Oclaro Offers High-Power 638 nm, 150 mW Single-Mode Red Laser Diode in 3.8mm Package for Growing Laser Display Applications Single-transverse-mode design enables higher resolution of displayed images

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), a tier-one provider and innovator of optical communications and laser solutions, today announced the introduction of the  HL63153AT product, a red laser diode which delivers a 150 mW single-transverse-mode optical output power at a wavelength of 638 nm. The Oclaro HL63153AT laser diode offers a more brilliant image display over previous versions, enabling high-lumen pico projector or miniature displays for personal computers, and other mobile devices such as smartphones, gaming, and digital cameras, making it possible to project a bright image of multimedia and information content anytime, anywhere.

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The HL63153AT laser diode offers the highest single-transverse-mode optical output power at a red wavelength available on the market, with 25% more power than its predecessor.  This technology breakthrough was accomplished by developing new processes including an optimized waveguide structure and fine-tuning the laser device structural parameters. This leap in performance enables customers to deliver enhanced image brightness, which is a key enabler for the development of the laser-based display market.

The HL63153AT laser diode has a low power consumption of 0.6 W at 150 mW optical output power, operates in the 638 nm wavelength range, and comes in a very small, 3.8 mm-diameter TO industry-standard package facilitating very compact integration.

"This newest red laser diode product has been designed as a direct result of customer requests for a shorter wavelength diode that delivers higher power in a thin package," said Takayuki Kanno, President, Oclaro Japan and GM of the Modules and Devices Business Unit.  "We are able to deliver this light source with high brightness, high operating temperature range and small-form-factor package, so that system designers can develop compact RGB modules for the mobile display market which is experiencing rapid growth leading into 2014."

Oclaro offers one of the industry's broadest, most comprehensive portfolios of high performance, visible and near infrared laser diode products, ranging from 1 mW to 2 KW, and 405 nm to 1500 nm, based on more than 30 years of innovative laser heritage. The company will showcase its portfolio of visible and near-infrared laser devices, and VCSEL products and technology at the Laser World of Photonics conference, May 13-16, 2013, at the Messe Munchen Trade Fair Center in Munich, Germany. Visit Oclaro at Hall C1, Booth 370.

Oclaro customers will have access to working samples of the HL63153AT red laser in July 2013. For additional information or sample requests, please contact your local Oclaro sales office.

About Oclaro

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.

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SOURCE Oclaro, Inc.



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