GOLETA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KYOCERA SLD Laser, Inc. (KSLD), a world leader in commercialization of laser light sources, is introducing its new high power 5 watt blue laser diode products for industrial, biomedical, defense and display applications at the SPIE Photonics West Exhibition, January 31 – February 2, 2023 in San Francisco, CA. The company will showcase this new product line along with its new high brightness White/IR LaserLightTM SMD products, winner of the 2021 Prism Award. Additionally, KSLD will demonstrate its DataLightTM high speed LiFi communication system, a 2023 Prism Award finalist, as well as its new innovations in high efficiency laser diodes for AR/VR applications and efficient optical power transfer technology.
KSLD’s new high power blue laser diode products deliver 5 watts of optical power at 445 nm and are based on KSLD’s proprietary high gain semipolar GaN architecture. The product is available in a TO-can package or chip-on-submount, as well as a fiber delivered configuration. The devices are ideally suited for integration into customer end systems in industrial marking, engraving for non-metals and organics such as resins, plastics, and printed circuit boards as well as in 3D printing and welding of metals such as copper for EV battery production where absorption is more than 10 times higher than for infrared lasers. High power blue lasers also have broad range of use in biomedical applications including dental, surgical, and dermatology where absorptions in hemoglobin and melanin are more than 5 times that of infrared lasers, as well as defense applications including avionics LiDARs and undersea communications. Additionally, high power blue laser diodes are used in projection displays to excite RGB phosphors to replace lamps in portable projectors, home theater, boardroom and education projectors, as well as large venue and cinema. KSLD is also applying its high gain Semipolar GaN innovation to develop high efficiency low power red, green, and blue laser diodes to miniaturize, brighten, and reduce power consumption of RGB laser beam scanning modules for the emerging AR/VR market.