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Oclaro Unveils Orion Fiber-coupled Diode Laser

Oclaro, a provider of optical components for industrial applications, has unveiled low-price 8xx nm fiber-coupled laser diode and will present the new Orion platform at Photonics West in San Francisco, California. The platform is the first integrated product resulting from Oclaro's acquisition of Newport Spectra-Physics high power laser diodes business.

The Orion platform is one-half the size and 1.5x the brightness of competitive products in its category and delivers 30W of power at 808nm and 35W of power at 880nm wavelengths, with 95% of the light contained within a 0.15NA from a 200um core diameter fiber, claims the company.

By combining the technologies in device design and proprietary E2 facet passivation from its Zurich facility, with the advanced packaging technologies from Tucson facility, the Orion platform delivers performance and reliability, said the company.

The platform serves as a solution for the DPSS laser, direct diode medical and industrial materials processing applications that demand higher power and brightness, lower cost and smaller form factors. The form-factor design allows customers to design smaller solid state lasers at lower cost and with more functionality.

With this new release, Oclaro offers two product platforms to serve the entire mid-power fiber-coupled market segment. The Orion platform offers solution for the sub-40W market, while the Prosario platform addresses the 40W+ market, resulting in the product offering of high brightness, fiber-coupled diodes in the industry.