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LST-5VDC Optical Shutter Specifications

Switching Time Specifications
Specification 1 mm BEAM 3 mm FULL APERTURE
open Delay Time 3.5 ms 3.0 ms
open Rise Time 1.0 ms 2.0 ms
open Total Time 4.5 ms 5.0 ms
Close Delay Time 2.3 ms 1.5 ms
Close Fall Time 0.7 ms 2.0 ms
Close Total Time 3.0 ms 3.5 ms
LST-5VDC OPTICAL SHUTTER SPECIFICATIONS
ELECTRICAL DRIVE DIRECT DRIVE 5V AT 0.5 A
APERTURE DIAMETER 3.0 mm
TYPICAL BEAM DIAMETER 1.0 mm
MAX. OPTICAL POWER HANDLING 2 Watts (30 mJ/cm2 LIDT)
MAXIMUM REPETITION RATE 50 Hz Continuous
NOMINAL MAGNETIC IMPEDANCE 10 Ohms
CABLE/LENGTH 26g Teflon, 18 inches
OVERALL SIZE 2″ x 1″ x 0.4″
THERMAL POWER DISSIPATION HOLDING OPEN 2.5 WATTS
THERMAL POWER DISSIPATION AT 50 Hz 1.2 WATTS

 

Note: ALSO AVAILABLE FOR 3.25 VDC. CONTACT US FOR SPECS.
Specifications updated on March 29, 2021

Description

The high reliability LST-5VDC optical shutter provides the best value with 5V or 3.3V direct drive. Its compact 2” x 1” x 0.4” package size with 3mm aperture provides the optimum package to aperture size ratio.

SIMPLE 5V DIRECT DRIVE

 

The electrical drive becomes the simplest form for users with 5V or 3.3V direct drive. Lowest cost electrical drive, a switch, is achieved. Thermal management becomes negligible with only 2.5W thermal power dissipation when holding open.

Considerations for all laser shutters and optical shutters include proximity to high magnetic fields and strict observance of optical power rating. Subjecting the optical shutter to “large” size dust particles and debris could inhibit the optical shutter motion.

See the Mechanical Drawing tab for dimensions. Also see the Application Notes in the Technical Information menu for important operational issues including: thermal mounting, user-built circuits, polarization, lifetime, jitter, vacuum operation, and contamination. See the Product Matrix page to compare laser shutter models.

Mechanical Drawing

LST-5VDC Optical Shutter Mechanical Drawing

Note: 3-D solid model available upon request (Solidworks or .stp file)