Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced a new series of super luminescent diodes (SLDs), the L11342 series, to its existing range of high performance diodes. The L11342 series features a high radiant flux of 5mW at a peak wavelength of 680nm.
In common with all SLDs, the L11342 series exhibits very low coherency, especially compared to a typical laser diode. As well as this, unlike an LED, the emission area is very small. The L11342 series is available in a range of packages including CD, side-out OHS and head-out OHS types.
These features make the L11342 series suitable for a wide range of applications including, ophthalmology, optical gyroscopes, OCT and various measurement, fibre optic and medical applications.