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In order to capture each object when using distance measurement technology, a laser diode must include additional optical components to shape the laser beam. Laser Components offers pulsed laser diodes (PLD) with integrated micro optics or fibre pigtails.

The company offers PLDs with integrated micro optics in the form of a so-called fast-axis collimation (FAC) lens. Mounted directly in front of the laser diode chip, the divergence of the ‘fast’ axis is reduced to 5 or 10mrad.

Both a PLD and an FAC lens fit together into a tiny hermetically-sealed TO-18 housing, which can withstand acceleration rates of >1,000g/ms.

The company also offers PLDs with a fibre pigtail, enabling an almost homogeneous beam distribution in laser diodes to be achieved by mixing the modes in an optical fibre.

They are suitable for medical applications in which a high amount of peak power must be delivered to a point with as little loss as possible.

Additional information

  • TO-18 housing meets the standards met by military technology
  • PLDs with fibre pigtail have an optical output power up to 100W
  • Laser Components can develop custom products to meet customer requirements

Laser Components

The Laser Components Group was formed in 1986 and is located at six locations in Germany, France, UK, Canada and USA, employing more than 120 people worldwide. In-house production accounts for approximately half its turnover, with partner suppliers accounting for all other business.

Laser Components manufactures and supplies components, OEM modules, sources, optics and detectors, spanning the UV to the FIR. 

Products include:  

  • Photodiodes, including avalanche photodiodes, position sensitive detectors and PIN diodes
  • IR components, including IR detectors, IR emitters and optical components for IR
  • Single photon-counting modules, including accessories and silicon avalanche photodiodes for photon counting
  • Lasers, including laser diodes, laser modules and emitters for telecommunication
  • Measurement devices, including amplifiers, laser power detectors, and measurement instruments
  • Fibre optics, including optical fibres, assembled fibres, active and passive components and accessories
  • Optics, including laser optics, optical filters, optomechanical components, optical components and polarisers
  • Laser accessories, including laser safety products and spare parts and accessories
  • E-beam (physical vapour deposition) ion-assisted deposition and sputtering coating capabilities to the standard catalogue or customer-specific specifications.  

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