Liquid-Cooled Mount for High-Heat Load Laser Packages


  • Up to 140 W Heat Dissipation @ 25 °C
  • Removable Base for Space-Constrained Applications
  • Strain Relief Cable for Laser Protection
  • Thermistor Embedded in Cold Plate

LCM100

Liquid-Cooled Mount
for HHL Lasers

LCM100(/M) mount is shown here with an HHL Laser and CAB4007A LD / TEC Connector Cable secured to a breadboard using a BA4 mounting plate.

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LCM100 view of the laser connector, strain relief cable, coolant liquid fittings, and thermistor jack
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The liquid-cooled mount has a 9W4 connector to a Hi-Flex strain relief cable on one side and fittings for liquid coolant and a 2.5 mm stereo jack for a thermistor on another.
LCM100 Mount Exploded View
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The liquid-cooled top plate can be used separately from the base for space-constrained applications. When only the top plate is used, care should be taken to avoid cable strain damaging the laser diode pins.

Features

  • Supports Thorlabs' High-Heat Load (HHL) Distributed Feedback (DFB) and Fabry-Perot (FP) QCL Laser Packages
  • Integrated TH10K Thermistor in Top Plate
  • Up to 140 W Heat Dissipation @ 25 °C
  • Multiple Mounting and Orientation Options (See Mounting Options Tab)
    • 8-32 (M4 x 0.7) and 1/4"-20 (M6 x 1.0) Tapped Holes
    • Top Cold Plate is Removeable for Standalone Use
  • Dual Temperature and Current Control Capability
  • Replacement and Accessory Items Sold Below: 
    • CAB4007x LD / TEC Connector Cables for HHL Packages
    • Polyurethane (PU) Hoses
    • Valved In-Line Coupling Inserts

Thorlabs' LCM100(/M) Mount is designed to work with Thorlabs' High-Heat Load (HHL) lasers such as our Distributed-Feedback (DFB) Quantum Cascade (QCL) or Interband Cascade Lasers (ICL), Fabry-Perot (FP) QCLs, and other lasers with similar package types and pin assignments (see the Pin Diagrams tab for more details). An integrated thermistor and fittings for liquid-cooling allow for up to 140 W of heat dissipation at 25 °C from a user supplied cooling system. The LCM100(/M) mount also has an internally connected short flexible cable to connect a standard 10-Pin HHL laser package for added strain relief and protection from pulling of the laser cables.

Liquid-Cooling Capabilities
The LCM100(/M) mount has barbed fittings designed for 11/64" ID tubing placed on a face different from the laser connectors to avoid damage from spilled liquid. A plastic gasket and foam paste separate the liquid-cooled top plate from the rest of the mount to thermally isolate and avoid condensation in the base where the electrical connections are made. For precise temperature control applications, we recommend using the LCM100(/M) mount with Thorlabs' LK220 thermoelectric liquid chiller and the CDTX Coolflow DTX refrigerant antifreeze with corrosion inhibitors. The LCM100(/M) mount can also be used with user-supplied process cooling water, water from a radiative cooler or chiller, or most ethylene glycol-based coolants.

A TH10K Thermistor is integrated into the top cold plate. Users can interface with the thermistor via the 2.5 mm stereo jack on the side of the cold plate between the coolant liquid inlet and outlet ports.

Mounting Features
The laser mounting surface on the top plate features eight 4-40 (M3 x 0.5) threaded mounting holes allowing for three different HHL laser mounting positions horizontally along the cold plate. The LCM100(/M) mount has 8-32 (M4 x 0.7) tapped mounting holes on three sides and machined slots for CL6 table clamps on two sides. The bottom base of the mount also has four 8-32 (M4 x 0.7) and three 1/4"-20 (M6 x 1.0) tapped holes for mounting to Thorlabs' posts, slotted bases, or table clamps. The liquid-cooled top plate can be removed and used without the strain relief cable by unscrewing the four M4 x 0.7 screws on the top of the mount, as shown in the photo to the right. The four counterbored through holes in the top plate can then be used with 8-32 (M4 x 0.7) screws for mounting. The top plate also has 8-32 (M4 x 0.7) tapped mounting holes on three sides and machined slots for CL6 clamps on two sides. Please see the Mounting Options tab for more details.

Recommended Controllers and Cables
We recommend using our ITC4002QCL and ITC4005QCL LD and TEC controllers for QCL and ICL lasers combined with the either the CAB4007A or the CAB4007B connector cables. The CAB4007A and CAB4007B cables are made of Hi-Flex™†, high-current cable designed for use with the ITC400xQCL controllers and Thorlabs' standard HHL laser packages. We recommend that the CAB4007A connector cable is used with the fully assembled LCM100(/M) mount. The CAB4007B connector cable is recommended for use when the top plate has been removed from the base. In this configuration, the CAB4007B connects the HHL package of the laser diode directly to the ITC LD / TEC controller. With the top plate in its standalone configuration, care must be taken to avoid pulling the CAB4007B cable as this could damage the laser diode. Other laser and TEC controllers may also be used as long as the specifications meet those needed for safe operation and connection of the laser diode.

†Hi-Flex™ is a trademark of Cicoil.

LCM100(/M) Specifications
Laser Specificationsa
Laser Diodes Supported High Heat Load (HHL) Laser Packages
Laser Pin Configurations Standard 10-Pin HHL Package
Pin Lead Diameterb 0.9 - 1.05 mm
Laser Interface 9W4, Female Connector
Thermal Specifcationsc
Maximum Cooling Power 140 W Heat Dissipation
@ Tambient = Tlaser = 25 °C
Sensor Type TH10K Thermistor
Temperature Accuracy ±1 °C @ 25 °C
Sensor Connector Type 2.5 mm Stereo Jack
General Specifications
LD Mounting Surface Flatness ±0.008" (0.20 mm) Over the Entire Surface
Max Current Pin A1, A2, A3, A4 10 A
Pin 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 5 A
Operating Temperature Range -15 °C to 60 °C
Compatible Controllersd ITC4002QCL and ITC4005QCL
Pressure Rating 50 psi
Push-Fit Pipe Fitting Inner Diameter 11/64"
Dimensions (L x W x H) 3.15 in x 3.55 in x 2.17 in
(80.0 mm x 90.2 mm x 55.0 mm)
Weight 0.5 kg
  • See Max Current spec in the General Specifications section for information on the maximum Laser Current. 
  • Acceptable pin diameter for the flat 10-Pin Female Connector on the strain relief cable.
  • See Max Current spec in the General Specifications section for information on the maximum TEC Current.
  • Other controllers, such as those in the ITC series, may be used with the LCM100(/M) mount, but care must be taken to ensure the controller specifications meet what is required for safe operation of the laser package and the cables used are compatible with the controller, mount, and laser package.
Operating Temperature and Condensationa
Relative Air
Humidity (RH)
Temperature
Differenceb (ΔT)
Relative Air
Humidity (RH)
Temperature
Differenceb (ΔT)
95% 1 °C 55% 9 - 12 °C
90% 2 °C 50% 10 - 13 °C
85% 2 - 3 °C 45% 12 - 14 °C
80% 3 - 4 °C 40% 13 - 17 °C
75% 4 - 5 °C 35% 16 - 19 °C
70% 5 - 6 °C 30% 18 - 21 °C
65% 6 - 8 °C 25% 21 - 23 °C
60% 7 - 9 °C 20% 24 - 27 °C
  • Due to the humidity of the work area and the difference between the operating temperature of the cold plate and the environment, when the temperature is lower than the dew point temperature, there is a possibility that condensation (dew) may form on the cold plate surface. This table shows the approximate temperature difference between the cold plate and the environment that would cause condensation to form at a specific relative humidity.
  • Temperature difference between the cold plate and the environment.
TH10K Thermistor Specificationsa,b
General Specifications
Sensor Connector Type 2.5 mm Stereo Jack
Thermistor Electrical Resistance
Resistance at 25 °C (R25 °C) 10 kΩ
Temperature Accuracy ±1 °C at 25 °C
Dissipation Constant 1.4 mW/°C
Time Constant 15 s
Operating Range -50 °C to 150 °C
Temperature Coefficient -4.40 %/°C
  • For more information on connecting to the thermistor, please refer to the standard support documentation, which can be accessed by clicking on the red docs icon (docs icon) below
  • We also offer an Excel file which quickly calculates measured resistance for a given temperature or temperature for a measured resistance.

Mounting Configurations for the LCM100(/M) Liquid-Cooled Mount

For maximum laser protection, we recommend using the fully assembled LCM100(/M) mount with the strain relief cable in conjunction with the CAB4007A cable (sold separately). For space-constrained applications, the top cold plate can be used separately, without any loss to the cooling capacity, by removing the four M4 x 0.7 screws (shown in the photo to the right) securing it to the lower block of the mount with the strain relief cable attached. In this configuration, the CAB4007B cable is recommended for connection to the laser diode and TEC controller.


On-Table Mounting Arrangements

LCM100 with mounted with a BA4 plate.
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LCM1001Liquid-Cooled Mount for High-Heat Load Laser Packages, Imperial
CAB4007A1LD / TEC Connection Cable for ITC4000 to LCM100(/M), 9W4 to 13W3 and 17W2, 5 A / 11 A, 1.5 m
BA41Tapped Mounting Base, 3" x 5" x 3/8"
HPU61Polyurethane Hose, 1/4" OD, 11/64" ID, 5 m Length
SH25S07511/4"-20 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 3/4" Long, 25 Pack
W25S05011/4" Washer, M6 Compatible, Stainless Steel, 100 Pack
QD8912HH1DFB QCL, 8.912 µm CWL, 3 cm-1 Tuning, 150 mW, Horizontal HHL
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LCM100/M1Liquid-Cooled Mount for High-Heat Load Laser Packages, Metric
CAB4007A1LD / TEC Connection Cable for ITC4000 to LCM100(/M), 9W4 to 13W3 and 17W2, 5 A / 11 A, 1.5 m
BA4/M1Tapped Mounting Base, 75 mm x 125 mm x 10 mm, Metric
HPU61Polyurethane Hose, 1/4" OD, 11/64" ID, 5 m Length
SH6MS161M6 x 1.0 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 16 mm Long, 25 Pack
W25S05011/4" Washer, M6 Compatible, Stainless Steel, 100 Pack
QD8912HH1DFB QCL, 8.912 µm CWL, 3 cm-1 Tuning, 150 mW, Horizontal HHL
LCM100 with mounted with CL6 clamps.
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LCM1001Liquid-Cooled Mount for High-Heat Load Laser Packages, Imperial
CAB4007A1LD / TEC Connection Cable for ITC4000 to LCM100(/M), 9W4 to 13W3 and 17W2, 5 A / 11 A, 1.5 m
CL62Table Clamp, RLA Series Optical Rails
HPU61Polyurethane Hose, 1/4" OD, 11/64" ID, 5 m Length
SH25S07511/4"-20 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 3/4" Long, 25 Pack
W25S05011/4" Washer, M6 Compatible, Stainless Steel, 100 Pack
QD8912HH1DFB QCL, 8.912 µm CWL, 3 cm-1 Tuning, 150 mW, Horizontal HHL
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LCM100/M1Liquid-Cooled Mount for High-Heat Load Laser Packages, Metric
CAB4007A1LD / TEC Connection Cable for ITC4000 to LCM100(/M), 9W4 to 13W3 and 17W2, 5 A / 11 A, 1.5 m
CL62Table Clamp, RLA Series Optical Rails
HPU61Polyurethane Hose, 1/4" OD, 11/64" ID, 5 m Length
SH6MS161M6 x 1.0 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 16 mm Long, 25 Pack
W25S05011/4" Washer, M6 Compatible, Stainless Steel, 100 Pack
QD8912HH1DFB QCL, 8.912 µm CWL, 3 cm-1 Tuning, 150 mW, Horizontal HHL
LCM100 Top Plate mounted with CL6 clamps.
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LCM1001Liquid-Cooled Mount for High-Heat Load Laser Packages, Imperial
CAB4007B1LD / TEC Connection Cable for ITC4000 to Standard 10-Pin HHL Packages, 10-Pin HHL to 13W3 and 17W2, 5 A / 10 A, 1.5 m
CL62Table Clamp, RLA Series Optical Rails
HPU61Polyurethane Hose, 1/4" OD, 11/64" ID, 5 m Length
SH25S07511/4"-20 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 3/4" Long, 25 Pack
W25S05011/4" Washer, M6 Compatible, Stainless Steel, 100 Pack
QD8912HH1DFB QCL, 8.912 µm CWL, 3 cm-1 Tuning, 150 mW, Horizontal HHL
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LCM100/M1Liquid-Cooled Mount for High-Heat Load Laser Packages, Metric
CAB4007B1LD / TEC Connection Cable for ITC4000 to Standard 10-Pin HHL Packages, 10-Pin HHL to 13W3 and 17W2, 5 A / 10 A, 1.5 m
CL62Table Clamp, RLA Series Optical Rails
HPU61Polyurethane Hose, 1/4" OD, 11/64" ID, 5 m Length
SH6MS161M6 x 1.0 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 16 mm Long, 25 Pack
W25S05011/4" Washer, M6 Compatible, Stainless Steel, 100 Pack
QD8912HH1DFB QCL, 8.912 µm CWL, 3 cm-1 Tuning, 150 mW, Horizontal HHL

Elevated Mounting Arrangements

LCM100 with posts mounted on a BA2 Plate.
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LCM1001Liquid-Cooled Mount for High-Heat Load Laser Packages, Imperial
CAB4007A1LD / TEC Connection Cable for ITC4000 to LCM100(/M), 9W4 to 13W3 and 17W2, 5 A / 11 A, 1.5 m
TR22Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 Setscrew, 1/4"-20 Tap, L = 2"
PH22Ø1/2" Post Holder, Spring-Loaded Hex-Locking Thumbscrew, L = 2"
BA21Mounting Base, 2" x 3" x 3/8"
HPU61Polyurethane Hose, 1/4" OD, 11/64" ID, 5 m Length
SH25S07511/4"-20 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 3/4" Long, 25 Pack
W25S05011/4" Washer, M6 Compatible, Stainless Steel, 100 Pack
QD8912HH1DFB QCL, 8.912 µm CWL, 3 cm-1 Tuning, 150 mW, Horizontal HHL
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LCM100/M1Liquid-Cooled Mount for High-Heat Load Laser Packages, Metric
CAB4007A1LD / TEC Connection Cable for ITC4000 to LCM100(/M), 9W4 to 13W3 and 17W2, 5 A / 11 A, 1.5 m
TR50/M2Ø12.7 mm Optical Post, SS, M4 Setscrew, M6 Tap, L = 50 mm
PH50/M2Ø12.7 mm Post Holder, Spring-Loaded Hex-Locking Thumbscrew, L=50 mm
BA2/M1Mounting Base, 50 mm x 75 mm x 10 mm
HPU61Polyurethane Hose, 1/4" OD, 11/64" ID, 5 m Length
SH6MS161M6 x 1.0 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 16 mm Long, 25 Pack
W25S05011/4" Washer, M6 Compatible, Stainless Steel, 100 Pack
QD8912HH1DFB QCL, 8.912 µm CWL, 3 cm-1 Tuning, 150 mW, Horizontal HHL
LCM100 mounted on 4 posts.
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LCM1001Liquid-Cooled Mount for High-Heat Load Laser Packages, Imperial
CAB4007A1LD / TEC Connection Cable for ITC4000 to LCM100(/M), 9W4 to 13W3 and 17W2, 5 A / 11 A, 1.5 m
TR24Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 Setscrew, 1/4"-20 Tap, L = 2"
PH24Ø1/2" Post Holder, Spring-Loaded Hex-Locking Thumbscrew, L = 2"
BE14Ø1.25" Studded Pedestal Base Adapter, 1/4"-20 Thread
CF1254Clamping Fork, 1.24" Counterbored Slot, Universal
HPU61Polyurethane Hose, 1/4" OD, 11/64" ID, 5 m Length
SH25S07511/4"-20 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 3/4" Long, 25 Pack
W25S05011/4" Washer, M6 Compatible, Stainless Steel, 100 Pack
QD8912HH1DFB QCL, 8.912 µm CWL, 3 cm-1 Tuning, 150 mW, Horizontal HHL
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LCM100/M1Liquid-Cooled Mount for High-Heat Load Laser Packages, Metric
CAB4007A1LD / TEC Connection Cable for ITC4000 to LCM100(/M), 9W4 to 13W3 and 17W2, 5 A / 11 A, 1.5 m
TR50/M4Ø12.7 mm Optical Post, SS, M4 Setscrew, M6 Tap, L = 50 mm
PH50/M4Ø12.7 mm Post Holder, Spring-Loaded Hex-Locking Thumbscrew, L=50 mm
BE1/M4Ø31.8 mm Studded Pedestal Base Adapter, M6 Thread
CF1254Clamping Fork, 1.24" Counterbored Slot, Universal
HPU61Polyurethane Hose, 1/4" OD, 11/64" ID, 5 m Length
SH6MS161M6 x 1.0 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 16 mm Long, 25 Pack
W25S05011/4" Washer, M6 Compatible, Stainless Steel, 100 Pack
QD8912HH1DFB QCL, 8.912 µm CWL, 3 cm-1 Tuning, 150 mW, Horizontal HHL
LCM100 Top Plate with 4 posts
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LCM1001Liquid-Cooled Mount for High-Heat Load Laser Packages, Imperial
CAB4007B1LD / TEC Connection Cable for ITC4000 to Standard 10-Pin HHL Packages, 10-Pin HHL to 13W3 and 17W2, 5 A / 10 A, 1.5 m
TR24Ø1/2" Optical Post, SS, 8-32 Setscrew, 1/4"-20 Tap, L = 2"
PH24Ø1/2" Post Holder, Spring-Loaded Hex-Locking Thumbscrew, L = 2"
BE14Ø1.25" Studded Pedestal Base Adapter, 1/4"-20 Thread
CF1254Clamping Fork, 1.24" Counterbored Slot, Universal
HPU61Polyurethane Hose, 1/4" OD, 11/64" ID, 5 m Length
SH25S07511/4"-20 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 3/4" Long, 25 Pack
W25S05011/4" Washer, M6 Compatible, Stainless Steel, 100 Pack
SH8S07518-32 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 3/4" Long, 50 Pack
QD8912HH1DFB QCL, 8.912 µm CWL, 3 cm-1 Tuning, 150 mW, Horizontal HHL
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Item #QtyDescription
LCM100/M1Liquid-Cooled Mount for High-Heat Load Laser Packages, Metric
CAB4007B1LD / TEC Connection Cable for ITC4000 to Standard 10-Pin HHL Packages, 10-Pin HHL to 13W3 and 17W2, 5 A / 10 A, 1.5 m
TR50/M4Ø12.7 mm Optical Post, SS, M4 Setscrew, M6 Tap, L = 50 mm
PH50/M4Ø12.7 mm Post Holder, Spring-Loaded Hex-Locking Thumbscrew, L=50 mm
BE1/M4Ø31.8 mm Studded Pedestal Base Adapter, M6 Thread
CF1254Clamping Fork, 1.24" Counterbored Slot, Universal
HPU61Polyurethane Hose, 1/4" OD, 11/64" ID, 5 m Length
SH6MS101M6 x 1.0 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 10 mm Long, 25 Pack
W25S05011/4" Washer, M6 Compatible, Stainless Steel, 100 Pack
SH4MS201M4 x 0.7 Stainless Steel Cap Screw, 20 mm Long, 50 Pack
QD8912HH1DFB QCL, 8.912 µm CWL, 3 cm-1 Tuning, 150 mW, Horizontal HHL

LCM100(/M) Mount

The LCM100(/M) mount features a strain relief cable with a Flat 10-Pin HHL Female Connector connected internally to a Female 9W4 Connector on the base of the mount. The CAB4007A Laser / TEC Connector is recommended for connecting a Laser and TEC controller to the mount. The mount also contains an embedded TH10K thermistor for temperature sensing. The pin readout for a 2.5 mm Thermistor Stereo Jack (not included in the LCM100(/M) mount) is given below.  

LCM100(/M) Flat Connector
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Flat 10-Pin HHL Female Connector
Attached to the LCM100(/M) Mount
LCM100(/M) DB9W4 Connector
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9W4 Female Connector
LCM100(/M) Mount
9W4 Pin Signal Flat 10-Pin
HHL Connector
Max Current
Input
A4 TEC Cathode (-) 1 10 A
2 No Connection 3 5 A
A3 Laser Diode Anode (+) 4 10 A
1 Thermistor (+) 5 5 A
3 Thermistor (-), Analog Ground 6 5 A
A2 Laser Diode Cathode (-) 7 10 A
4 EEPROM (+) 8 5 A
5 EEPROM (- / Ground) 9 5 A
A1 TEC Anode (+) 10 10 A

2.5 mm Thermistor Stereo Jack Pin Readout

LCM100(/M) 2.5 mm stereo jack
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2.5 mm Thermistor Stereo Jack Pin Diagram

CAB4007A Laser / TEC Cable

This cable is made of a highly flexible flat cable and contains a 9W4 male connector on one end and 17W2 and 13W3 male connectors on the other end. The CAB4007A is designed for connecting an LCM100(/M) liquid-cooled mount to a Thorlabs ITC400xQCL series controller.

LCM100(/M) DB17W2 Connector
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17W2 Male Connector
LCM100(/M) DB13W3 Connector
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13W3 Male Connector
LCM100(/M) DB9W4 Connector
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9W4 Male Connector
CAB4007A
9W4 Pin Signal 13W3 Pin 17W2 Pin Max Current
Input
A4 TEC Cathode (-) No Connection A2 11 A
2 No Connection No Connection No Connection 5 A
A3 Laser Diode Anode (+) A3 No Connection 11 A
1 Thermistor (+) No Connection 4 5 A
3 Thermistor (-) No Connection 3 5 A
A2 Laser Diode Cathode (-) A2 No Connection 11 A
4 EEPROM (+) 3 No Connection 5 A
5 EEPROM (- / Ground) 9 No Connection 5 A
A1 TEC Anode (+) No Connection A1 11 A
No Connection Laser Driver Interlock 5, 6 No Connection -
No Connection TEC Driver Interlock No Connection 1, 15 -

CAB4007B Laser / TEC Cable

This cable is made of a highly flexible flat cable and contains a Flat 10-Pin HHL Female connector on one end and 17W2 and 13W3 male connectors on the other end. The CAB4007B is designed for connecting any laser with a standard 10-Pin HHL package to a Thorlabs ITC400xQCL series controller.

CAB4007B DB13W3 Connector
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13W3 Male Connector
CAB4007B DB17W2 Connector
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17W2 Male Connector
CAB4007B Flat Connector
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Flat 10-Pin HHL Female Connector
CAB4007B
Flat 10-Pin
HHL Connector
Signal 13W3 Pin 17W2 Pin Max Current
Input
1 TEC Cathode (-) No Connection A2 10 A
3 No Connection No Connection No Connection 5 A
4 Laser Diode Anode (+) A3 No Connection 10 A
5 Thermistor (+) No Connection 4 5 A
6 Thermistor (-) No Connection 3 5 A
7 Laser Diode Cathode (-) A2 No Connection 10 A
8 EEPROM (+) 3 No Connection 5 A
9 EEPROM (- / Ground) 9 No Connection 5 A
10 TEC Anode (+) No Connection A1 10 A
No Connection Laser Driver Interlock 5, 6 No Connection -
No Connection TEC Driver Interlock No Connection 1, 15 -
LCM100(/M) Components
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Components contained in an LCM100(/M) package. The LCM100 is shown in the image above.

Shipping List

The following accessories are included with each LCM100(/M) Mount:

  • LCM100(/M) Mount for HHL Laser Packages
  • Four 4-40 (or M3 x 0.5) Screws for Mounting an HHL Laser Package
  • Two Pairs of QVF6 and QVM6 Valved CPC®† In-Line Coupling Inserts
  • Two 80 mm Long Polyurethane (PU) Hoses with 11/64" ID and 1/4" OD
  • Two Spring Lock Hose Clamps for 1/4" OD Hoses

†CPC® is a registered trademark of the Colder Products Company.


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Liquid-Cooled Mount for HHL Laser Packages

Components Included

  • LCM100(/M) Mount
  • 2x 80 mm Long Polyurethane Hoses (11/64" ID, 1/4" OD)
  • 2x QVF6 Valved CPC In-Line Coupling Insert
  • 2x QVM6 Valved CPC In-Line Coupling Body

Items Available for Purchase Separately

  • CAB4007A Hi-Flex Connector Cable When Using the Full LCM100(/M) Mount
  • CAB4007B Hi-Flex Connector Cable When Using the Top Cold Plate Alone
  • HHL Laser Such as Our DFB QCLs and ICLs or FP QCLs
  • ITC4002QCL or ITC4005QCL Laser and TEC Controller*
  • Mounting Equipment (CL6 Clamps, BA4 Plate, 1/2" Posts, etc.)
  • Cooler or Chiller Such as Our LK220 Liquid Chiller
  • Coolant or Water Such as Our CDTX Refrigerant
  • Compact Liquid-Cooled Mount for High-Heat Load Lasers
    • Up To 140 W Heat Dissipation @ 25 °C
  • Built-In 9W4 Connector to Hi-Flex Cable for Strain Relief
  • Multiple Mounting Options (See Mounting Options tab for more details)
    • Standalone Top Cold Plate
  • Fitted for 11/64" Inner Diameter (ID) Polyurethane (PU) Hoses and Fittings

The LCM100(/M) mount is designed for Thorlabs' HHL laser packages and other lasers with a standard HHL package. The mount is configured with a custom 9W4 connector internally connected to a short, Hi-Flex cable that connects to the laser diode package. The base of the mount and short cable provide strain relief and protection against any accidental pulling of the laser driver cable. The CAB4007A connector cable can be used with the full mount while the CAB4007B connector cable is designed for when only the top cold plate is in use. These cables are available for purchase separate from the LCM100(/M) mount. Please see the Pin Diagrams tab for more details on the pin assignments and cable connections. 

The LCM100(/M) mount has fittings for 11/64" ID PU hoses (HPU6) which can be coupled to the user-supplied cooling system via the Valved CPC®† In-Line Coupling Components (QVF6 and QVM6). A spring lock hose clamp is used to secure one of the PU tubes onto the barbed fitting of the LCM100(/M) mount, and then a pair of QVF6 and QVM6 couplers are used to connect the 80 mm PU tubing to the cooling system. The QVF6 and QVM6 utilize a quick-connect spring loaded valve which limits spills of liquids when they are disconnected from each other. 

†CPC® is a registered trademark of the Colder Products Company.

*Other Laser and / or TEC controllers can be used, but care must be taken that the proper specifications are met by both the controller and connector cables.

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Laser Diode and TEC Driver Cables for HHL Lasers

Item # CAB4007A CAB4007B
Description Hi-Flex LD / TEC Cable
for LCM100(/M) Mount
Hi-Flex LD / TEC Cable
for 10-Pin HHL Packages
Max Currenta Pin A1, A2, A3, A4 11 A 10 A
Pin 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 5 A 5 A
Connector Type 17W2 Male and 13W3 Male
to 9W4 Male
17W2 Male and 13W3 Male
to a Flat 10-Pin HHL
Female Connector
  • See the Pin Diagrams tab for more information.

The CAB4007A and CAB4007B connector cables are Hi-Flex, unshielded cables designed for high-current applications, where the laser diode (LD) and thermoelectric cooler (TEC) currents exceed most standard cable limits.

The CAB4007A cable connects the complete LCM100(/M) mount to ITC400xQCL series controllers via the 9W4 connector. The CAB4007B cable connects any HHL laser with a standard 10-Pin HHL package directly to an ITC400xQCL series controller via the Flat 10-Pin HHL Female Connector. The CAB4007B connector cable can be used with the LCM100(/M) mount when only the top cold plate is in use. For the pinout of the CAB4007A and CAB4007B cables, see the Pin Diagrams tab.

Please pay attention to the controller specifications when the CAB4007A or CAB4007B connector cables are used with a controller other than the ITC400xQCL controllers to ensure that the cables will safely connect to the controller(s).

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CAB4007A Support Documentation
CAB4007ACustomer Inspired! LD / TEC Connection Cable for ITC4000 to LCM100(/M), 9W4 to 13W3 and 17W2, 5 A / 11 A, 1.5 m
$265.20
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CAB4007B Support Documentation
CAB4007BCustomer Inspired! LD / TEC Connection Cable for ITC4000 to Standard 10-Pin HHL Packages, 10-Pin HHL to 13W3 and 17W2, 5 A / 10 A, 1.5 m
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Hoses and Fittings

Hoses and Fittings
Hose Item # OD ID Compatible
Coupling Insert
Compatible
Coupling Body
HPU6 1/4" 11/64" QVF6 QVM6
HPU9 3/8" 1/4" QVF9 QVM9
  • 5 m Long Polyurethane Hoses Available in Two Sizes:
    • 1/4" Outer Diameter and 11/64" Inner Diameter
    • 3/8" Outer Diameter and 1/4" Inner Diameter
  • Natural White Acetal Coupling Fittings and Inserts with BUNA-N Seals
  • Can Withstand 120 psi of Pressure

Thorlabs offers various polyurethane hoses and coupling inserts that allow for easy connection to a water or coolant supply. All items can withstand up to 120 psi of pressure and can be used with water, ethanol-based coolants, or any glycol-based coolant, such as our CDTX Coolant.

The 5 m Long Polyurethane (PU) Hoses have an inner diameter (ID) of 11/64" or 1/4" and outer diameter (OD) of 1/4" or 3/8". These hoses can be used in temperatures from -15 to 60 °C. These hoses are intended to be used alongside our in-line 1/4” OD or 3/8” OD coupling inserts and bodies.

The inserts have male connection ports, while the bodies have female connectors with a self-lock structure for secure connection. Inserts and bodies are intended to be used in pairs, as any coupling insert can mate with any coupling body. The QVF6 coupling body and QVM6 coupling insert can support HPU6 tubing with a 11/64" ID and 1/4" OD, while the QVF9 coupling insert and QVM9 coupling body can support HPU9 tubing with a 1/4" ID and 3/8" OD.

The hoses, inserts, and bodies can be used for quick connections to a variety of Thorlabs catalog items, as well as for conversion from 1/4" ID to 11/64" ID hose. These hoses and fittings are compatible with our Thermoelectric Liquid Chiller, Liquid-Cooled Cold Plates, Water-Cooled Breadboards, or Spatial Light Modulators.

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HPU6 Support Documentation
HPU6Polyurethane Hose, 1/4" OD, 11/64" ID, 5 m Length
$10.51
7-10 Days
HPU9 Support Documentation
HPU9Polyurethane Hose, 3/8" OD, 1/4" ID, 5 m Length
$14.69
7-10 Days
QVF6 Support Documentation
QVF61/4" OD, 11/64" ID Valved In-Line Coupling Insert
$16.73
7-10 Days
QVF9 Support Documentation
QVF93/8" OD, 1/4" ID Valved In-Line Coupling Insert
$16.73
7-10 Days
QVM6 Support Documentation
QVM61/4" OD, 11/64" ID Valved In-Line Coupling Body
$23.05
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QVM9 Support Documentation
QVM93/8" OD, 1/4" ID Valved In-Line Coupling Body
$23.05
7-10 Days