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Daylight Solutions Secures 16th US Patent For QC Lasers

The latest patent relates to a method of combining beams from individual QCL sources to create a single beam of greater combined power and/or a multiple wavelengths
Daylight Solutions has announced the issuance of the company’s 16th patent relating to its Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) based technology.

As an early pioneer in QCL-based systems, Daylight Solutions has multiple patents either issued or pending that range from component level inventions to applications utilising mid-infrared laser technology.

External Cavity quantum cascade Laser design

The latest patent involves combining beams from individual QCL sources to create a single beam of greater combined power and/or a multiple wavelengths. The technique is valuable in a number of applications where high power or a combination of different wavelengths is necessary.

One such application is infrared countermeasures (IRCM), where mid-infrared lasers are used to protect aircraft from heat-seeking missiles.

“Daylight Solutions continues to receive significant patents relevant to both our core technology and our broad range of applications. The company has now been awarded 16 patents with over 400 claims. Daylight Solutions is committed to our leadership position in QCL-based technology development, ensuring the greatest competitive advantage for our customers," says Timothy Day, Daylight Solutions’ CEO and CTO.

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