Osram’s 550 aperture PowerBoost Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL)…

Osram Opto Semiconductors strengthens its position as a leading player in the fast-growing VCSEL market with its PowerBoost multi-junction VCSEL product. VCSEL technology is making a huge impact in the 3D sensing market with its outstanding beam quality, simple design and compact size. The PowerBoost VCSEL improves power conversion efficiency up to 60% and enhances optical power.

The product’s faster rise and fall times enable short pulse lengths, which are critical in ToF applications for reaching farther distance without compromising eye safety. VCSELs power many consumer applications, such as 3D cameras and facial recognition in mobile devices, as well as industrial applications like short-range LiDAR, machine vision and robotics. The 550 aperture PowerBoost VCSEL was selected as a finalist for the Prism Award for Photonics Innovation in the category of vision technology.

One year ago, Osram Opto Semiconductors announced a significant leap forward with the development of multi-junction technology, which includes two or more p-n junctions stacked on top of each other and separated by a tunnel junction.

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