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Laser Control with the LC880

Laser Control with the LC880

By Mike Zecchino, LabSmith, Inc. on July 4, 2012.


Many research experiments require the precise control of lasers. The LabSmith LC880 Programmable Experiment Controller handles all aspects of laser timing control, from simple pulsing to sequencing a 2-pulse experiment and beyond. In this application note, we will discuss how to implement a pulsed Nd:YAG laser control system using the LC880. We will expand the system to include safety interlocks and enable switches, in addition to controlling the laser’s flash lamp and Q-switch.