GaAlAs IR Emitters provide uniform optical beam.

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Designed especially for military imaging applications, Model OD-110W features total output power of 140 mW, with peak emission wavelength at 850 nm. Power dissipation is 1,000 mW at absolute max ratings of 25°C (case) with continuous forward current of 500 mA. Housed in hermetically sealed, 3-lead, TO-39 package with gold-plated surfaces, emitter has 4 wire bonds on die corners. Device operates from -40 to 100°C with peak forward current of 1.5 A and reverse voltage of 5 V.

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Opto Diode Introduces New Super High-Power IR Emitters with Very Uniform Optical Beam

Newbury Park, CA - Opto Diode (, a division of ITW, and a member of the ITW Photonics Group, introduces the second product in the super-high-power series of gallium aluminum arsenide (GaAlAs) infrared (IR) emitters, the OD-110W. Featuring a very uniform optical beam, the new device is designed especially for military imaging applications.

The OD-110W features four wire bonds on die corners and a hermetically-sealed, 3-lead, standard TO-39 package with all surfaces gold-plated for added durability. The total power output is typically 140 mW (minimum 80 mW), with peak emission wavelength at 850nm.

Power dissipation is 1000mW at absolute maximum ratings of 25 degrees C (case) with a continuous forward current of 500mA. The peak forward current is 1.5A and the reverse voltage is 5V. The lead soldering temperature is at 260 degrees C, making the IR emitter reliably operational in extreme temperatures, from -40 degrees C to 100 degrees C. The OD-110W is ideal for systems using night vision (NV) imaging technology, such as NV goggles and/or cameras, or for integration into markers and illuminators. For more information about Opto Diode's super-high-power IR emitter, please visit:

Opto Diode Corporation ( based in Newbury Park, California, is a member of the ITW Photonics Group, delivering high-performance, standard and custom photodetectors, and reliable, high quality, standard and custom infrared and visible LEDs. The company, with the recent acquisition of International Radiation Detectors, also designs and manufactures semiconductor radiation devices that detect photons in the UV range, X-rays, and other high energy particles. The domestic U. S. manufacturing plant includes a wafer fab and ensures delivery of volume quantities at competitive prices with short lead times. Opto Diode's rigorous quality control standards meet their customer's strictest requirements in a variety of industries, including test & measurement, biotechnology, medical, entertainment, military/defense, industrial, aerospace, automotive, R&D and more.

About ITW Photonics Group: ITW, a diversified manufacturer of advanced industrial technology, has brought together three of its photonics business units to form the ITW Photonics Group. The ITW Photonics Group was created to bring together and build on the technical expertise of three individual companies that specialize in photonics technology and span the full spectrum of wavelengths. The group consists of Lumex (LED and LCD technology, headquarters in Palatine, IL and Taiwan), Cal Sensors (IR detector and emitter technology, based in Santa Rosa, CA) and Opto Diode (LED, silicon photodiodes and electro-optical assembly technology, based in Newbury Park, CA).

The synergy of these industry frontrunners provides an unsurpassed range of photonic capabilities within a broad spectrum of markets, including medical, military and industrial controls. The ITW Photonics Group provides integrated solutions that encompass the technology and experience from all three business units, offering design engineers higher product performance with greater feature enhancements. For more information on the ITW Photonics Group, log onto

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