SOURCE: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

September 06, 2005 08:00 ET

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Announces First "Visible" Laser in Company's High-Power-Laser Product Portfolio

New Red Laser Ideal for Both Medical and Projection Applications

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 6, 2005 -- OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, a top developer of infrared laser products and technology, today announced it has developed the first visible laser in its high-power-laser (HPL) product portfolio. The company has long been known for both its wide range of infrared laser products and its visible light-emitting diode solutions, but the new "red" high-power laser marks the company's entry into the visible laser market. The red laser is ideal for medical applications and can be used in medical laser systems for both Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) and low-level laser therapy (LLLT). The red laser's small design and high-power capabilities also make it desirable for the projection market.

"The company's latest laser technology achievement continues to reflect our commitment to producing the most advanced laser solutions for the widest range of emerging applications," said Don Klase, vice president, North American sales, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc. "We are especially pleased to announce our innovative red visible laser due to its unique use in a wide variety of medical applications. We believe this solution will truly provide healing assistance and will be a significant asset to existing medical treatment."

OSRAM's new SPL CG65 red laser emits red light with a wavelength of 650 nanometers (nm) with an output power of 0.5-watt (W). This is unique as other red lasers offer either lower wattage levels or are closer to the infrared range and are not as desirable. OSRAM's red laser is designed for continuous wave (cw) operation, and at an ambient temperature of 20 degrees Celsius ©, its typical lifespan is more than 4000 hours.

Pricing and Availability

OSRAM's red visible laser is currently available. For further information, product data sheets and pricing, please contact your local OSRAM sales representative at

About OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is a wholly owned subsidiary of OSRAM, one of the world's two leading lighting manufacturers. It offers its customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for lighting, sensor and visualization applications. The company employs more than 3,400 people worldwide and operates sites in Regensburg (Germany), San Jose (USA) and Penang (Malaysia). Sales for the year ending September 2004 totaled EUR 459 million, 11% of the total sales of OSRAM of EUR 4.2 billion. For more information, visit

Contact Information


    Hilary Chalmers
    Greystone Partners
    (845) 223-1950
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    Kelly Mizener
    OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc.
    (408) 456-4193
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