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Modulight Opts For Aixtron Tool

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Laser specialist from Finland scales up production of epi wafers with AIX 2800G4-TM MOCVD system

Finnish laser specialist Modulight has added an Aixtron AIX 2800G4-TM MOCVD tool to its in-house production of epi wafers as an add-on to existing epitaxial growth capability.

The Aixtron system will be installed in Modulight's semiconductor laser chip fab in Tampere, Finland, where it makes GaAs/InP-based devices. Modulight is currently expanding the fab with a 1,000 m2 increase to production space. The AIX 2800GM4-TM deposition system allows the company to guarantee supply, change control and tailor-made solutions.

"The quality requirements in this sensitive application sector are extremely high. Therefore, the epi wafers must have highest deposition uniformity control, lowest particle count, best yield, and lowest production cost. The MOCVD technology of Aixtron guarantees us the fulfilment of these high demands on epi wafers, and helps us to benefit from higher scalability," comments Seppo Orsila, chairman and CEO of Modulight.

The product range of Modulight includes various types of lasers from visible to infrared (400 - 2000 nm) with output power levels from milliwatts to hundreds of watts. The company has over 20 years' experience in designing and manufacturing FDA & CE approved lasers and providing value-added solutions to optical applications.

The lasers are used for medical, industrial and environmental applications due to their high efficiency and brightness compared to conventional light sources, the possibility of contactless material processing and monitoring from a distance and shorter cycle times due to fast processing.

The lasers are also applied in the automotive industry, for example for reliable distance measurement, and autonomous driving.

Growth market medical technology

Modulight lasers are used in medical applications ranging from surgery to non-invasive therapeutic procedures, particularly in oncology, ophthalmology, and genetics. Tailoring of the wavelength adds versatility and offers a high degree of customisation of output power and beam delivery. The laser platform of the company is used by leading institutes and companies in oncology as their laser of choice due to extreme versatility and simplicity of use.

"Due to the advantages of medical lasers, this market is growing very strongly. In the coming years, the billion-dollar mark is expected to be exceeded. However, excellent laser quality is essential for medical lasers. Modulight is one of the world's leading specialists in the laser market especially for medical applications, and we are very pleased that they have chosen our deposition system", says Bernd Schulte, president of Aixtron SE.

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