC). A temperature-related performance increase or decrease, as well as degradation over the lifetime can reliably be excluded.

In addition, the well spread ZM18S series, in future called ZM18S3, comes with a higher modulation frequency up to 500kHz (previously 1kHz) and offers a much higher resolution for the intensity adjustment.

In the course of this new revision, even higher optical output power is available. For example, the blue spectrum offers output up to 160mW (405nm) and near-infrared goes up to 200mW (830nm).

Analysis and opinion

By Dave MacLellan, Executive Director, AILU


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