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How Can Eblana Help Your Gas Sensing and Other Applications Succeed?

Single frequency lasers have long been the cornerstone of standoff gas detection applications, particularly in traditional LIDAR (Light Ranging and Detection), DIAL (Differential Absorption LIDAR), and TDLAS (Tunable Diode Laser Absorption...

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ID Card Marking - How Does Pulse Energy Modulation Affect Mark Quality?

For security purposes, ID cards often require some form of unique identifier and tamper-proof security features, designed to mitigate the potential for alteration and counterfeiting. Laser sources play an essential role in this regard, providing a...

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Compact, Flexible, Field-upgradable LaserBoxx Multi-Wavelength Combiners

The LaserBoxx L6Cc and L4Cc laser beam combiner series, from Oxxius, is a compact and flexible all-in-one multi-color laser source. These fully integrated packages utilize a dichroic combining technique with up to 6 different diode and/or DPSS...

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Context-Dependent Sensory Processing Across Primary and Secondary Somatosensory Cortex

Are you looking for a high-power, high repetition rate, femtosecond laser for your bioimaging application? Check out our newest white paper, titled "Context-Dependent Sensory Processing Across Primary and Secondary Somatosensory Cortex." This...

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Peak Power and Average Power in ns and Sub-ns Lasers

A significant and well-recognized difference between lasers and conventional, incoherent light sources, is the ability to concentrate laser emission in short pulses, with durations going down to a few femtoseconds, containing potentially only a few...

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Highly Efficient and Passively Cooled Next-Gen 275W Diode Laser

Jenoptik is now offering the JOLD-275-CPNN-1L, their latest development in the field of high-power laser sources for industrial material processing, medical, and life science applications. Thanks to Jenoptik's patented mounting and bonding...

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High-Energy Q-Switched Lasers for Harmonic Generation - Part 2

In our last blog post, we highlighted the benefits of high-energy q-switched lasers for harmonic generation.  In that article, we reviewed how q-switched lasers work and why the resultant short duration, high-energy pulses are required for...

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Why Choose LDX Optronics?

LDX Optronics and RPMC Lasers have been partnered together since the late ’90s to provide customers with the broadest selection of diode wavelengths and packaging configurations on the market.  Over the course of our nearly 25-year relationship with...

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The three most common mistakes when mounting and heatsinking a TO-can

Diode lasers come in a wide variety of packaging configurations. Each package type provides different pros and cons when it comes to beam delivery, heat sinking, integration, and so on.  The two most common packages for what we call “component level”...

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Choosing the Right Connector for Your Fiber-Coupled Laser Diode blog

Having trouble deciding which fiber-coupling connection is best for you? Check out our newest white paper, titled “Choosing the Right Connector for Your Fiber-Coupled Laser Diode."  In this paper, we review:

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RPMC Now Offers SLEDs - Superluminescent Laser Diodes!

 LUXMUX, our newest exclusive partner, brings an exciting new product line to our already robust product portfolio! Through RPMC, LUXMUX now offers fiber-coupled, ultrawide spectrum, tunable BeST-SLED laser products, including their full line of both...

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High-Energy Q-Switched Lasers for Harmonic Generation - Part 1

Solid-state lasers offer many advantages over other laser sources. One of their most unique benefits is the ability to produce extremely high pulse energy.  Solid-state lasers can achieve this through q-switching, which is a process where the...

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Why should single-mode fibers have an angle polished?

When you look through a window at night and see your reflection, that is because on average 4% of the incident light is reflected at the interface between air and glass.   While 4% may seem like a small amount when dealing with lasers, a 4% back...

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Why Shouldn't You Voltage Drive a Laser Diode?

Electric power is determined by the product of the voltage and current supplied to a device. As a result, when designing an adjustable power supply, one of those two parameters must be variable, and the other constant if you want to be able to tune...

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RPMC Now Offers HeNe and Argon-ion Lasers!

RPMC Lasers Inc. has just expanded its product portfolio by including a family of HeNe and Argon-ion gas laser products. These lasers are available in 543nm, 594nm, and 632.8nm, and offer a range of specifications, customizations, and power supply...

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Recent Developments at Integrated Optics

For several years now, RPMC has been partnered with Integrated Optics (IO) in Lithuania to provide you with the world’s smallest turnkey lasers. Over the past eight years, IO has developed a proprietary optics assembly method based on robotics and...

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Why are single-emitters winning over bars

Ever since the industrial fiber laser boom in the early 2000's, there has been an ongoing debate about the most efficient way to produce high power, fiber-coupled, diode pump lasers. At its root, this debate comes down to the question of ...

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How do DPSS lasers fill the 'yellow gap'

How do DPSS lasers fill the "yellow gap?"

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Bright Solutions Offers the Wedge HF and XF Series Sub-ns Lasers

Needing a Replacement for Your Actively Q-Switched, Sub-ns Laser? Check Out the Wedge!

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How to get the right laser spot at the right distance? - Part 2

In part one of this blog series, we set out to answer the question of “how to get the right laser spot at the right distance?”  As we went on to explain, this simple question doesn’t have a simple answer, especially when we are talking about...

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Requirements for Time Gated Active Night Vision Imaging Systems Blog

At RPMC, we are excited to announce the release of our newest white paper titled “Laser Requirements for Time Gated Active Night Vision Imaging Systems."  In this paper, we review the fundamentals of modern night vision camera technology. We then go...

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IPS Releases New Diode Laser for Raman Spectroscopy

Innovative Photonic Solutions (IPS) is proud to announce the release of their new Homogenized Multi-Mode 14-Pin BF Diode.  This proprietary, multi-mode, wavelength stabilized laser features high output power with low power consumption and narrow...

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Passive vs Active Q-Switching

Q-switching is the most effective method for producing high energy pulsed lasers.  While there are many different varieties of a q-switch, they all follow the same basic operating principle.  Q-switches temporarily increase the cavity losses so that...

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What is Single Longitudinal Mode

  Within the laser community, one of the most overused and often miscommunicated terms is the phrase “single mode.”  This is because a laser beam when traveling through air takes up a three-dimensional volume in space similar to that of a cylinder;...

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Why a larger beam results in a smaller spot size in laser designation?

Back in September of 2018, we published a blog post titled “Laser Source Requirements for Modern Laser Designator Systems,” in which we took a deep dive into the fundamentals of laser designation as well as the military’s requirements for such a...

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