Lasers/VCSELs

II-VI Suwtech Launches Wavelength Stabilized Multimode Pump Laser Modules

The II-VI Suwtech Division of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based firm II-VI Incorporated, has introduced 976 nm wavelength-stabilized multimode pump laser modules with up to 20 Watts of output power. The company notes that medical, industrial, and semiconductor manufacturing applications increasingly use ultrafast pulsed lasers for microscopic scale marking and drilling. According to II-VI …

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TriLumina to Collaborate with ADI on Creating VCSEL Module for LiDAR

TriLumina Corp. of Albuquerque, New Mexico USA announced a collaboration with Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) for producing a new integrated, solid-state illuminator module for automotive FLASH LiDAR systems. The company intends to integrate TriLumina’s Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) array laser emitters with ADI’s patent pending high-speed pulse laser …

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Mitsubishi Electric to Launch CW Red Laser Diode with 2.1 W Output

Mitsubishi Electric -- red, 639nm laser diode with 2.1 W output

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Tokyo, Japan reported that it will launch a new continuous-wave (CW) laser diode (LD). The ML562G85 will offer a world-record output power of 2.1W and a brilliant 639-nanometer(nm) red light for projectors.The laser will be available on February 1, 2017. The company expects that the LD’s …

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SILMARILS to Use Alpes Lasers’ QCLs

A number of chemical sensing companies working on the Standoff Illuminator for Measuring Absorbance and Reflectance Infrared Light Signatures (SILMARILS) program have selected Alpes Lasers SA of St-Blaise, Switzerland to develop and supply broadband Quantum Cascade Lasers. The SILMARILS program, which is managed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory …

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Analog Devices Acquires Solid State Laser Steering Technology from Vescent Photonics

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) of Norwood, Massachusetts USA, announced the acquisition of a solid-state laser beam steering technology from Vescent Photonics, Inc. Vescent Photonics is a privately held, Golden Colorado-based company with non-mechanical laser beam steering technology that can enable more robust integrated LIDAR systems. Vescent Photonics says that its …

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Berkeley Lab Develops Laser/Anti-Laser Device

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a single device that acts both as a laser and an anti-laser. The scientists demonstrated both the laser and anti-laser functions at a frequency within the telecommunications band. They reported their findings in a paper in the …

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Osram Opto Showcases Laser Bar for LIDAR Systems

At electronica 2016 Osram Opto Semiconductors is showcasing a four-channel laser that could make MEMS-based LIDAR systems (Light Detection and Ranging) for autonomous and semi-autonomous driving a reality. The prototype laser features an extremely short pulse length and four parallel output channels making it suitable for detecting objects and offering …

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Osram Opto Increase Laser Brilliance 10 Percent

Osram Opto Semiconductors of Regensburg, Germany, has produced a broad area laser diode which achieved a lateral brilliance of up to 4.8 W/(mm*mrad) in the laboratory. The company boasts that the new laser has achieved a record output power for Osram Opto that is 10 percent higher than the company’s …

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