Laser driver with temperature sensor on an integrated circuit

  • US 5,844,928 A
  • Filed: 02/20/1997
  • Issued: 12/01/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of generating a drive current for a laser, comprising the steps of:

  • monitoring the temperature of an integrated circuit that generates drive current for a laser, the integrated circuit remotely located with respect to said laser;

    converting the temperature of the integrated circuit to a corresponding temperature at the laser; and

    generating a drive current for the laser that is a function of the corresponding temperature at the laser.

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