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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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    Light-sheet Microscopy: Why are Two Beams Better Than One?

      In the past, we have published several different blogs and whitepapers relating to both Raman and fluorescent confocal microscopy.  Therefore, there is no need for us to repeat the basics here, so we will simply point out that while traditional...

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    What is Laser Amplifier Noise?

      Laser amplifiers are an invaluable tool because they allow for a laser’s power to be increased while maintaining its basic spectral properties.  In a blog post published last year titled “Laser Amplification for Power Scaling,” we described the...

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    How to get the right laser spot at the right distance. - Part 1

      Building upon our recent series of blog posts on fiber-coupled diode lasers, we now turn our attention to how you can manipulate the laser light coming out of a fiber.  Perhaps the most common question we get here at RPMC, is how to get a specific...

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    Analog vs. digital modulation - Which is better for you?

      For people without a background in electrical engineering, understanding the finer details of analog and digital modulation can be quite challenging.  This is compounded by the fact that most texts on the subject already assume that the reader has a...

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    Pros & Cons of Pigtailed Laser Diodes vs. Detachable Fiber Coupled

    Approximately half of the laser diodes that we provide here at RPMC Lasers are fiber-coupled.  For this reason, we have decided to build upon our recent two-part blog on fiber coupling in our Laser Diode Fundamentals series by exploring the...

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    Interferometry for Precision Measurements

    Interferometry is one of the most widely used precision measurement techniques known to humankind.  The precision provided by interferometers has enabled countless scientific discoveries and breakthroughs.  These range from the Michelson and Morley...

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    How Removing the TEC Increases Laser Diode Stability

    As most people already understand, a laser diodes performance is highly dependent on its operating temperature, which is why most mid- to high-end laser packages utilize embedded thermoelectric coolers (TECs).  The strong temperature dependence arises...

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    3 important things when choosing a laser combiner for Flow Cytometry

    As discussed in a previous blog post, flow cytometry is an extremely valuable methodology employed by scientists around the world for analyzing individual cells via fluorescence tagging.  In that blog titled “Flow Cytometry Review,” we went to great...

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    Automotive LIDAR

    Over the past year, we here at RPMC Lasers have published several different pieces of technical content on various LIDAR applications.  Some of our more recent posts include a white paper titled “Single Frequency Fiber Lasers for Doppler LIDAR," and a...

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    Laser Diode Fundamentals: Bandgap Energy and Wavelength

      Diode lasers are unique amongst most other laser sources for their extensive range of available wavelengths.   The breadth of output wavelengths has allowed diodes to become one of the most versatile laser sources, with wavelengths available from...

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    Arroyo Releases New TEC Controller for OEM Applications

    Arroyo Instruments is proud to announce the release of the new 586 Series TECPak.  The 586 TECPak offers up to 392W of output power and its display-less operation is a combination of its smaller brother (the 585 TECPak) plus the high-power output of...

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    The Three Leading Aesthetics Applications

    RPMC Lasers has made this blog post to show the top three aesthetic laser applications our customers have worked on. Our team of laser experts have over 100 years of combined experience working with our customers, and during that time, we have helped...

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    LIDAR Becoming the Future of Bathymetry

    Bathymetry is the study of the underwater depth in oceans, lakes, or seas and is used to generate detailed topographical maps of bodies of water around the world.  While there are several different methods of underwater mapping including sonar, in...

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    Introduction Multi-photon Microscopy

    Fluorescence microscopy is deployed widely in biological sciences for identifying the spatial distribution of molecules of interest in complex heterogeneous samples, including living cells.  Over the past 100 years, this method has been heavily...

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