Intense has released the HPD Series 2400 of 1550nm laser diodes that are safe for the human eye. They have high peak power, and are ideal for distance measurement applications. The lasers are available in source sizes of 150µm and 380µm and are designed to operate at pulse widths of less than 200ns, at duty cycles to 0.1 per cent.
The HPD Series 2400 laser diodes are used in military and commercial applications, including laser rangefinders, weapons simulators, and smart vehicle cruise control. Both single diodes and stacked arrays are available. A four chip vertical array will provide output powers of up to 48W.
Standard packages include 5.6MM, 9MM, TO18 coaxial, and TO5 twin lead. Fibre pigtails are optional. R0 detectors are available in some packages for range finding applications.