Sharp Corporation announced two new models of blue-violet semiconductor lasers, designed for Blu-Ray recorder to use in PC and notebook. The new laser consumes less power, and enables the dual layer recorder with higher output pulse of 250mW to achieve a much faster 6x burning speed.
Sharp will produce 700,000 pieces of new violet laser per month. They also disclose prices on notebook and pC drive with the new laser at 500,000 yen ($460 USD) each. Both have diameter of 3.3mm and 5.6mm respectively.