IMM Photonics in Munich has now extended its diverse portfolio of laser diodes to include an efficient, low-cost and European-made niche product. The single mode VCSEL 850 nm laser diode is contained in a compact TO46 housing. It can be used as a laser light source for optical sensors in industry and life science, as a barcode reader in supermarkets, in range and velocity measurements or for optical target marking (pointer). What makes this product, manufactured on behalf of IMM Photonics, so special is the polarization-maintaining characteristic of the laser diode. This essential feature is normally not present with conventional VCSEL laser diodes. In addition, in contrast to conventional laser diodes with an angular cross-section, the single mode VCSEL 850 nm has a round beam cross-section – a property that is indispensable in many of the above-mentioned areas of application. IMM Photonics is already planning to further expand its range of special VCSEL laser diodes in response to feedback from the market.
“While traditional vendors have already withdrawn from the market for TO-housed VCSEL laser diodes under this specification, we see very good market opportunities with our innovative product.” Christian Raith, Managing director at IMM Photonics.
IMM Photonics is already planning to further expand its range of special VCSEL laser diodes in response to feedback from the market.