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Digital Holographic Microscopy

Holography is simultaneously one of the most well-known and yet most misunderstood optical techniques.  The word hologram derives from the combination of two different Greek words “holo” meaning “whole” and “gram” meaning “drawing.”  Understanding the...

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Optical Particle Counting

Optical particle counting is widely deployed in cleanrooms around the world as a means for counting and sizing the number of particles in the air.  Most people who have ever worked in a clean room, are familiar with the Federal Standard 209E cleanroom...

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Lasers for LIDAR, laser designation, range finding, and gas sensing

Stop by Booth # 628 at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing to see our lasers, April 16-18, in Baltimore, MD RPMC Lasers Inc, the leading laser distributor in North America, will be showcasing our lasers and laser diodes specifically designed for...

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Diodes for Acne Treatment

According to the American Association of Dermatology (AAD), acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually with a nontrivial percentage suffering from a chronic form of the condition. ...

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Laser Diode Fundamentals: Understanding Longitudinal Modes

There are two critical parameters that all lasers diodes must meet to begin the lasing process.  The first one of these parameters is that there must be more gain than loss inside the laser cavity, the point at which this condition is satisfied is...

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New White Paper: Single frequency fiber lasers for Doppler Lidar

At RPMC we are excited to announce the release of our newest lidar white paper titled "Single Frequency Fiber Lasers for Doppler Lidar."  Doppler lidar takes advantage of the fact that when light interacts with moving object, it experiences a...

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Test your Knowledge with our Newest Laser Quiz

In honor of the Pittcon conference this month, we here at RPMC Lasers have decided to gear our third quiz on lasers used in analytical instrumentation. In this quiz we cover a wide range of topics from Laser-Induced Break Down Spectroscopy (LIBS) to...

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Visit RPMC Lasers at Pittcon

RPMC Lasers will be exhibiting at Pittcon March 18-21 in Phildelphia, PA. Stop by our Booth # 2540 to see the products we will be featuring! Pittcon’s target audience is not just “analytical chemists,” but all laboratory scientists — anyone who...

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Two-Photon Microscopy at the Harvey Lab - Harvard medical School

Last summer we released a white paper titled "How Mode-Locked Lasers Affect the Past, Present, and Future of Two-Photon Microscopy" which reviewed in detail the evolution of two-photon microscopy, with a particular focus on its usefulness in producing...

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What Laser to use for TOF-MS

Mass spectrometry is an extremely powerful analytical tool for chemical analysis, which is widely utilized in applications ranging from forensics to pharmaceuticals, because of its ability to detect the atomic constituents of an analyte but also...

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New App Note Understanding Laser Diode Lifetime

Building upon the success of our widely popular whitepaper titled “How to Improve Laser Diode Lifetime! Advice and Precautions on Mounting,” we at RPMC Lasers, have decided to expand on this topic offering a brand-new application note titled...

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Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular medical laser applications worldwide and is projected to reach 1.35 billion dollars annually by the year 2022 according to Transparency Market Research. As this market started to explode in the early...

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RPMC Lasers is Exhibiting at Biophysical Society Annual Meeting

  RPMC Lasers will be exhibiting at Biophysical Society annual meeting  March 3-5 in Baltimore, Maryland. Stop by our Booth # 339 to see what products we will be featuring.  Biophysics, the bridging science, uses mathematics to explains what happens...

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The Influence of Laser Wavelength on Raman Spectroscopy

As discussed in previous posts, Raman spectroscopy is a rapidly growing analytical technique used in a wide variety of industries for material identification, but with so many different laser options it can be somewhat challenging to understand which...

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Laser Diode Fundamentals: Beam Properties

Whether a diode laser is a traditional monolithic design or utilizes an external cavity configuration, the laser light must still propagate through the diode’s PN-junction via a ridge waveguide.   As a result, the beam profile of edge emitting diodes...

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Photonics West Highlights

Last week RPMC Lasers, was proud to show our support for the photonics community once again by exhibiting this year at SPIE’s Photonics West conferences in San Francisco.  It was a great event this year, especially with the completion of the recent...

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New Diode Laser with 275-Watt Output for Laser Material Processing

Jenoptik will be presenting its latest development in the field of high-power laser sources for industrial material processing, and in particular for direct diode laser applications. The new diode laser with passive cooling makes quite the impression...

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100W – 300 ps DPSS Lasers in a compact robust package

Bright Solutions’ sub-ns DPSS lasers are field proven subsystems for portable lidar sensors. Many successful installations worldwide have confirmed the reliability of these laser sources in land vehicles, as well as airplanes and helicopters....

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UV sub-ns DPSS Lasers

After several years of in-house testing and intensive testing in the field for some pilot  programs, Bright Solutions is happy to announce their new UV versions of the Wedge Lasers, the industrial sub-ns DPSS laser solution.

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Red Laser Diodes for Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a common term in the medical community which has been used to describe treatments ranging from near-infrared laser-induced vascular dilatation to photo-thermal excitation of nanorods embedded in cancer tumors.    For the...

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New Miniature UV Laser and Improved Smart Laser Driver

Nowadays many applications, such as unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) LiDAR, biophotonics instruments, automotive and handheld LIBS demand high performance solutions with reduced size, weight and power consumption (SWaP). This is exactly what Bright...

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Fiber Lasers for Industrial LIBS Applications

In our previous application note titled “Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) in Biomedical Applications,” we discussed the fundamentals of the technique with a particular emphasis on the use of q-switched diode-pumped solid-state lasers as the...

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The Importance of Tunable Lasers in Photoacoustic Imaging for Biomedical Applications

Laser-based techniques have been gaining more and more popularity in the medical and biomedical fields.  In previous posts, we have discussed a wide variety of such applications ranging from Laser Diode Crown Troughing in Dentistry to Laser-Induced...

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InterPACK Call for Abstracts

As part of our commitment to helping to promote the latest advancements in the laser and electro-optic community, we here at RPMC Lasers would like to take a moment to shine a spotlight on one of the conferences in our community that does just that...

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Exclusive North American Distribution with The Bright Solutions Group

Here at RPMC Lasers we are excited to announce our exclusive North American distribution relationship with The Bright Solutions Group,  providers of state-of-the-art pulsed DPSS lasers.  For over 15 years we have worked closely with Bright Solutions,...

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