Oclaro's HL63142DG high-power red laser diode is the first ever laser diode to offer an inbuilt monitor photodiode at 637nm, the company claims.

It is a design that enables system designers to control optical power output by monitoring the photodiode current and adjusting power variants and temperature for precise control and constant performance.

Performance monitoring capabilities are essential for maintaining constant laser output in situations which are subject to fluctuations in temperature and operating environment such as the construction industry and biomedical applications where consistency must be maintained over time.

This innovative laser diode operates at a temperature range up to 50 degrees C  at 100mW in the 637nm visible wavelength band in a TO industry standard 5.6mm package with N type pin configuration.

It offers low operating current and low operating voltage which maintains low energy consumption even at 100mW high output power with TE mode oscillation and single transverse mode.