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Alfalight 808 nm Laser Diodes Improve Laser System Pumping with Over 55% Power Conversion Efficiency.

Complete Line of Single Emitters Delivers 2.5 Watts and Wide Operating Temperature Range

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Alfalight, Inc., an innovative manufacturer of highly efficient and reliable high-power diode lasers, announced today at the Photonics West event (Booth # 242) the availability of their AMx-808B high-efficiency 808 nm line of chip-on-carrier and fiber-coupled single-emitter laser diodes. The improved power conversion efficiency (PCE) of these devices approaches 60% at room temperature and is over 55% across the entire operating temperature range of 0ae C to 50ae C. These diodes are ideal for pumping neodymium-doped micro-lasers with improved pump efficiency, resulting in longer pump diode lifetime and improved system efficiency.

"The high efficiency of Alfalight's new 808 nm pump diodes results from extending the success of the DARPA-funded SHEDS program to new wavelengths," said Ron Bechtold, vice president of sales and marketing at Alfalight. "Now our industrial as well as defense customers can take advantage of cutting-edge efficiency in our high-reliability diode lasers."

808 nm High-Efficiency Diode Laser Product Details

The new 808 nm chip-on-carrier lasers, available in a traditional C-mount package and Alfalight's small form factor Q-mount package (Alfalight part numbers: AMQ-808B-02-253 and AMC-808B-02-253), provide 2.5 watts of 808O3 nm light from a 100 om stripe. The new device is also available in two fiber-coupled packages, a TEC-cooled 14-pin (Alfalight part number: AM4-808B-10-253) and an uncooled small footprint 6-pin (Alfalight part number: AM6-808B-10-253); both provide 2 watts of 808O3nm output into a 105 micron, 0.15 numerical aperture (NA) fiber.

Availability

The new line of Alfalight AMx-808B high-efficiency 808 nm diode lasers are sampling now and will be available in volume in March 2007. Detailed specifications and pricing are available upon request.

About Alfalight

Alfalight, Inc. is a technology innovator and manufacturer of highly efficient and reliable high-power diode lasers for industrial, defense, and telecommunications markets worldwide. The company's advanced Aluminum-Free Active region (ALFA) diode lasers provide industry-leading efficiency, reliability, power, and brightness. Alfalight has exclusive license to patents that include high-power narrow-spectrum stabilized lasers, single-mode lasers, and short-wavelength lasers. Alfalight's current high-power diode laser product line includes free-space and fiber-coupled single emitters as well as fiber-coupled multi-emitter pump modules. For more information, visit www.alfalight.com.

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