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High brightness laser diode technology is a key enabling technology for the modern information society, especially in the fields of health-care, telecommunications, infotainment, environment and security.
Laser diodes offer high output power, compactness, robustness, and mass production capabilities. However their use in the above mentioned domains is often limited by the difficulty to reach satisfactory performances on power and beam quality simultaneously. The term “high brightness” indicates exactly the capability of a high power laser diode to provide high beam quality.
The brightness governs directly the performance of systems, such as the transmission span of an optical data link, the reliability of a diagnosis in fluorescence imaging of cancer, or the resolution of a laser projection display. Therefore, the need for high brightness laser diodes in these applications is currently strongly increasing.
The WWW.BRIGHTER.EU consortium proposes a long-term vision aiming at pushing the limits of the current laser diode technology towards higher brightness, and at demonstrating applications such as:
- Laser sources for medical imagery for cancer diagnosis and intelligent
- Optical amplifiers for telecommunication networks
- Compact source for projection display
The approach consists of mobilising the expertise of the core European players of the laser diode technology, and combining it with original optical technologies e.g. smart cavity concepts for higher efficiency and tunability.
Leading European research centres and manufacturers participate in order to deploy the developed technology in new applications. Industrialisation constraints will be widely addressed through packaging and reliability studies.
The consortium includes major companies and SMEs that will exploit the developed technology commercially. WWW.BRIGHTER.EU therefore increases and strengthens existing European momentum within the laser diode industry and the Information Society
Project Coordinator: Michel Krakowski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deputy Coordinator: Myriam Oudart (email@example.com)
Alcatel Thales III-V Lab
91767 PALAISEAU Cedex