Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting
Laser in Pill Package
• 850nm VCSEL technology
• High thermal stability
• Low drive current
• High output power
• Flat lens
The OPV320 is a Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) packaged in a flat lens pill package. VCSELs
offer many advantages in sensing applications when compared to infrared LEDs. These devices require substan-
tially lower drive currents to obtain the same amount of output power as LEDs. This feature allows VCSELs to be
used in low power consumption applications such as battery operated equipment.
The flat lens packaging allows the device to be used with secondary optics to create custom beam profiles. The
OPV320 is optically and spectrally compatible with Optek’s standard detector products such as the OP600 series
phototransistors, OP300 series photodarlingtons and the OP900 series photodiodes.
• Non-contact position sensing
• Photoelectric sensors
• Optical encoders
• Light curtains
Additional laser safety information can be
found on the Optek website. See application
Classification is not marked on the device
due to space limitations. See package out-
line for centerline of optical radiance. Oper-
ating devices beyond maximum rating may
result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Optek reserves the right to make changes at any time in order to improve design and to supply the best product possible.
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