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PD-LD Introduces High-Power VBG®-Stabilized Red Laser

Pennington, N.J. – Oct. 04, 2010 – PD-LD Inc., the worldwide leader in Volume-Bragg Grating (VBG®) technology, is pleased to announce the introduction of a high-powered, VBG®-stabilized multimode 647 nanometer red laser series. This product line represents the first red wavelength range lasers to be stabilized using PD-LD’s patented VBG® technology, and is distinguished by its combination of high power, accurate center wavelength, narrow bandwidth and small size. This product extends PD-LD’s existing portfolio of lasers, increasing the capabilities and range of technological applications within the company’s laser product line.

“Having a powerful stabilized red laser source results in an increased range of spectroscopic analytical capabilities,” said PD-LD’s Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Boris Volodin. “For example, this laser’s increased precision and expanded range allow for superior characterization of the C-H stretch range in Raman spectroscopy, making it ideal for analyzing many organic compounds and various other substances.”

Using PD-LD’s patented VBG® technology as the wavelength stabilization technique yields a laser with a novel combination of functional attributes. These include high spectral purity, a line width of less than 0.1 nanometer, and high optical power. Furthermore, the laser’s internal temperature control insures spectral stability and consistent power over varied operating conditions.

The initial product offering features a power output of up to 500 mW, and is offered as a fiber-coupled or free-space source. The new laser is also available as a turnkey USB-controlled laser source or as a discrete component in a low-profile 14-pin butterfly package.

“This laser has multiple applications, including Raman spectroscopy, avionics, and sensing,” said Tom DeBerardine, VP of Sales for PD-LD. “VBG® stabilization allows this laser to be significantly smaller than any other high-powered red laser, further increasing its versatility.”

More information about the High Power VBG®-Stabilized Red Laser and PD-LD’s wide range of laser and VBG® products, services, and patents can be found on the company’s website at www.pdld.com.

About PD-LD

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 www.pd-ld.com.

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