Smart Controller Enhances Functionality of Groundbreaking High Brightness, Broadband Laser-Driven Light Sources


Energetiq Technology, a world leader in ultra-high brightness light sources for advanced technology applications, is introducing a smart controller for its Laser-Driven Light Sources at Photonics West 2013.

Developed for the groundbreaking EQ-99 series of Laser-Driven Light Sources (LDLSTM), the EQ-99 Manager enhances functionality by adding a USB interface and an advanced shutter control system for greater integration and advanced control.

“We are very excited about adding smart control to our Laser-Driven Light Sources,” said Paul Blackborow, CEO of Energetiq. “Adding the computer interface and a highly flexible shutter controller adds features to the EQ-99 Series that our customers have been requesting, providing them with a fully-integrated light source system that’s easy to monitor and control.”


The EQ-99 Manager’s advanced shutter control system offers a range of shutter speeds and operation modes. The smart controller is optimized to drive Energetiq’s new EQ-99 Shutter, which may be integrated to the window of the EQ-99 light source, or mounted to an optical bench.

The EQ-99 Manager may be used with the latest EQ-99 LDLS series products including:

  • EQ-99 – High Brightness Light Source
  • EQ-99FC – High Brightness Light Source with Fiber-Coupled Output
  • EQ-99CAL – Calibration Light Source

Energetiq’s LDLS products are cutting edge, single-light sources that produce extreme high brightness over a broad spectral range, from 170nm through visible and beyond. Combined with 10X the lifetime of traditional xenon and deuterium lamps, the LDLS products enable higher performance spectroscopy or imaging applications at lower cost of ownership.

The EQ-99 LDLS series received the prestigious R & D 100 Award in 2011 for its technological significance, and a 2011 Prism Award for Photonics Innovation.

USB Computer Interface: The EQ-99 Manager connects to a computer with a simple USB interface, allowing easy control and monitoring of the Laser-Driven Light Source.

LDLS Status Monitoring: Monitor the status of your LDLS through the USB interface, or on the high visibility front-panel display.

Advanced Shutter Control: The EQ-99 Manager includes advanced shutter control with a variety of control modes and programmable shutter speed. The available EQ-99 Shutter can be mounted to the window of the EQ-99 or directly to an optical bench.

Universal Power Supply: The EQ-99 Manager houses a universal power supply for worldwide operation without a separate power adapter.

The EQ-99 Manager is a smart controller for the entire EQ-99 series of Laser-Driven Light Sources: The EQ-99 Manager can be used with the latest EQ-99EQ-99FC and EQ-99CALproducts.

Physical Specifications
 Controller Dimensions: (H X W X D): 47 x 215 x 280mm (1.8 X 8.5 X 11 in.)
Weight: 1.6 kg (3.4 lbs)

Utility Requirements
 Electrical: 100-240v, 50/60Hz, 2.5A
Compliance: CE Mark

Download Drivers
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Energetiq LDLS EQ-99 Manager Controller datasheet

High-Performance UV-Vis Fiber Optic Cables

LDLS Selection Guide (PDF file)

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