Thomas Brandes

Senior Marketing Manager, Osram Opto Semiconductors

Thomas Brandes is Senior Marketing Manager at Osram Opto Semiconductors (Novi, MI).

FIGURE 1. The blue laser-diode wavelength range expands options for entertainment lighting.
Lasers & Sources

Laser diodes lead to innovations in industrial and entertainment applications

Feb. 24, 2021
Blue laser diodes continue to evolve, leading to new opportunities in applications from medical and stage lighting to manufacturing and automotive.
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FIGURE 1. The beam profile of a 488 nm laser diode made by Osram is very smooth and Gaussian, but slightly asymmetric (a). A single-transverse-mode 488 nm laser diode (inset) with a 2 nm spectral bandwidth has a clean beam well suited for biological imaging (b).
Lasers & Sources

The use of laser diodes is leading to handheld medical instruments

July 14, 2020
High beam quality, many visible wavelengths, and compact size enable laser diodes to miniaturize medical instrumentation, leading to consumer versions.