Pennington, NJ (PRWEB) May 22, 2008
PD-LD, Inc., the worldwide leader in Volume Bragg Grating® (VBG®) technology, has introduced a wavelength stabilized and frequency narrowed line of 905nm pulsed laser diodes. The new products are expected to have wide appeal for range finding and sensor applications, as well as military programs, ceilometers and Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR).
"By combining our award-winning VBG technology with a readily available off the shelf components we have raised the bar in terms of laser diode performance," said PD-LD CEO, Dr. Vladimir Ban. "The 905nm devices offer customers an excellent upgrade from their current devices."
Working with commercially available laser chips, PD-LD has integrated its Volume Bragg Gratings to fix the wavelength and narrow the optical spectrum to less than 0.5nm. VBG effectively narrows the spectral bandwidth by an order of magnitude, from 5nm down to 0.5nm Full Width at Half Maximum (FWHM).
Range finding applications have enjoyed some of the most impressive benefits of the new technology, as the addition of the VBG element allows end users to employ narrow band pass filters on their receivers in order to reduce unwanted optical background noise.
"The 905nm pulsed device line began as a special-order product for one customer, but we believe it will appeal to a much broader customer base," said Tom DeBerardine, PD-LD Director of Sales. "We continue to lead the way in designing and creating customized products for clients, and bringing new applications and technologies to market."
More information about the 905nm pulsed devices, and PD-LD's wide range of products, services and patents, can be found on the company's website, http://www.pdld.com.
PD-LD, Inc., a photonic packaging company, headquartered in Pennington, N.J. is a U.S. manufacturer and assembler of pigtailed or receptacle mounted fiber coupled laser diodes, LED's, Detectors, high power pulsed lasers and bi-directional devices for the optical communications, test equipment and medical industries. Named one the fasted growing technology companies in N.J., PD-LD provides custom Volume Bragg Grating® (VBG®) elements and VBG stabilized lasers for a variety of applications including Raman Spectroscopy, High Power Lasers and Displays. For more information, visit http://www.pdld.com.
PD-LD Director of Sales
tomd @ pd-ld.com