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The Optoelectronics Company Launches Range of Tiny, Space-Saving Laser Diode Modules

The Optoelectronics Company, a leading global manufacturer of innovative optoelectronic components and distributor of OCLARO (Opnext) laser diodes and Panasonic glass lenses, has launched another innovative and cost-effective range of laser diode modules optimised for compact integration into OEM applications where size is critical.

With a diameter of only 11 mm, the modules are ergonomically designed with a small form factor for integration into a wide range of applications such as industrial and medical alignment, low level laser therapy, inspection and sensing where a tiny package is essential to fit into very compact spaces.

This new range of laser diode modules combines a high performance OCLARO (Opnext) laser diode with externally adjustable optics, a Panasonic aspherical glass lens, sophisticated electronics and rugged modular anodised aluminium housing to provide a reliable, energy-efficient and precise laser source for OEMs, end-users and systems integrators. A key feature is the brass lens holder which enables smoother, more accurate focussing by using a finer pitched thread.

“As applications get more sophisticated and devices get smaller, these laser modules are a perfect solution for OEMs to design in where space is at a premium”, commented Tony Pope, Managing Director, the Optoelectronics Company. “Combining high performance with energy efficiency, they require less power, generate less heat, have longer lifetimes and fit into smaller spaces than other laser sources” he added.

The CW lasers produce a high-quality elliptical beam at 5 visible and infrared lasing wavelengths, (635 nm, 639 nm, 660 nm, 830 nm and 852 nm), and offer a combination of low noise and output stability with powers of up to 75 mW. For easy identification they can be supplied with coloured end caps or customer specified engraving on the rear sleeve. Mechanical dimensions are 11 mm diameter x 49 mm length.

With an operating voltage of 3 – 6V DC and a broad ambient temperature operating range from -10 degrees C to +50 degrees C, the modules are also static, surge and reverse-polarity protected and RoHS compliant. Electrical connections are made via 300 mm external flying leads.

Custom lasing wavelengths, from 405 nm to 852 nm, and power options are available on request. Both standard and custom configurations provide OEMs, end-users and systems integrators with complete cost-effective laser solutions.

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The Optoelectronics Company is a manufacturer of high performance custom-designed and standard laser diode modules and also an authorised distributor of innovative optoelectronic components, including OCLARO (Opnext) Laser Diodes and Panasonic Lenses, to industrial, medical, telecommunications and defence markets in the UK, Europe and USA.
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