Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today it has completed development of the ML520G51 high output red laser diode.
The diode is capable of the world?s highest optical output standard of 150 mW at 640 nm, and is for use in mobile projectors, laser show devices, and other applications in the industrial and medical fields. Sample shipments will begin on June 25, 2007.
Laser diodes are widely used in many applications such as optical communications and optical disc systems like DVD, and many have noted their suitability for new applications like mobile projectors and laser shows. Mitsubishi Electric completed development of the high power red laser diode ML520G51 for use in displays based on technology from similar laser diodes. This red laser diode appears bright to the human eye, and is capable of expressing the deep reds at 640 nm, and is also capable of an output of 150 mW, the world?s highest output for a 5.6 mm diameter TO-CAN.