31 January 2023
BluGlass launches suite of 405nm, 420nm and 450nm single- and multi-mode lasers
At SPIE Photonics West 2023 in San Francisco, CA, USA (28 January to 2 February), BluGlass Ltd of Silverwater, Australia – which has developed proprietary low-temperature, low-hydrogen remote-plasma chemical vapor deposition (RPCVD) technology – has launched its first suite of gallium nitride (GaN) laser products available for customer purchase, spanning 405nm, 420nm and 450nm wavelengths in both single-mode and multi-mode devices, specifically:
- violet 405nm multi-mode 1W laser;
- violet 405nm single-mode 250mW laser;
- violet 420nm multi-mode 1W laser;
- violet 420nm single-mode 250mW laser;
- blue 450nm multi-mode 1W laser;
- blue 450nm single-mode 100mW laser.
Customers can inspect performance data and purchase the products in a range of form factors including TO-cans of different sizes and chip-on-submounts.
The suite of available products has passed entry-level commercial specifications following significant product development, optimization, and performance and reliability testing.
BluGlass says that it has received interest from customers wanting to deploy its lasers in their product development programs, which span applications including 3D printing, quantum sensing and computing, material sensing, and flow cytometry.
“The release of these laser diodes reflects the significant performance and reliability improvements we have made over the past year,” says president Jim Haden. “The market is telling us there is a growing need for a dedicated GaN laser supplier who can provide greater manufacturing agility and form factor flexibility, to enable manufacturers to expand their product offerings and market applications. We have several potential customers interested in our portfolio, and this significant milestone paves the way for first orders and commercial revenues,” he adds.
“Our product offering will continue to grow and improve — with expanded wavelengths, higher-power and novel laser architectures also progressing through the supply chain. We expect the execution of our ongoing vertical integration plans to further improve quality and accelerate development timelines for future products and enable us to scale manufacturing capacity to meet demand,” Haden continues.
“The visible laser market is a high-value and high-margin semiconductor segment that is growing rapidly, with ubiquitous use in everything from consumer electronics, advanced manufacturing to medical diagnostics, quantum computing, and defense applications,” he adds. “Within the broader market, GaN lasers offer inherent advantages over traditional infrared laser diodes, including higher energy absorption in key industrial metals, tighter beam focus, and improved efficiency. These competitive advantages are driving significant interest from global customers.”
In addition to the launched products, laser diode designs in other wavelengths and specifications are progressing through BluGlass’ supply chain, including RPCVD-enhanced products.
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