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powerful red laser diodes from OCLARO (Opnext) offer high temperature operation in tiny package

PRESS RELEASE: November 2011

The Optoelectronics Company, a distributor of innovative optoelectronic components, is pleased to announce the release of two new 638nm high power, low operating current red laser diodes from Oclaro. They have been developed for the miniature projector and show laser markets which are experiencing rapid growth due to mobile applications.

Oclaro's optimised manufacturing processes have enabled a significant upgrade to its range of red laser diodes. These two new diodes offer higher temperature operation, shorter wavelengths and higher power in a smaller package.

Oclaro's latest red laser diode, the HL63603TG has a wavelength of 638nm and an output power of 120mW. It is available in a tiny 3.8mm package with single transverse mode and is ideal as the red light source of RGB laser pico projectors. It is also suitable for use in laser modules and optical measurement equipment. It offers the world's highest temperature operation of 60 degrees Centigrade and 120mW of optical output power in the 638nm wavelength band.

> download Oclaro HL63603TG datasheet PDF

The HL63133DG red laser diode also offers high power and high temperature operation in a 5.6mm package, with 170mW optical output power at 40° Centigrade in the 638nm wavelength band and operates in the single transverse mode.

> download Oclaro HL63133DG datasheet PDF

Both new diodes have been designed to consume less power, resulting in extended battery operation and greater economy.

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Oclaro offers a comprehensive line-up of laser diodes from 404nm through 852nm and output power ranges from 5mW to 500mW. These top quality, reliable products feature high power, low operating current and high performance infrared.

All Oclaro laser diodes are RoHS compliant.

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about OCLARO

OCLARO, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) is one of the largest providers of lasers and optical components, modules and subsystems for the optical communications, industrial, and consumer laser markets. The company is a global leader dedicated to photonics innovation, with cutting-edge research and development (R&D) and chip fabrication facilities in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Switzerland, Israel, Korea and Japan. It has in-house and contract manufacturing sites in China, Malaysia and Thailand, with design, sales and service organizations in most of the major regions around the world. For more information, visit http://www.oclaro.com.

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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