In addition to pulsed laser diodes, Laser Components now produces continuous wave laser diodes at 808 nm with 1000 mW power. The base material is InGa(Al)As/GaAs with a standard wavelength selection of +/- 3 nm. A power of 500 mW is already attainable at 1.1 A with this structure. The laser chip is embedded in a hermetically sealed 9-mm CD package. A monitor diode is integrated for performance control and regulation, especially suited for the configuration of medical devices. Other possible applications are printing, material processing, illumination or measurement technology.