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Lasers emitting in the 600 nm wavelength range have gained attention for a number of important applications, including optical information processing, plastic fiber communication systems, optical storage, and full color (RGB) laser displays and laser projectors. Visible lasers are currently realized with GaN-based heterostructures having InGaN/GaN quantum wells as the gain media. The performance of these devices, particularly at longer wavelengths, is limited by materials inhomogeneity and effects related to a large strain-induced polarization in the quantum wells. A laser emitting in the red (λ ~ 630 nm) has not been realized. Here, we demonstrate lasers which emit at 630 nm, the longest wavelength achieved with the nitride system, by incorporating InGaN/GaN self-organized quantum dots as the gain media. Strain relaxation during dot formation results in reduced polarization fields and consequently low threshold current density, Jth=2.5 kA/cm2, small blue shift of the emission peak, very weak temperature dependenc eof Jth (T0=236 K), and linearly TE polarized output.