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    Laser Diodes for Gas Sensing: Mode-Hop-Free Tunability With High SMSR

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

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    TO-Can Laser Diode Heat Dissipation

    When operating a laser diode, proper thermal management is critical to avoid damage. A few key aspects to consider are the generation and dissipation of waste heat, laser diode operating temperature, and proper heatsinking. This article will focus on...

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    The UK’s solution for enemy drones? Lasers.

    The United Kingdom is investing roughly $100 million in new directed energy weapons across sea and land. Split into three contracts, and announced September 14 at the Defense and Security Equipment International exhibition in London, two of the direct...

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    Laser Alignment: HeNe Lasers, Methods, and Helpful Tips

    Laser alignment can be a challenging task, but aligning a laser beam doesn't have to be as complicated as it might seem with the right tools and proper techniques. Multiple tried-and-true methods have been developed over the years, utilized by...

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    445nm High-Power Diode Lasers for Micro-Welding Applications

    Micro-welding is a high-precision welding method employed to fuse minuscule (typically less than 1mm geometries) metal parts or features together. Traditionally, this requires a highly skilled specialist, utilizing a variety of skill sets and...

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    Want to Minimize Your LIDAR Footprint, Cost, and Energy Consumption?

    We have written several articles about various forms of LIDAR and the laser requirements needed to ensure a successful application. In this article, we are going to compile and briefly review some of this previously covered material. Then we will...

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    Custom, Integrated System Platforms for Customer-Specific Applications

    Bright Solutions develops state-of-the-art diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) laser systems aimed at superior efficiency, compactness, and reliability for industrial applications. In business for over 20 years, with nearly 10,000 units fielded to date,...

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    High-Power CW Lasers for Holography, Interferometry & Spectroscopy

    Laser applications are becoming increasingly sophisticated as demand rises for more precise measurements, faster throughput, and better analysis. Some applications like Holography, Interferometry, and Raman Spectroscopy are rapidly growing in...

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    New Dual-Wavelength Raman Probe Enhances Flexibility & Throughput

    Raman Spectroscopy has become increasingly popular in recent years. With more demand for this application, some companies have strived to make advancements to the associated technology and hardware, in an effort to provide better results, more...

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    Pick a Color, Any Color! Versatile, User-Friendly, Tunable OPO Laser

    Tunable lasers have proven to be great assets for numerous applications. Various types of laser spectroscopy, and many other scientific applications benefit from the wavelength tunability, narrow linewidths and output power provided by tunable lasers....

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    Space-Qualified Laser Diodes: Development, Qualification & Acceptance

    For many years, space applications have steadily increased the utilization of laser diodes for various instruments (mainly pump sources for solid-state lasers). Because of this, organizations have developed qualification methodologies to ensure high...

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    World's Smallest OEM Laser Sources for Portable, Handheld Applications

    We provide a huge range of configurations for the 'World's Smallest' DPSS & Diode Lasers and Multi-Wavelength Combiners. These products, with an OEM dedicated design, are part of the MatchBox Series, aptly named as these ultra compact modules are...

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    2-Photon Microscopy: XSight's Vision for a Simplified Experience

    In two previous blogs, we discussed the capabilities of the ALCOR Femtosecond Laser, successful applications, and briefly outlined two optional, external modules: the XSight and FLeX Fiber modules for further enhancing the capabilities of the various...

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    What Are the Critical Laser Source Requirements for Laser Designation?

    Combat zones can be extremely chaotic. With a massive influx of sensory input, implementing clear communication, rugged tools, and reliable instrumentation is key to a successful mission. One of the most challenging tasks in any aerial combat...

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    Microchip Lasers: Fully Integrated Modules for LIDAR & 3D Scanning

    Microchip laser technology is a perfect option for various LIDAR-based applications, as well as LIBS, spectroscopy, micromachining, and more. Microchip lasers are typically compact and lightweight, allowing for easier and more efficient integration in...

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    HeNe Lasers: Bright Past, Brighter Future

    A helium–neon (HeNe) laser, is a type of continuously operating, or continuous wave (CW) gas laser in which the gain medium is a 10:1 mixture of helium and neon, pressurized within a glass tube. When a DC current is applied to two electrodes on...

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    Blue Diode Lasers Enable High-Quality Non-Ferrous Metal Welding

    Blue diode lasers have recently become known as an excellent tool for certain processing techniques regarding copper and other non-ferrous and highly reflective metals. Copper, gold, aluminum, and certain other metals absorb blue wavelengths more...

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    Ruggedized, MIL-Spec Er:Glass Lasers Tackle SWIR Challenges Head-On

    Short wavelength infrared (SWIR) applications like laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), night vision, range finding, and time-of-flight (ToF) LiDAR benefit from the utilization of rugged, low SWaP (size, weight, and power), q-switched Er:Glass...

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    Unprecedented QCL Wavelengths for Enhanced Molecular Spectroscopy!

    Steady growth in the nuclear industry has led to an increase in demand for more accurate, efficient, and reliable detection and monitoring of critical compounds, like Uranium hexafluoride (UF6) assay or Methyl Iodide (CH3i). This has led to the...

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    Industry Leading CW Laser Combiners: Critical for the Life Sciences

    What's so critical about laser combiners? CW multi-wavelength combiners have proven to be a critical component in Life Science applications, reducing time, cost, and complexity, and fundamentally changing these applications, allowing for increased...

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    Expert Solutions for Your PCB Processing Applications

      Solutions Experts In business for over 20 years, with nearly 10,000 units fielded, the experts at Bright Solutions have built a history of success and have gained a vast amount of applications experience. In their modern applications lab, ideal for...

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    World’s First DPSS CW UV Laser Operating with Single Frequency @ 349nm

    2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, but the outlook for 2021 is looking increasingly optimistic! Following a move into new premises, and a recent expansion in staff and production capacity, UniKlaser is delighted to announce their first new...

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    How Will THIS Homogenized 'Stub Laser' Save You Money & Space?

      It is well known that the output beam characteristic of a multimode laser diode is inherently non-uniform, due to both spatial and temporal variations of the mode profile [Figure 1], that result from thermal lensing and filamentation [1]. These...

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    Looking for a User-Friendly 410-2300nm Tunable Laser for Spectroscopy?

    How Are VCSELs Contributing to the Evolution of Solid-State LiDAR?

    LiDAR is a critical component of ADAS (Advanced Driving Assisting System), AVs (Autonomous Vehicles), and industrial automation systems. Highly efficient VCSELs (vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers), with their tiny footprint, attractive...

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