Image Number 7 for United States Patent #7653107.
Semiconductor laser elements are formed on a common substrate. Au plating is formed on principal surfaces of the semiconductor laser elements. The semiconductor laser elements are mounted on a package with solder applied to the Au plating. Areas opposed to each other across a light-emitting area of each semiconductor laser element are designated first and second areas. Average thickness of the Au plating is different in the first and second areas of each semiconductor laser element.