New ceramic material is a strong enabler for compact laser light applications
The trend of the worldwide lighting solutions market is more and more focusing on laser light. These technologies promise manufacturers applications with superior performance in a smaller package, but also – thanks to innovative materials – to optimize performance and reliability of the light sources. Especially for laser-pumped phosphor light sources, experts from the international technology group SCHOTT have developed unique phosphor ceramic converter assemblies, which offer high irradiance and superior luminance. After its successful launch at the CIOE in China last year, SCHOTT will present an advanced static ceramic converters product line at the SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, California, Feb. 4- 6, 2020. (South Hall, Booth #841) . Integrated on a heat spreader, they enable innovative, compact light sources without moving parts. During the SPIE Photonics West conference program, Dr. Volker Hagemann, Senior Application Manager Ceramic Converters at SCHOTT, will talk about the product and its impact on laser pumped phosphor light sources used in digital projection and specialty lighting.
“The 100 percent inorganic ceramic converter material is soldered on the heat spreader to allow high power use. Our solution provides excellent and sustainable heat management to conduct the heat out of the ceramic. Therefore the brighter solution from SCHOTT offers the highest luminance as well as reliability and a high irradiance limit,” explains application expert Dr. Volker Hagemann. “With the static ceramic converter, our customers can realize many different product designs and address applications with extremely high brightness.”