Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting
Laser in T-1 Package
• 850nm VCSEL technology
• High thermal stability
• Low drive current
• High output power
• Flat lens package
The OPV330 is a Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) packaged in a flat lens lateral package.
VCSELs offer many advantages in sensing applications when compared to infrared LEDs. These devices require
substantially 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
OPV330 is optically and spectrally compatible with Optek’s standard detector products such as the OP550 series
phototransistors, OP530 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 bulletin #221.
Classification is not marked on the
device due to space limitations. See
package outline for centerline of
optical radiance. Operating 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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