The Optoelectronics Company, a manufacturer of optoelectronic components and distributor of Oclaro laser diodes and Panasonic glass lenses, has launched the Oclaro HL63163DG: a red laser diode that delivers 100mW single-transverse-mode optical output power at 633nm in the visible wavelength band.
The Oclaro HL63163DG presents system designers with a realistic alternative to large, expensive and wasteful He-Ne gas lasers. This diode is compact, both cost and energy-efficient and offers increased measurement speed, stability and accuracy, all the essential performance characteristics for biomedical and industrial applications, previously only achievable when using He-Ne gas lasers.
The HL63163DG AlGaInP laser diode is designed to operate at 100mW optical output in the 633nm wavelength band with a low power consumption of only 0.4W. It is housed in a 5.6mm TO industry-standard package with TE mode oscillation. It has a low operating current of 170mA, threshold current of 70mA, operating voltage of 2.6V, and LD reverse voltage of 2V. Operating temperature is from -10 to +40°C.