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new Oclaro red laser diodes home in on laser TV and laser projection

massive 700mW optical power at 638nm from tiny 5.6mm package

PRESS RELEASE: July 2014

The Optoelectronics Company is delighted to announce that Oclaro's high power HL63193MG laser diode is now in mass production, news which will interest the laser TV, video projection and show laser markets, desperate as they are for higher and higher power output from ever smaller laser diode packages.

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OCLARO HL63193MG specifications

The AlGaInP HL63193MG is a multi-transverse mode laser diode with TM mode oscillation in a 5.6mm diameter tiny TO package. It offers a massive 700mW optical output power at a typical centre lasing wavelength of 638nm, has an operating temperature up to 40 degrees C, typical operating voltage of 2.2V, LD reverse voltage of 2V, with a typical threshold current of 200mA and operating current of 820mA. The typical beam divergence parallel to the junction is 9 degrees, perpendicular to the junction is 35 degrees.

output power maximised

"The march toward higher and higher power diode lasers shows no signs of slowing down yet since high power red laser diodes remain critical to achieve the vivid colour, brightness and image quality required for laser TV and laser display applications. This Oclaro 700mW red laser diode enables overall output power to be maximised without increasing the number of components inside the projector," said Tony Pope, M.D., the Optoelectronics Company.

high wall plug efficiency

Notwithstanding its 700mW optical power output, the HL63193MG offers a high wall-plug efficiency rate of 38 per cent which reduces both its electrical power consumption and the amount of heat that has to be removed from the package, allowing for a more compact and integrated design. High wall-plug efficiency, particularly for high-power lasers, is critical as it not only cuts down the electricity bill but also reduces the demands on electrical installations and on the cooling system, resulting in a reduction of the size of the laser system.

The Oclaro HL63193MG is currently in full, volume production as demand increases.

Oclaro's high performance laser diodes are proven to consume a low operating current which extends battery life whilst maintaining the integrity of the laser diode power in a variety of applications such as inspection, measurement and biomedical applications and as a light source for optical equipment. All Oclaro diodes are RoHS compliant.

Oclaro high performance laser diodes are available from the Optoelectronics Company. Please contact the Optoelectronics Company to request samples for testing.

OCLARO Opnext laser diodes

OCLARO (Opnext) has an expanded portfolio of laser diodes that now includes violet, visible and near-infrared lasers that deliver industry-leading innovation, quality and brightness. This comprehensive product line-up will enable customers to address a wide range of markets such as material processing, printing, medical, pumping, display, instrumentation and optical communications, as well as new consumer markets such as laser display, 3D sensing and optical interconnects.

Opnext OCLARO merger

Through its merger with Opnext, OCLARO was able to add visible and violet laser diode solutions to its portfolio and, at the same time, strengthen OCLARO's presence in Japan and Asia where key customers in the industrial and consumer markets are located. With this expanded portfolio, OCLARO can now provide infrared and violet laser diode solutions for computer-to-plate printing applications as well as red laser diodes for digital printing applications.

OCLARO (Opnext) high performance laser diodes are available through the Optoelectronics Company.

ABOUT THE OPTOELECTRONICS COMPANY LTD

The Optoelectronics Company is a manufacturer of custom-designed and standard laser diode modules and laser diode collimators. It is also a supplier of  USHIO (ex Oclaro ex Opnext) Laser Diodes and Panasonic Aspherical Glass Lenses to industrial, medical, biomedical and defence customers throughout the UK, Europe and USA.

contact details

For more information about the Optoelectronics Company please visit our website at www.oe-company.com or contact us at: Green End Farm, Wood End Green, Henham, Hertfordshire, CM22 6AY, UK, tel: +44 (0) 1279 851851, email: info@oe-company.com.

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