How to Improve Laser Diode Lifetime
Advice and Precautions on Mounting
Laser diodes have increased in output power and the increased power means added waste heat to contend with. The mounting or heatsinking of the laser package is of tremendous importance because operating temperature has a strong influence on laser lifetime and performance. Achieving correct mounting or heatsinking of the laser package effectively is not as simple as many would assume. This article will discuss the various package types and the best practices for ensuring the laser diode is mounted correctly. Making sure the laser diode is mounted correctly will ensure the best performance and longest lifetimes.