Semiconductor Lasers VCSELs

Epistar to Spin-Off VCSEL Business; Spin-Off to Also Focus on GaN-on-Si Chips

Epistar has reported that its board has decided to spin off the company’s VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) epitaxial wafer foundry business. The company plans to transfer the VCSEL epitaxial wafer foundry business to a newly-established wholly-owned subsidiary, tentatively named Epistar Semiconductor. The company has scheduled the completion of the transfer …

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Anadigics Agrees to Manufacture VCSELs for POET Technology

POET Technologies Inc. of San Jose, California reported that it has entered into a VCSEL Manufacturing Services Agreement with Anadigics, Inc. of Warren, New Jersey for VCSEL process transfer and manufacturing. POET developed its planar optoelectronic technology (“POET”) platform for monolithic fabrication of integrated circuit devices. POET Technologies says that the …

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Adjust your Bookmarks – CompoundSemi News has a new format!

The original CompoundSemi News was introduced in 2000, innovating “content management” long before any types of standard frameworks came into being. As of our November 11, 2013 edition, we have launched an all new framework that moves to a headline-summary style, and which will allow us an even more real-time …

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Oclaro Closes Sale of its Amplifier and Micro-Optics Business to II-VI Incorporated

San Jose, California USA — Oclaro, Inc., a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions, today announced that it closed the previously announced sale of its Amplifier and Micro-Optics business (the Business) to II-VI Incorporated, on November 1, 2013, for $88.6 million. Under the terms of the agreement, II-VI …

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Princeton Optronics Announces 808nm high power VCSEL Illuminator for High Speed Photography

Princeton Optronics Inc. announced the availability of 808nm high power illuminator model (PR-HPIL-800-W808). The illuminator comprised of multiple Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) arrays with power output of 800W. Such illumination is required for high speed photography. The increased frame rate (or reduction of frame time) means that the …

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UCSB and Mitsubishi Chemical Develop Violet Non-polar LDs Comparable to C-plane LDs

The University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp report having developed violet non-polar laser diodes that are comparable to C-plane laser diodes. Specifically they developed aluminum gallium nitride (AlGaN) cladding-free (ACF) m-plane, nitride semiconductor laser diodes (LDs). The researchers assert in an article in Applied Physics Letters …

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IBM Labs Develops Holey Opto Chip Which Can Transfer a Terabit of Data Per Second

IBM scientists have developed an optical transceiver chipset prototype with a GaAs VCSEL dubbed “Holey Optochip”, that the company claims is the first parallel optical transceiver to transfer one terabit of information per second. This is equivalent of downloading 500 high definition movies. The company’s report will be presented at …

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High-power (>100mW), 532nm-wavelength Compact Green Laser Module Announced

QD Laser Inc., the Institute for Nano Quantum Information Electronics, the University of Tokyo, and Fujitsu Laboratories Limited announced the development of a high-power 532nm-wavelength compact green laser module. The laser boasts high efficiency and high-speed modulation capability. The laser reportedly combines the near-infrared high-power single-mode laser based on proprietary …

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