Osram and Corning to promote laser diode/ fibre combo
Osram Opto Semiconductors and Corning have announced a co-marketing agreement to promote a technology that embeds Osram's blue and green laser diodes into Corning's glass optical fibre.
Corning's Fibrance light-diffusing fibre (pictured above) disperses light, rather than transferring it, allowing it to emit colours up to 50 meters in product length.
Osram Opto Semiconductors has been a pioneer in the development of direct green laser diodes based on InGaN. According to the company, Osram's blue and green laser diodes are well suited for optical imaging of light and excellent efficiency, which minimises their temperature increase and improves their performance life.
"We expect the automotive and consumer markets to be early adopters of this technology," said Osram marketing manager, Sevugan Nagappan. "While Fibrance fibre is ideal for vehicle interior applications, the design possibilities and product integration opportunities are truly endless."
"With this fibre, designers can enhance a product's appeal and functionality by adding light how and where they want it," said Curt Weinstein, vice president and general manager, advanced optics, Corning Specialty Materials. "Our long-term goal is to get Fibrance Light-Diffusing fibre into the hands of designers and let the capabilities of the product create new lighting possibilities."