Finally had some time to look at assembling the LM317 linear driver you spoke of.
I also used some of the info on this site concerning using a dummy load to adjust the current (read in mV at the 1ohm resistor). In building it with the circuit schematic I found, I initially was using...
thanks for the information. While we had to proceed without the 505 due to time constraints, I will look into the option you suggested (diy driver) and stock up on driver and diode parts in the future. I will surely have to become (with or without my consent) a laser diode expert to go...
I'm attempting to get a 505 diode working (sharp GH05030C2LM) correctly. I haven't found any specific info for this purpose so I thought I'd ask more experienced members.
I'm working on multispectral laser imaging techniques, and this wavelength is one among many that I have set...
I had been referred to DTR for diode lasers by a colleague. So naturally I took a look on the LPF forum as he has shared a lot of diode related products and tests info. The forum is a better way to get info and let him work on our stuff!
I've only recently started working with lasers for experimental / research purposes. I've also had a chance to receive advice from a more seasoned member, and the reason I've decided to join. Laser diodes are really cool to work with from my experience so far and a good way to...