Sharp makes world's smallest Blu-ray/HD DVD blue laser

Posted on Thursday, May 31 2007 @ 09:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sharp has created world's smallest blue laser for usage in Blu-ray and HD DVD players, Engadget reports:
Measuring just 3.3-mm in diameter, the GH04020A4G semiconductor will be available in ¥12,000 ($99) sample quantities starting June 13th before ramping up for mass production later in July. The device will suck 10mW from your laptop's battery while offering at least 10,000 hours of operation before giving up the ghost.

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