ProPhotonix Ltd of Salem, NH, USA, a designer and manufacturer LED illumination systems and laser diode modules for OEMs and medical equipment companies (as well as a distributor of laser diodes for Ushio, Osram, QSI, Panasonic and Sony) with operations in Ireland and the UK, has added two new high-power red laser diodes from Ushio to its laser diode range.
The 637nm-wavelength HL63283HD delivers an output power of 1.2W in continuous wave and up to 1.5W when pulsed. The powerful red laser diode is suitable for use in laser projectors, show lasers and as a light source in optical equipment.
The HL63290HD is a 638nm-wavelength laser diode producing output powers up to 2.5W when pulsed. In continuous wave, it provides 2.2W of output power, making it suited to laser projection applications. The higher-power red laser diode is also suitable for optical equipment applications requiring power levels above 2W.
Both diodes are packaged in compact 9mm cans, providing what is said to be excellent heat dissipation.
“These are the highest power levels available from Ushio, and this combination of high power and excellent reliability will be welcomed by our OEM customers,” says Jeremy Lane, managing director of ProPhotonix (UK) Ltd.