The PL 515 from OSRAM is a 510 - 530 nm direct green laser diode with an optical output power of 30 milliwatts and an excellent beam quality. It is available in a tiny TO38icut package and is suitable as light sources for projectors, showlasers as well as point and line lasers. This small package size is particularly advantageous for very compact systems like pico projectors. The laser is also well suited for optical imaging of light due to its excellent beam quality. The laser diode has a high operating temperature range of 80° C without active cooling.