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Laser Diodes

New IR Laser Diodes from QSI

IR Laser Diodes

ProPhotonix has recently added two new IR laser diodes from QSI to its product range. This post will provide an overview of the two new infrared laser diodes from QSI, the key specifications and potential applications for the new products. New Infrared Laser Diodes The new 940nm laser diodes are  [Read More…]

About Ondax Laser Diodes

Ondax Laser Diodes

This post will provide an overview of Ondax laser diodes, including the available range, as well as why you might select an Ondax laser diode. About Ondax Ondax was founded in 2000 by a group of holography experts, and is based in California. Alongside their SureLock™ wavelength-stabilized laser diode products,  [Read More…]

About Sony Laser Diodes

About Sony laser diodes

This post provides an overview of Sony laser diodes; including the available range, applications for Sony laser diodes, and some of the reasons for selecting a Sony laser diode. About Sony Founded in 1946, Sony is a multinational company with its headquarters located in Tokyo, Japan. Best known for its  [Read More…]

About Ushio Laser Diodes

About Ushio Laser Diodes

This post provides an overview of Ushio laser diodes, including the available range, their applications and why you might select an Ushio laser diode. About Ushio The laser diode business (formerly part of Hitachi, and more recently Opnext and Oclaro) was incorporated into the Japanese Ushio Group in 2014, as  [Read More…]

About Panasonic Laser Diodes

Panasonic Laser Diodes

This post will provide an overview of Panasonic laser diodes, including the available range, as well as why you might select a Panasonic laser diode. This is the third in a series of posts introducing our laser diode manufacturers. About Panasonic In addition to its popular consumer and audiovisual product  [Read More…]

Laser Diodes for Laser Displays

Laser Diodes

Laser diodes are widely used in entertainment applications. The use of state-of-the-art laser effects and light shows not only dramatically increases the impact of any visual display or performance, but when executed to their full potential create an experience unsurpassed by other mediums. Here is our guide to selecting laser  [Read More…]

Laser Diode Selection: Top Tips

Laser Diodes Top tips

When choosing a laser diode for your specific application, you will be faced with many considerations such as the flexibility of your specification, inevitable trade-offs, and ensuring you have a vendor who can fully meet your needs. Here are some top tips to guide you through the specification process. Understand  [Read More…]

Laser Diode Specification: The trade-offs

Laser diode specification trade offs

When specifying the optimum laser diode for your application, there will be some inevitable trade-offs to consider between performance, cost and lifetime. Here is our guide to ensuring you make the best possible choice. Performance versus Lifetime Performance versus lifetime is an important consideration when selecting a laser diode. For  [Read More…]

About Osram Laser Diodes

About Osram Laser Diodes

This post will provide an overview of Osram laser diodes, including the range of green and blue laser diodes available, as well as why you might select to use an Osram laser diode.  This is the second in a series of posts introducing our laser diode manufacturers. About Osram Osram Opto Semiconductors  [Read More…]

About QSI Laser Diodes

QSI Laser Diodes

This post will provide overview of QSI laser diodes, including the range of laser diodes available, as well as why you might select to use a QSI laser diode.  This is the first in a series of posts introducing our laser diode manufacturers. About QSI QSI was established in 2000 and has  [Read More…]

New Compact Green Laser Diode

Green laser Diode pl520B

ProPhotonix has recently announced the extension of its range of green laser diodes, with the release of the new 520nm, PL520B from Osram. This post looks at the features and applications of the new green laser diode. Key Specifications Wavelength – 520nm Output power  – 80mW Compact TO-38 I-cut package  [Read More…]

New 10mW Green Laser Diode

Green Laser Diode

ProPhotonix has added a new low power green laser diode from Osram to its product range. This post reviews the benefits of the new PLT5 510 laser diode, outlines its features and provides examples of the types of applications for which it is suitable. Green Laser Diode Since Osram introduced  [Read More…]

IR Laser Diodes

IR Laser Diodes

ProPhotonix provides a wide range of IR laser diodes from high quality manufacturers such as Ushio (formerly OCLARO/Opnext), QSI and Sony. This post will discuss the range of wavelengths available, the applications for IR laser diodes and some of the support available to you in selecting the optimum IR laser  [Read More…]

New Red Laser Diode

Red Laser Diode

ProPhotonix recently added a new red laser diode from Ushio to their product range. This post reviews the benefits of the new red laser diode, as well as the range available from ProPhotonix. The new red laser diode The new HL63263DG offers high optical output power (200mW) at a wavelength of 638nm. This  [Read More…]

Wavelength Stabilized Laser Diodes

Wavelength stabilized laser diodes

With over 20 years’ experience in laser diodes, ProPhotonix works with laser diode manufacturers to ensure that we provide the right laser diode for each specific application. A common requirement for applications such as spectroscopy, metrology, sensing, or bio-instrumentation is wavelength stability. For these types of applications, Ondax laser diodes  [Read More…]

New Laser Diodes

New Laser Diodes

ProPhotonix recently announced that it has been appointed as a franchised distributor of Panasonic’s new range of red, infrared and dual wavelength laser diodes in the EMEA region. This post highlights the benefits of the new single and dual-wavelength laser diodes and gives details of their applications. Benefits of the  [Read More…]

Driving Laser Diodes

laser diodes

What is a Laser diode? A laser diode is a laser where the active medium is a semiconductor similar to that found in a light-emitting diode1. The most common type of laser diode is formed from a p-n junction and powered by injected electric current. A laser diode is formed by doping a very thin layer on the surface of  [Read More…]

New Blue Laser Diode

blue laser diode

With the launch of the new PLT5-488 from Osram there has been much interest in blue laser diodes but what are the advantages of this laser diode and what applications does it address? Advantages of the new Blue Laser Diode The PLT5-488 is a single mode device with an output power of  [Read More…]

4 Top Tips for choosing a laser diode for your application

laser diode for your application

There are a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a laser diode, but how do you get the best diode for your application? When selecting a laser diode, here are a few top tips: 1. Choose your Vendor with Care It sounds obvious, but it is critical to  [Read More…]

Green Laser Diodes

Green Laser Diodes

Direct emission green laser diodes are new to the market and offer distinct advantages over traditional DPSS green laser diodes. Green Laser Diodes Specifications The new range of direct emission green laser diodes offers a variety of options to accommodate a many different applications. Wavelengths from 515-520 are available with powers  [Read More…]

Top 5 considerations when choosing laser diodes

Top five considerations when choosing laser diodes

When purchasing laser diodes for any application, engineers, technicians and procurement specialists generally refer to certain specifications that their system or application requires. When you buy  laser diodes, there are certain criteria that ensures the correct laser diode is chosen for your application. Below we have listed 5 key considerations when choosing  [Read More…]