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Sharp To Provide 6x Recording On Dual-Layer Blu-Ray And HD-DVD Discs

In May Sharp Corporation will begin volume production of the High-Power Blue-Violet Laser Diode GH04P21A2G that achieves a power output of 210 mW, the industry’s highest. This device will enable high-speed 6X recording on next-generation dual-layer Blu-ray Discs (BD) and HD-DVDs.

The GH04P21A2G makes full use of crystal growth technology developed for infrared, red, and blue-violet low-power laser diodes. In addition to a newly developed laser chip with a proprietary facet structure and a high power output of 210 mW that will contribute to high-speed recording for the next generation of DVDs, this current device also features a long service life of 10,000 hours.

  • Product name: High-power blue-violet laser diode
  • Model: GH04P21A2G
  • Package: 5.6-mm-dia. CAN package
  • Sample price (tax included): 50,000 yen
  • Sample availability: April 2, 2007
  • Start of volume production: May 2007
  • Production capacity: 250,000 units per month

Source: Sharp Corporation

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