Old 12-01-2008, 02:54 PM #1
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Default laser diode socket

A few days ago i was thinking about a laser diode socket some one could make.Randomly i wound this.
http://www.thorlabs.com/thorProduct....tNumber=S7060R
That could save a lot of diodes from heat and shorting and breaking off pins.


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Default Re: laser diode socket

Actually that wouldn't be such a good idea. :-/
The chances are very great that at some time the diode will get disconnected from the socket inside the host, and thus get a a voltage-spike that would kill it. Oxidisation would probably be enough to make a bad connection.
The best way is to solder it, just practise by soldering some copper wires together and you'll become a pro.
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Default Re: laser diode socket

I'm good enough at soldering but maybe you could glue it in
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:03 PM #4
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Maybe.. But I don't think it's worth it. It will be an accident waiting to happen >_>

Oh well.
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Default Re: laser diode socket

You would also need different sockets for different diodes due to diodes having different polarities.

If it was designed well it would be tight fitting so the diode pens had very good contact.

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Default Re: laser diode socket

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I'm good enough at soldering but maybe you could glue it in
You would still have to solder it to the driver. Wouldn't want to glue that...
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Default Re: laser diode socket

And this wouldn't really work for diodes that were extracted from hosts, as their pins are often very small and already have PCB and solder on them.
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I was thinking this would be good for a quick test bed. *test the diode to see if it's good or not and no permenant connection. *Nor do you have to worry about heat from soldering for something really quick.

You can also get them here:
http://www.roithner-laser.com/Drivers.htm
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I was thinking this would be good for a quick test bed. *test the diode to see if it's good or not and no permenant connection. *Nor do you have to worry about heat from soldering for something really quick.

You can also get them here:
http://www.roithner-laser.com/Drivers.htm
They have some nice drivers that employ the photo diode. Has anyone tried them?
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