1 March 2011

Alfalight announces strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel

Alfalight Inc of Madison, WI, USA, which manufactures high-power laser diodes and handheld infrared and visible laser systems, has announced a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT).

Launched in 1999 as a private organization, IQT is an independent strategic not-for-profit investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver technology solutions to support the missions of the US intelligence community.

The partnership aims to advance Alfalight’s development of high-performance, man-portable military laser systems. It builds upon the firm’s established core semiconductor laser technology, which includes high efficiency, high brightness, and wavelength stabilization, combined with advanced electro-optics and integrated control methodologies, to deliver mission-critical solutions to IQT’s customers.

Alfalight’s existing products include components, laser subsystems, and handheld infrared and visible laser systems, many qualified to demanding military, aerospace, or telecoms standards. The firm’s fully vertically integrated factory has capabilities spanning laser device design, compound semiconductor processing, device packaging, and electro-optical assembly, to deliver rugged, turnkey electro-optical components and systems.

“Alfalight’s proven high-performance diode laser technology, integrated with novel electro-optics, provides a uniquely valuable capability for our government partners,” says William Strecker, IQT’s chief technology officer and executive VP of Architecture & Engineering. “Our strategic investment in Alfalight will accelerate the development and availability of its products and technologies to both public and private sectors,” he adds.

“Our partnership with In-Q-Tel enables the expansion of Alfalight’s technologies into important governmental applications,” says Alfalight’s president & CEO Mohan Warrior.

Tags: Alfalight Diode lasers

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