Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser in
850 nm VCSEL technology
High thermal stability
Low drive current
High output power
Narrow beam angle
The OPV382 is a Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) packaged in a dome 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 dome lens packaging creates a narrow beam angle from the device. Long distance applications may benefit from this
feature as secondary optics may be eliminated, reducing total system cost. The OPV382 is optically and spectrally
compatible with Optek’s standard detector products such as the OP500 series phototransistors, OP530 series
photodarlingtons and the OP900 series photodiodes.
Non-contact position sensing
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.
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notice or liability. All information is subject to TT Electronics’ own data and is
considered accurate at time of going to print.
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