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JDSU diode laser for manufacturing applications

15 Jun 2009

MILPITAS, CA and MUNICH, GERMANY - JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today announced availability of the Industrial Diode Laser (IDL) 200 Series systems and modules that will help end users and systems integrators improve the uptime of their instruments and lower maintenance costs when compared to the use of similar bar-based products. The new IDL 200 Series will be integrated into production tools designed exclusively for manufacturing processes that include plastics welding in the automotive industry and selective soldering in the electronics industry.

The key to the IDL 200 Series is the implementation of single emitter architecture based on JDSU's proven and widely adopted L4 diode lasers. Each diode laser emitter operates in parallel and is unaffected by thermal crosstalk that can damage other emitters and is common in competing technologies. The result of JDSU's design is highly reliable operation over the life of products in even the most demanding operational environments. In addition, JDSU's single-emitter based products operate reliably under modulated conditions (pulsed on and off) without the lifetime limitations associated with competing bar-based technologies.

The IDL 200 Series systems and modules also include multiple point monitoring of the individual output power of each diode emitter, ambient and internal system temperatures, various critical system voltages, and other key functions. Data is reported back to the operator through various ports, including analog, RS-232 and a front-mounted serial USB port. Health information can be monitored in real time and a regularly updated health log is available through the USB port for easy downloading and review.

"JDSU is dedicated to providing both end users and system integrators with technology that provides performance and cost advantages," said Jim Christian, Commercial Lasers product manager for the Commercial Communications Optical Products business segment at JDSU. "The IDL 200 Series will help our customers maintain consistently reliable operations while providing the performance that they expect from JSDU's fiber-delivered industrial diode laser products."

JDSU will display the IDL 200 Series systems and modules at booth #141 at Laser 2009 in Munich, Germany. The event will be held at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from June 15 - 18, 2009.

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