Diode Laser outputs 7W of power.

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OEM single-stripe diode NIR laser can be used in direct-diode thermal, medical, and industrial applications, or serve as pump source for neodymium-based (Nd:), diode-pumped, solid-state lasers. Rated at 7 watts CW, 500-micrometer broad-area emitter device has typical drive current of less than 8A and compliance voltage less than 2V. Spectral width is typically less than 2.5 nm, FWHM, and beam divergence is less than 35° by 10°, FWHM.



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Coherent Semiconductor Division Introduces Broad-Area, 7-Watt, High-Power Diode Laser at 808 nm


Santa Clara, Calif., February 6, 2002 - Coherent Inc, Semiconductor Division (CSD) (Nasdaq: COHR) has introduced a 500-micrometer broad-area emitter device rated at 7 watts, CW. Coherent's existing family of aluminum-free NIR (790 nm to 813 nm) OEM components, this new diode laser is ideal for integration into a host of direct-diode thermal, medical and industrial applications, as well as a pump source for neodymium-based (Nd:), diode-pumped, solid-state lasers.

The OEM single-stripe diode laser is mounted on an industry-standard (10.5 mm x 25 mm) conduction-cooled package. Typical drive current and compliance voltage for the 7-watt device is less than 8 amperes and less than 2 volts. Spectral width is typically less than 2.5 nm, FWHM. Beam divergence is less than 35° by 10°, FWHM.

"Essentially, our product provides the highest CW optical power commercially available on the market from a 500-micron broad-area single-emitter device, mounted to a narrow, conductively cooled package," said Michael Atchley, product line manager for CSD. "This higher power rating will allow customers to upgrade their design performance without having to sacrifice size or reliability."

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