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II-VI Laser Enterprise ships 200 millionth VCSEL

The firm is also sampling high power GaAs/AlGaAs based VCSELs for volume applications
From its Zurich, Switzerland facility, II-VI Laser Enterprise GmbH, a subsidiary of II-VI Incorporated, has shipped its 200 millionth VCSEL since 2008.

This is another milestone achievement for the volume supplier of VCSELs which are used in consumer electronics applications such as optical finger navigation, laser computer mouse, and active optical cables.

The optical characteristics of VCSELs such as low beam divergence, small wavelength shift over temperature, narrow spectral line width and high speed modulation properties make them the ideal light sources for advanced sensing, communication and illumination applications in mobile devices. What's more, VCSELs can be produced cost-competitively by utilising high throughput wafer scale manufacturing and testing processes.

II-VI Laser Enterprise's expertise is in optimising VCSEL design to provide the required combination of performance, reliability and cost advantages to demanding high volume markets.

In addition, II-VI Laser Enterprise has added high power VCSELs to complement its product portfolio geared at high volume consumer electronics markets. The company is sampling high power VCSELs for sensing and illumination applications. The single die lasers emit more than 10mW at 850nm.  

What's more, the replication of the same die on a 2D-array is enabling to reach up to 2W optical power at 850nm for illumination of larger volumes that can be required in sensing applications such as in time-of-flight.

II-VI Laser Enterprise GmbH is a provider of 980nm single mode pumps, high power laser diode and VCSEL solutions. The II-VI Incorporated subsidiary is serving a variety of markets with its semiconductor laser solutions such as pumping, medical, printing, telecommunication and consumer electronics.

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