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BluGlass launches six GaN lasers at Photonics West


Lasers feature 405nm, 420nm, and 450nm wavelengths in both single-mode and multi-mode devices

BluGlass has launched its first suite of GaN laser products for customer purchase at leading industry conference, SPIE Photonics West, in San Francisco, USA.

BluGlass’ lasers are available across 405nm, 420nm, and 450nm wavelengths in both single-mode and multi-mode devices. Customers can inspect performance data and purchase these products in a range of form factors including TO Cans of different sizes and Chip-on-Submounts.

BluGlass’ suite of available products have passed entry-level commercial specifications following significant product development, optimisation, and performance and reliability testing.

The following products are available for customer purchase: violet 405nm multi-mode 1W laser; 405nm single-mode 250mW laser; 
420nm multi-mode 1W laser; and 420nm single-mode 250mW laser. And blue 450nm multi-mode 1W laser and 450nm single-mode 100mW laser .

Commenting on the product launches, BluGlass president Jim Haden said: “We are delighted to launch our first suite of products at Photonics West. The release of these laser diodes reflects the significant performance and reliability improvements we have made over the past year.

"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 added: “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 defence applications. 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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