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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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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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