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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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New White Paper on Multi-Wavelength Fluorescence Microscopy

At RPMC we are excited to announce the release of our most recent white paper focused on fluorescence microscopy titled "Multi-Wavelength Laser Sources for Multi-Color Fluorescence Microscopy."  Multi-color fluorescence microscopy is a widely used...

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RPMC Lasers at ASCB 2018

RPMC Lasers is excited to be participating in The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) 2018 meeting in San Diego from December 8th to the 12th.    ASCB is an inclusive, international community of biologists studying the cell, the fundamental unit...

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Test Your Laser Knowledge with the Second Laser Quiz in our Series

As promised we here at RPMC Lasers, would like to give you another chance to test your laser knowledge with a new 10 question quiz.  The first quiz in our this series covered a wide range of laser topics including fundamentals, historical trivia, and...

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AR Coated Diode Bars for External Cavity Lasers

Semiconductor materials are unique among laser gain materials for their extremely high index of refraction.  As a result of this large index difference at the air/semiconductor interface, each facet of a laser diode naturally acts as a partially...

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Single Longitudinal Mode DPSS Lasers for Ultra-Low Frequency Raman

Raman spectroscopy allows for the investigation of vibrational modes of a molecule, by measuring the frequency shift of scattered laser light.  This works because the difference in energy between the incident wavelength and the scattered wavelength is...

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Stabilized vs. Unstabilized 976 nm Fiber Laser Pump Lasers

Technically speaking fiber lasers are a specific subset of diode pumped solid-state lasers (DPSS), even though their unique qualities tend to get them placed in their own category.  As a diode pumped laser, fiber lasers take advantage of the shape of...

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RPMC Lasers at Neuroscience 2018

RPMC Lasers is excited to be participating in Neuroscience 2018 in San Diego from November 3-7.     As the leading event in the field of neuroscience, Neuroscience 2018 provides us with an opportunity to share our laser technology and knowledge with...

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New App Note on BioMedical LIBS

As part of our continued effort to continually provide you with the most up to date information on laser technology and application, we are proud to announce the release of our third application note titled "Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)...

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Laser Diode Crown Troughing in Dentistry

Laser diodes have been approved for use by the FDA for dental use for over 20 years, and have now become the most commonly used laser in dentistry.  The most commonly used laser procedures in the dentistry are crown troughing, pocket disinfection,...

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Micromachining Lasers for Anti-Counterfeiting

Optical technologies have been widely deployed in anti-counterfeiting for many years including holograms, fluorescent tags, and dichroic inks.  One of the newer techniques used to fight the never-ending war on counterfeiting uses a combination of...

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New Knowledge Center and Applications Resources

If you have been following our blog these past few months then you may already be familiar with many of the recent changes that we here at RPMC have been making to our website in order to provide the community with the most up to date knowledge of...

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Test Your Laser Knowledge with Our New Quiz

Here at RPMC Lasers, we thought it would be fun to give all of you a chance to test your laser knowledge with a new series of 10 question quizzes.  The first quiz in our new series covers a wide range of laser topics including laser fundamentals,...

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Nobel Prize Physics Awarded for Laser Physics

On October 2nd the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced this year’s Noble prize in physics was being awarded “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics.”  This year’s award is to be split between two different inventions...

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High Power Laser Line Generator for Rail Inspection

Laser line generators are widely used in machine vision for a broad variety of inspection applications.   When used for the inspection of small parts laser lines and other shapes are typically achieved through the use of diffractive optical elements...

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Nanosecond Fiber Lasers for Resistor Trimming

During any manufacturing process, there is some statistical variation in the finished product.  Resistor manufacturing is no different, and for many years traditional bulk and chip resistors have been tested and sorted into bins and labeled based upon...

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New App Note on Laser Designators

As part of our continued effort to continually provide you with the most up to date information on laser technology and application, we are proud to announce the release of our second application note titled "Laser Source Requirements for Modern Laser...

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Understanding Pulsed Fiber Laser Seeds

In our last blog post, “Laser Amplification for Power Scaling,” we discussed how an optical amplifier can be used to increase the power of a seed laser while maintaining its performance characteristics.  The same basic principle can be applied to a...

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Laser Amplification For Power Scaling

Modern lasers come in a seemingly endless variety ranging from diode lasers as small as a grain of rice to CO2 lasers the size of a refrigerator.  The one thing that all of these lasers have in common is that they contain the three basic components of...

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Laser Fundamentals Short Course

Here at RPMC Lasers, we understand the importance of continuing education and professional development.  Over the past few months, we have been making an effort to do our part to help you enhance your laser knowledge base, starting with the...

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High Power Diode Lasers for Cladding

Continuing with our recent theme of application for laser diode bars and stacks, in this post we will take a look at laser cladding.  If you haven't already read our previous post titled "Understanding Laser Diode Arrays," or have a basic...

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High Power Diode Lasers for Welding

In a one of last weeks post titled "Understanding Laser Diode Arrays," we examined how laser diode bars and stacks can be used to generate extremely high-powered direct diode laser sources.  In this post, we will look at how these lasers can be used...

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Lasers for Active Night Vision Imaging

Two weeks ago we published a blog post looking at time-of-flight (TOF) laser radar, now in this post, we are going to a look at what happens when you combine this technique with near-infrared (NIR) imaging in order to do active night vision imaging. ...

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Understanding Laser Diode Arrays

At RPMC we offer one of the widest ranges of laser diodes on the market, and if you have been following us for some time now we often mention that we offer both single emitters and arrays (bars).  In this blog post we are going to take a look at...

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Gallium Nitride (GaN) Laser Diodes

Once thought to be impossible, blue, green and UV laser diodes have now become commonplace.  These lasers are being used in a wide range of applications from blue-ray players to commercial lighting & displays to copper welding.  In this post, we are...

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