Semiconductor Lasers Non-VCSELs

CST Global Gets Funding to Continue Work on Blue Laser Diodes for Laser-Cooled Quantum Sensing

CST Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holdings AB and an independent, III-V optoelectronic, semiconductor foundry, will lead the government-funded, “Quantum Cooling using Mode Controlled Blue Lasers” project.  Dr. Thomas Slight, a CST Global research engineer, will manage the ‘CoolBlue2” project, as it is known. CST Global will get …

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Applied Optoelectronics Launches 25 Gbps Laser Diodes

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. based in Surgarland, Texas, has introduced laser diodes operating at a data rate of up to 25 Gigabits per second (Gbps). The company designed the new Distributed Feedback (DFB) lasers for next-generation datacenters in which interconnect speeds of 25 Gbps can enable higher data throughput, reduced power consumption, …

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II-VI Suwtech to Introduce Two New Series of Green Diode Lasers at Laser World of Photonics 2015 in Munich, Germany

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA — II-VI Incorporated subsidary II-VI Suwtech will introduce two new product lines, high power low noise (HPLN) laser and high power fiber coupled (HPFC) laser, at Laser World of Photonics 2015 in Munich, Germany. Both HPLN and HPFC lasers are developed from II-VI Suwtech’s high power green …

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UT Arlington Researcher Wins DARPA Grant to Develop Compact Ultraviolet Lasers for Trace Chemical Detection

An  electrical engineering researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington recently won a $600,000 federal grant to develop and produce a small ultraviolet lasers for detection systems that spot trace amounts of chemical and biological agents used in weapons. Weidong Zhou, an electrical engineering professor who specializes in nanophotonics, …

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II-VI Agrees to Purchase Oclaro’s Fiber Amplifier and Micro-optics Business

II‐VI Incorporated announced signing an agreement to acquire the fiber amplifier and micro‐optics business of Oclaro. Inc (the business) in a transaction valued at $88.6 million. The deal is expected to close on or about November 1, 2013 depending upon certain regulatory approvals. On September 12, 2013, II-VI purchased Oclaro

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II‐VI Incorporated Acquires Oclaro, Inc.’s Switzerland‐Based Semiconductor Laser Business;

II-VI Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, announced the acquisition of the Zurich, Switzerland-based laser business of Oclaro, Inc. The transaction is valued at $115 million. The acquisition provides II‐VI with semiconductor laser technology including fiber lasers and direct diode lasers for material processing, medical, consumer and fiber optic communication applications. …

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EMCORE Commences Volume Production of micro-ITLA Tunable Laser for 40/100/400 Gigabit Coherent Applications

Albuquerque, New Mexico USA — EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optics and solar power markets, announced today that it has commenced volume production of its micro-ITLA (micro-Integrable Tunable Laser Assembly) and is ramping output to meet demand. The EMCORE micro-ITLA …

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