US 9,810,383 B2
Laser package having multiple emitters configured on a support member
Eric Goutain, Fremont, CA (US); James W. Raring, Fremont, CA (US); Paul Rudy, Fremont, CA (US); and Hua Huang, Fremont, CA (US)
Assigned to Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., Goleta, CA (US)
Filed by Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., Goleta, CA (US)
Filed on Jun. 18, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/743,878.
Application 14/743,878 is a continuation of application No. 14/684,240, filed on Apr. 10, 2015, granted, now 9,371,970.
Application 14/684,240 is a continuation of application No. 13/732,233, filed on Dec. 31, 2012, granted, now 9,025,635, issued on May 5, 2015.
Application 13/732,233 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/356,355, filed on Jan. 23, 2012, granted, now 9,595,813.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/435,578, filed on Jan. 24, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2015/0285446 A1, Oct. 8, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H01S 5/022 (2006.01); F21K 99/00 (2016.01); G02B 6/27 (2006.01); H01S 5/00 (2006.01); H01S 5/024 (2006.01); H01S 5/22 (2006.01); H01S 5/343 (2006.01); H01S 5/40 (2006.01); B82Y 20/00 (2011.01); G02B 6/42 (2006.01); F21V 29/71 (2015.01); F21V 29/83 (2015.01); F21V 9/16 (2006.01); F21V 23/06 (2006.01); F21V 8/00 (2006.01); H01S 5/323 (2006.01); F21K 9/62 (2016.01); F21K 9/64 (2016.01); G02B 6/26 (2006.01); H01S 5/028 (2006.01); H01S 5/042 (2006.01); F21Y 115/30 (2016.01); F21Y 115/10 (2016.01); F21Y 101/00 (2016.01)
CPC F21K 9/56 (2013.01) [B82Y 20/00 (2013.01); F21K 9/62 (2016.08); F21K 9/64 (2016.08); F21V 9/16 (2013.01); F21V 23/06 (2013.01); F21V 29/713 (2015.01); F21V 29/83 (2015.01); G02B 6/0005 (2013.01); G02B 6/26 (2013.01); G02B 6/27 (2013.01); G02B 6/4214 (2013.01); G02B 6/4249 (2013.01); H01S 5/005 (2013.01); H01S 5/0085 (2013.01); H01S 5/0092 (2013.01); H01S 5/02224 (2013.01); H01S 5/02236 (2013.01); H01S 5/02252 (2013.01); H01S 5/02284 (2013.01); H01S 5/02292 (2013.01); H01S 5/02469 (2013.01); H01S 5/02476 (2013.01); H01S 5/2201 (2013.01); H01S 5/3235 (2013.01); H01S 5/32341 (2013.01); H01S 5/34333 (2013.01); H01S 5/4012 (2013.01); H01S 5/4025 (2013.01); H01S 5/4031 (2013.01); F21Y 2101/00 (2013.01); F21Y 2115/10 (2016.08); F21Y 2115/30 (2016.08); H01L 2224/45124 (2013.01); H01L 2224/48091 (2013.01); H01S 5/0021 (2013.01); H01S 5/0287 (2013.01); H01S 5/02208 (2013.01); H01S 5/02276 (2013.01); H01S 5/0425 (2013.01); H01S 5/4056 (2013.01); H01S 2301/14 (2013.01); H01S 2304/04 (2013.01)] 30 Claims
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1. An optical module apparatus comprising a form factor characterized by a length, a width, and a height; the height characterized by a dimension of less than 11 mm and greater than 1 mm, the apparatus comprising:
at least one laser diode device configured to emit a laser beam; wherein the laser diode device comprises a gallium and nitrogen containing laser diode device configured to emit a laser beam characterized by emission selected from blue emission with a wavelength ranging from 415 nm to 485 nm;
a free space with a non-guided characteristic capable of transmitting the laser beam from the laser diode device;
an optical device configured to receive the laser beam, and to provide an output beam characterized by a selected wavelength range, a selected spectral width, a selected power, and a selected spatial configuration;
an output power characterizing the output beam of at least 0.5 W;
a phosphor material optically coupled to the output beam, wherein:
a support member is configured to transport thermal energy from the laser diode device to a heat sink;
a free space optics included in the optical device and configured to create one or more free space optical beams;
a thermal path from the laser diode device to the heat sink is characterized by a thermal impedance; and
whereupon the optical module apparatus is characterized by an optical output power degradation of less than 20% in 500 hours when the optical module apparatus is operated within the optical output power with a constant input current at a base temperature of 25 degrees Celsius.