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13 May 2013

Oclaro claims broadest wavelength range of high-power laser diodes for multi-kilowatt direct-diode systems

Optical components, modules and subsystems developer Oclaro Inc of San Jose, CA, USA has launched what is claimed to be the industry’s broadest wavelength range of high-power, high-brightness laser diodes enabling multi-kilowatt direct-diode systems. The firm’s high-power laser diodes are available over a wavelength range from 800nm to 1070nm and are shipping in volume to laser system makers targeting the industrial, semiconductor, automotive and materials processing markets.

In addition to output power and brightness, another critical factor for scaling the power of kilowatt direct-diode systems is the consistency of performance and reliability across the entire available wavelength range that is used, says Olcaro. Within the 910-1070nm wavelength range, Oclaro offers seven standard wavelength windows with up to 200W on a microchannel cooler and up to 120W on the passive mini-cooler, the Oclaro BLM. This family of mounted bar products enables the scaling of system power up to 15kW. Oclaro says that, through on-going innovation efforts, it recently demonstrated output powers of up to 350W on a microchannel cooler and 250W on a passive mini-cooler, illustrating the technology reach.

“Today’s announcement underscores our ability to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for direct-diode applications and highlights the extensive technology and design capabilities we have assembled in-house,” says Gunnar Stolze, VP of sales for the Global Industrial and Consumer business. “By offering the industry’s broadest wavelength range while consistently delivering product performance and reliability, our customers have the flexibility to scale system power as needed to better respond to their customer's needs,” he adds.

Oclaro is showcasing its portfolio of visible and near infrared laser devices and VCSEL products and technology at the LASER World of PHOTONICS conference (13-16 May) in Munich, Germany.

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