Oclaro to Show Highest Power, Broadest Wavelengths at LASER 2009
The new 200W bar – the highest continuous wave (CW) power laser diode bar commercially available – features a wall plug efficiency of 65 percent and is designed for single-sided cooling on a micro-channel cooler at a configuration allowing low pitch when stacking. Extending up to 1070nm adds two more colours to scale multi-kilowatt direct diode systems by wavelength multiplexing, enabling direct laser system manufacturers to directly compete with fiber lasers and CO2 lasers in material processing applications.
The 808nm 100W bar on micro-channel boasts a wall plug efficiency of 60 percent and a 50 percent fill factor to enable higher power output from a larger emitter area. For conduction cooling a 60W 30 percent fill-factor version, released at Photonics West earlier this year, is also available. Here the extended wavelength range also includes 793nm, important to eye-safe applications based on thulium laser systems.
“The Oclaro industry leading 200W bars are aimed at the high end direct diode system manufacturers, while the 150W bars offer an alternative for those customers who are not quite ready to handle drive currents in the 200A range,” said Senior Product Line Manager
Like all Oclaro high power laser products, the front facet of the bar is protected against Catastrophic Optical Damage (COD) by the Oclaro E2 mirror passivation process. Telecom grade AuSn (gold tin) hard solder makes the product suitable for demanding industrial and defence applications in CW and hard-pulse operation mode.
Oclaro was formerly Bookham, Inc. prior to its merger with Avanex Corporation last April. The company also recently announced entering into a definitive agreement with Newport Corporation which, if the deal closes, will, among other things, provide Oclaro with a portion of the Newport Spectra Physics high power laser diode business. Oclaro will continue to leverage its cutting edge, high reliability laser diode manufacturing facilities to service industrial, defense and medical markets with high power lasers and VCSELs.
Notes to editors
April 27, 2009, Bookham, Inc. & Avanex, Corp. merged to create Oclaro, Inc.
- LASER World of Photonics will take place 15-
18 June 2009at the New Munich Trade Fair Center
- Oclaro will be exhibiting at the LASER World of Photonics exhibition at booth #C1.341
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