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405nm Laser Diode, 350mW, SHARP Part Number: GH04W102GC

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Key Features
  • 405 nm Blue Laser Diode
  • Up to 350 mW Optical Output Power CW
  • 5.6 mm TO-Can Package
  • Offered by: CivilLaser, a Laser Lab Source Marketplace Seller
  • Sold & Supported in North America by: LaserDiodeSource.com, part of the
    Laser Lab Source Marketplace Group

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PRICE $89.35
  • Peak Wavelength: 405 nm
  • Optical Output Power: CW 350 mW / Pulse 1100 mW
  • Working Voltage: 4.5 V
  • Threshold Current Ith: 140 mA
  • Operating Current Iop: 325 mA
  • Operating Voltage Vop: 4.5 V
  • Working Current: <300 mA
  • Working Temperature: 10℃. to +40℃
  • Typical Life span: >5000 hours

Product Overview:

Overview of SHARP 405nm Blue Laser Diode:

These 405nm diode lasers from SHARP electronics, part number GH04W10A2GC, come in a 2 pin TO-can package. These lasers are class 4 of IEC60825-1 devices. The package type is a 5.6 electrically floating package with a photodiode and zener diode integrated into the packe. This product is offered in a hermetically sealed package in which the bluet laser diode chip is mounted. The laser chip can be easily damaged by air or moisture. The following precautions should be taken when handling these devices: The glass on the package window is quite thin and is susceptible to cracking when handling. Therefore, caution should be taken to avoid any mechanical shock or to over-tighten the header when soldering or attaching to a PCB. The anode and cathode pins are susceptible to being over-stressed and are easily bent.

The beam emitted by this 405nm laser diode is potentially harmful to the human eye. The following precautions should be taken: When this product is being operated, the laser beam should not be viewed either directly or through a lens, microscope or optical fibers. When operating this product, proper laser safety glasses should be worn at all times. Appropriate measures, such as fail-safe design and redundant design should be taken to ensure reliability and safety when this product is used for equipment which demands high reliability and safety in function and precision.

Proper Handling and Operation of 405nmn Laser Diodes:
Laser diodes are highly susceptible to damage from ESD and from temperatures exceeding their specified safe operating range. The user is advised to use care and proper ESD safety practices when handling them to avoid damage to the laser. A properly rated low noise current source, a low thermal resistance mount and a temperature controller should be used for optimal device performance and reliability.

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