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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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    Specifications for Target Imaging

    Last year we published a blog post on the subject of combining active imaging and night vision by using time-of-flight (TOF) gated lidar to produce three-dimensional images of a target without the need for visible light.  We will revisit this topic,...

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    How Can RPMC Provide the Right Custom Laser Solution?

    For over 30 years, the laser diode experts at RPMC Lasers have facilitated successful collaborations between customers and suppliers. Our team prides itself on the knowledge and experience acquired in the industry and our dedication to providing...

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    Laser Diode Fundamentals: Diode Gain Threshold

    For any laser to function, there must be more gain inside the laser cavity than loss, and the point at which the laser gain is just large enough to overcome the cavity loss enabling lasing is called gain threshold.  While simple, in theory, this...

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    Investment in the Future - Integrated Optics

    RPMC Lasers, has partnered with Integrated Optics, for several years now, to provide our customers with high-quality compact diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) and diode laser modules.   In order to meet growing production demands, Integrated Optics...

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    FAQ #1 – Can I operate multiple laser diodes from the same power supply?

    Here at RPMC Lasers, we have over 20 years of experience helping the photonics community with their solid-state laser needs.  Over this time, we have answered a wide range of questions from both end users and system integrators, ranging from...

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    Machine Vision For Inspection

    Introduction

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    Laser Diode Fundamentals - Fiber Coupling 2

    Laser Diode Fundamentals: Fiber Coupling (Part 2 of 2)

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    Micromake Machining Laser

    Last fall, we published a blog titled “Micromachining Lasers for Anti-Counterfeiting,” where we explored how laser micromachining can be used to embed microscopic two-dimensional identification codes directly onto the item of interest.   In addition...

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    Laser Diode Fundamentals - Fiber Coupling

    Laser Diode Fundamentals: Fiber Coupling (Part 1 of 2)

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    The Basics of Microchip Laser Harmonics

    Microchip lasers have been around since 1989 when they were first produced at MIT’s Lincoln Labs, but it wasn’t until recently that they have become commonplace in the commercial laser market.  As such, they are still somewhat misunderstood. In this...

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    ER: Glass Lasers for LIBS in Harsh Environments

    Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is one of the most popular laser based atomic spectroscopy techniques on the market today.  Nowadays, LIBS is rapidly becoming an indispensable tool for elemental analysis and is generally viewed as a...

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    RPMC Lasers is Exhibiting at CYTO Conference

      RPMC Lasers will be exhibiting at CYTO Conference June 22-26 in Vancouver, Canada. Stop by our Booth # 414 to see what products we will be featuring.  Cytometry, is a technique in which cells suspended in a fluid flow one at a time through a focus...

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    Flow Cytometry Review

    Flow cytometry is a method for simultaneously analyzing multiple physical properties of an individual cell as it flows through a beam of light in a fluid stream, including the cells size and fluorescence.   In practice, flow cytometry is essentially a...

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    Laser Diode Bar Stress

    Introduction In the past RPMC has taken a look at laser diode lifetime in both a white paper titled “How to Improve Laser Diode Lifetime! Advice and Precautions on Mounting,” and an application note called “Understanding Laser Diode Lifetime.” ...

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    Laser Diode Fundamentals: Single Longitudinal Mode Diodes

    In the last installment of our Laser Diode Fundamentals series, we took a deep dive into the underlying physical properties behind the longitudinal mode structure of laser diodes.  In that blog post, we explained the advantages and disadvantages to...

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    Er-YAG 2.94 Micron

    Flashlamp pumped pulsed Er:YAG lasers have been widely utilized in dermatology and dentistry as an alternative to CO2 lasers, but historically continuous wave (CW) and quasi-continuous wave (QCW) Er:YAG lasers were problematic due to their unique...

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    Using Lasers to Detect Greenhouse Gasses

    Introduction  Methane (CH4) is the principal component in natural gas making up about 97% of its concentration, with the remainder consisting of small amounts of more complex hydrocarbons like ethane (C2H6), propane (C3H8), butane (C4H10), and pentane...

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    Diodes for Optical Tweezers

    Micromanipulation of sub-millimeter objects is one of the more underappreciated technical challenges in modern scientific research.   To fully understand their properties, objects such as dielectric spheres, viruses, bacteria, living cells,...

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    Laser Texturing

    Injection molding is a widely used process for rapidly mass-producing low cost highly uniform mechanical parts.  On a cursory level, it is a relatively straight forward process by which molten material (metal, glass, polymer, etc.) is injected into a...

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    Diodes for 3D Printing

    Additive manufacturing, or as its more commonly referred - 3D printing, has revolutionized manufacturing processes over the past ten years.  This technology which was once reserved for high-end research and prototyping applications is now so...

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