23 May 2011

Oclaro adds high-power laser diodes for materials processing

Optical component, module and subsystem maker Oclaro Inc of San Jose, CA, USA has further strengthened two of its high-power laser diode product families by delivering next-generation parts with improved performance, reliability and cost competitiveness.

The new parts (both mounted on a passive cooler) are suited to diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) laser pumping and direct-diode applications, and are being showcased this week at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2011 (booth #469, Hall C1) in the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany (22–26 May).

“Oclaro has the technology, packaging and manufacturing expertise to continually drive innovations in power and efficiency for our existing product families,” says Bernd Meyer, leader High Power Laser Business for Oclaro. “We are now expanding the capabilities of our OPC family by delivering higher performance across a wider wavelength range and brightness — and we’ve also developed a new family member for the BPM/BLM mini-cooler series,” he claims.

The new BLM family member represents the industry’s smallest footprint and highest-power (CW) conductively cooled product, Oclaro claims. The laser diode delivers up to 120W at the 910–1070nm wavelength range and replaces micro-channel coolers in horizontal configurations for DPSS pumping and direct-diode applications. To ensure easy integration, the new BLM9xx/10xx replaces soldering or wire bonding with mechanical electrical connection and mounting.

The new OPC family member is a 60W continuous-wave (CW) low-filling-factor bar at the 875–890nm wavelength range and will be used in Oclaro’s own Prosario collimated modules, fiber-coupled packages and will also be available to Oclaro customers as a passively cooled bar. Oclaro says that, by expanding the wavelength range of the existing OPC family, the new OPC880 enables it to enter the new and growing 880nm neodymium-YAG and neodymium-vanadate pumping market.

Tags: Oclaro Laser diodes

Visit: www.oclaro.com

Visit us at Linked In

See Latest IssueRSS Feed