Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR) Releases High-Power 633 nm Single-Mode Red Laser Diode for Use in Biomedical, Inspection, and Measurement Applications
Oclaro, an accomplished supplier and innovator in the optical communications and laser solutions market, announced today that it has released its HL63163DG red laser diode at 633 nm wavelength providing 100 mW single-transverse-mode optical output power for use in the biomedical, inspection, and measurement marketplace. The Oclaro HL63163DG red laser offers a compressed alternative to customers seeking a more compact option relative to the existing bulky Helium-Neon (He-Ne) gas lasers that are less energy efficient.
The development of the HL63163DG laser was centered on enabling system designers to increase the measurement accuracy, stability, and speed essential for biomedical and inspection applications. By leveraging existing technologies used for Oclaro lasers in the 637 to 642 nm range, Oclaro was able to provide these performance increases while also reducing footprint and power consumption. The level of performance achieved by the HL63163DG laser is typically associated only with large He-Ne gas lasers. Specifically, Oclaro’s new laser delivers low power consumption of only 0.4 W while operating at 100 mW in the 633 nm wavelength band, and comes in a highly-compact 5.6 mm-diameter TO industry-standard package.
“We expect to see the HL63163DG laser cannibalize the He-Ne gas lasers market since we’ve been able to shrink the laser size and lower the power consumption without compromising the performance attributes needed for the biomedical and inspection markets,” said Takayuki Kanno, President, Oclaro Japan and GM of the Modules and Devices Business Unit. “The industry has long been waiting on a semiconductor laser solution, and Oclaro was able to overcome the design challenges to offer a laser diode capable of delivering a high power 633 nm beam.”
Oclaro’s portfolio of high performance, visible, and near-infrared laser diode products is one of the most expansive in the industry, containing lasers ranging from 1 mW to 2 kW, and 405 nm to 1500 nm, founded on over 30 years of innovative laser heritage. The company will showcase its portfolio of visible and near-infrared laser devices, and VCSEL products and technology at the Laser World of Photonics conference, May 13-16, 2013, at the Messe Munchen Trade Fair Center in Munich, Germany.