15 June 2022
BluGlass ships first prototype laser diode products
BluGlass Ltd of Silverwater, Australia – which has developed proprietary low-temperature, low-hydrogen remote-plasma chemical vapor deposition (RPCVD) technology for manufacturing devices such as laser diodes, next-generation LEDs and micro-LEDs – has shipped its first fully packaged laser diode prototypes to its initial customer.
BluGlass’ 405nm and 420nm alpha products (for collecting customer feedback in real-world applications) will be integrated and tested by the customer within their new product design and development cycles.
These alpha products have undergone internal preliminary performance and life-time reliability testing and are at a stage where customers can assess the products in their own development-stage applications. BluGlass’ 405nm and 420nm single-mode and multi-mode products are progressing towards achieving commercial performance and reliability.
“This is a key commercialization milestone for BluGlass, representing the first delivery of our laser diodes to an external customer,” notes BluGlass’ president Jim Haden. “While still in the alpha (development) stage, our laser products are demonstrating significantly improved performance, and now are suitable for customers to evaluate during their product and application development process,” he adds. “We are working with several customers wanting to trial alpha laser diodes for innovative new applications, including medical devices, sensing, quantum computing, and automotive products. The fact that we have customers anxious to receive our alpha products, ahead of our full product launch, is indicative of the significant unmet demand within the 405nm and 420nm wavelengths, and a testament of our improved performance.”