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9 April 2008


QPC awarded ninth US patent

QPC Lasers Inc of Sylmar, CA, USA, which designs and manufactures high-power lasers for the consumer, industrial, defense, and medical markets, has been granted its ninth patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office (and its third in 2008).

US Patent 349453 (‘Direct Impingement Cooling of a Laser Diode Array’) protects a unique technique for thermal management of extremely high-brightness arrays.

“QPC’s unique surface emitting array technology is an excellent match to this new technique for laser cooling,” reckons Dr Jeffrey Ungar, president and CEO. “By eliminating temperature rise inherent in conventional heat removal technology, this new technique provides greater power output in a smaller package, which is of critical significance for high-performance military and industrial lasers”, he concludes.

QPC also has seven further patents pending.

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