Edmund Optics offers laser modules for positioning and machine vision

BARRINGTON, N.J., 7 Dec. 2006. Edmund Optics Inc. in Barrington, N.J., is introducing a line of electro-optical laser diode modules for industrial, medical, and research environments in applications such as alignment and positioning, lighting, pointing, machine-vision, and metrology.

BARRINGTON, N.J., 7 Dec. 2006. Edmund Optics Inc. in Barrington, N.J., is introducing a line of electro-optical laser diode modules for industrial, medical, and research environments in applications such as alignment and positioning, lighting, pointing, machine-vision, and metrology.

The laser diode modules offer stabilized optical output power in good quality TEM00 mode beams that have a M2 quality measurement less than 1.5. (A perfectly Gaussian beam has an M2=1.)

The modules incorporate collimating optics within their compact, lightweight anodized aluminum housings. The collimated beams offer a divergence of less than 0.5 milliradians.

The line includes 10 models, both modulated and unmodulated, at 635- and 785-nanometer wavelengths. Output powers range from 1 to 6 milliwatts. Module operating lifetimes at room temperature are 30,000 hours, but they can also be used at temperatures ranging from -10 to 40 degrees Celsius.

The module runs on 5 volts DC with maximum operating current ranges from 50 to 100 milliamps, depending on the model.

For more information contact Edmund Optics online at www.edmundoptics.com.

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