Nichia Makes Blue-Green LDs
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2008 -- Nichia said it has developed a 488-nm blue-green GaN-based laser diode designed for biomedical applications. It is exhibiting the laser diode, which it will begin shipping in volume in March, this week at Photonics West (Booth 6308).
"We confirmed that estimated lifetime exceeded 10,000 hours and stable operation was achieved for 1000 hours with the condition of 5 mW in continuous-wave operation at 25°C case temperature," the company said in a statement.
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