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Opnext goes green with new violet laser diode

PRESS RELEASE : November 2011

Opnext has just introduced a high power GaN violet laser diode for direct imaging applications for PCBs and other industrial applications, available from the Optoelectronics Company. The Opnext HL40023MG offers very high optical output power of 500mW in the 405nm wavelength band with violet lasing from 398 - 410nm in a 5.6mm package with low operating current of 390mA and low operating voltage of 5.5V. It has multi transverse mode oscillation.

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It has been designed to consume less power, resulting in extended battery operation, lower power consumption and greater economy.

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Opnext offers a comprehensive line-up of laser diodes from 404nm through 852nm and output power ranges from 5mW to 500mW. These high quality and reliable products feature high power, low operating current, circular and multi-beam options, and high performance infrared.

All Opnext laser diodes are RoHS compliant.

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OCLARO Opnext laser diodes

OCLARO (Opnext) has an expanded portfolio of laser diodes that now includes violet, visible and near-infrared lasers that deliver industry-leading innovation, quality and brightness. This comprehensive product line-up will enable customers to address a wide range of markets such as material processing, printing, medical, pumping, display, instrumentation and optical communications, as well as new consumer markets such as laser display, 3D sensing and optical interconnects.


Through its merger with Opnext, OCLARO was able to add visible and violet laser diode solutions to its portfolio and, at the same time, strengthen OCLARO's presence in Japan and Asia where key customers in the industrial and consumer markets are located. With this expanded portfolio, OCLARO can now provide infrared and violet laser diode solutions for computer-to-plate printing applications as well as red laser diodes for digital printing applications.

OCLARO (Opnext) high performance laser diodes are available through the Optoelectronics Company.

about OCLARO (Opnext)

OCLARO, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) is one of the largest providers of lasers and optical components, modules and subsystems for the optical communications, industrial, and consumer laser markets.? The company is a global leader dedicated to photonics innovation, with cutting-edge research and development (R&D) and chip fabrication facilities in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Switzerland, Israel, Korea and Japan. It has in-house and contract manufacturing sites in China, Malaysia and Thailand, with design, sales and service organizations in most of the major regions around the world. For more information, visit http://www.oclaro.com.

About The Optoelectronics Company Ltd

The Optoelectronics Company is a manufacturer of custom-designed and standard laser diode modules and laser diode collimators. It is also an authorised distributor and supplier of Ushio Laser Diodes and LEDs, OSRAM laser diodes and Panasonic Aspherical Glass Lenses to customers worldwide.

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