New green laser diode from ams OSRAM offers ideal alternative to red lasers in industrial applications

News Facts:

  • Green laser offers 4x higher perceived brightness than the red lasers traditionally used in industrial equipment
  • New PLT5 522EA_Q green laser diode in grounded TO56 case configuration is compatible with preferred driver topologies used today
  • Maximum operating temperature of 70°C, high reliability, and long lifetime make PLT5 522EA_Q the solution of choice for visualization with lasers in new designs

Premstaetten, Austria (4th April 2022) -- ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, has introduced a green laser diode which is a brighter, easier to use, more reliable and cost-competitive replacement for red lasers in applications such as levelling, scanning, biosciences and dot projection.  

The new PLT5 522EA_Q for the first time enables product manufacturers to benefit from the 4x brighter appearance of a green laser compared to red without sacrificing any of the valuable features of red lasers. The green laser diode has been rigorously tested for lifetime and reliability at a maximum operating temperature of 70°C. Its lifetime ratings are compatible with the standard requirements of industrial equipment manufacturers.

”The much better visibility of green laser beams compared to red means that they are preferred by users in industrial applications such as construction and surveying, and for long-range scanning. The introduction of the PLT5 522EA_Q enables manufacturers to finally replace red lasers with green without compromising on any aspect of their product design”, says Thomas Brandes, senior marketing manager at ams OSRAM.

The new laser diode is housed in a hermetically sealed and grounded TO56 metal can. It is compatible with the driver topologies commonly used with red lasers, and simplifies the use of green lasers, requiring minimal modification of existing product designs.

Unlike a red laser diode, the PLT5 522EA_Q needs no burn-in. It includes a photodiode which is often required for eye-safe operation.

Attractive features of green laser diode
The PLT5 522EA_Q is an edge-emitting laser with a tightly controlled beam. It’s peak output power is 20 mW, at a typical peak emission wavelength is 520 nm and a spectral bandwidth of 2 nm. The laser diode can be used in either continuous wave or pulsed mode.

ams OSRAM offers customers technical support to assist integration into end product designs. Support includes help with driver integration, optics, thermal evaluation and with application-specific lifetime calculations.

Samples of the PLT5 522EA_Q are available now from any authorized distributor of ams OSRAM products.


Press contact:
Hilary McGuinness
Tel.: +49 151 27670184


New PLT5 522EA_Q green laser diode from ams OSRAM in grounded TO56 case configuration is compatible with preferred driver topologies used today
Image: OSRAM


Green laser offers 4x higher perceived brightness than the red lasers traditionally used in industrial equipment
Image: OSRAM


About ams OSRAM

The ams OSRAM Group (SIX: AMS) is a global leader in optical solutions. By adding intelligence to light and passion to innovation, we enrich people’s lives. This is what we mean by Sensing is Life.

With over 110 years of combined history, our core is defined by imagination, deep engineering expertise and the ability to provide global industrial capacity in sensor and light technologies. We create exciting innovations that enable our customers in the consumer, automotive, healthcare and industrial sectors maintain their competitive edge and drive innovation that meaningfully improves the quality of life in terms of health, safety and convenience, while reducing impact on the environment.

Our around 24,000 employees worldwide focus on innovation across sensing, illumination and visualization to make journeys safer, medical diagnosis more accurate and daily moments in communication a richer experience. Our work creates technology for breakthrough applications, which is reflected in over 15,000 patents granted and applied. Headquartered in Premstaetten/Graz (Austria) with a co-headquarters in Munich (Germany), the group achieved over EUR 5 billion revenues in 2021 and is listed as ams-OSRAM AG on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ISIN: AT0000A18XM4).

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