TOKYO, Decemember 14, 2016 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it will launch a new continuous-wave (CW) laser diode (LD), the ML562G85, offering a world-record output power of 2.1W and a brilliant 639-nanometer(nm) red light for projectors on February 1, 2017. The LD's pure red color and low power consumption are expected to be adopted for large-venue laser-based projectors requiring high brightness.
It has been a technical challenge to produce red LDs offering high output at high temperature using a lasing wavelength not exceeding 640 nm, the preferred maximum for achieving necessary luminosity. Mitsubishi Electric succeeded in developing its new CW high-power red LD that operates at high temperature by using original high-power technology, including an optimized LD structure.
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