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Do you know how a laser diode actually works?

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Worth a look for those interested in laser diodes.

They state the importance of keeping the diode as cool as possible - heatsinking - for a long life:

Lifetimes in excess of 50,000 hours at room temperature are not
uncommon for most low-power visible and near-infrared diode lasers.
In general, operating life doubles for every 10C reduction in operating
temperature and halves for every 10C increase.
 




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