LASER COMPONENTS USA is a trusted sales organization providing cutting-edge photonic components to a wide variety of markets.  

We specialize in a wide range of photonics applications with avalanche photodiodes and modules (Si and InGaAs), IR detectors (InGaAs, PbS, PbSe, pyroelectric), photon counting modules, laser diodes and modules (at different wavelengths and power), pulsed laser diodes (905 and 1550 nm), laser diode drivers, laser optics (standard or custom dielectric coated) and polarizers.

We have been serving customers over 15 years in North America with products from our manufacturing sites in Germany, Canada and the US, as well as from well-selected international suppliers.

Our Core Competencies:

  • Providing trusted advice
  • Offering a wide product range
  • Building long-term partnerships
  • Manufacturing and distributing premium components

ITAR Compliant:
LASER COMPONENTS USA is ITAR registered and compliant according to the United States of America, Department of State. Laser Components USA and Laser Components GmbH in Germany have a Manufacturing License Agreement (MLA) that is approved by the United States of America, Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) for the controlled export of ITAR optics specifications for the purpose of manufacturing ITAR laser optics in Germany that may be used specifically in USA military components.


The LETO phase modulator models are based on reflective LCOS microdisplays with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and 6.4 μm pixel pitch. The LETO phase only spatial light modulator devices can be used like an external monitor using the standard HDMI interface of the graphics card. No additional software or special hardware is needed to operate the SLM.

Powell lenses are laser line generators that shape a laser beam into a straight line with uniform power distribution. They can be found in machine vision lasers and sensors for 3D triangulation.

The LUNA phase only Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) is a plug and play phase modulator.  It contains  a driver unit with standard digital video interface (DisplayPort) and a phase only LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) microdisplay with full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixel) and 4.5 µm pixel pitch leading to an active area diagonal of 0.39” with an aspect ratio of 16:9.

LASER COMPONENTS has developed a new optics layer design that has the ability to separate the polarizations of three wavelengths simultaneously. These new trichroid thin-film polarizers can be used to combine linearly polarized laser beams from several sources, even if they have the same or different wavelengths.

FLEXPOINT MVpulse laser module combines two criteria of machine vision: Bright light with output powers up to 100 mW and class 2 eye safety. High output and high contrast images allow for detailed processing. Bright light only needs to be available when the camera takes an image. The electronics match acquisition frequency and illumination pulses to each other, enable high output powers without the use of complex protective measures.

Laser Components offers a variety of high-power, surface-emitting VCSEL laser diodes with high-reliability and beam quality. They are used for a number of industrial and consumer applications.

Laser Components offer pyroelectric detectors designed to create an electric signal due to temperature changes in the chip. Deuterated Lanthanum α Alanine doped TriGlycine Sulphate (DLaTGS) detectors specifically exhibit the most effective pyroelectric effect known. Although there are many other possible uses, the major application for these detectors is FTIR spectroscopy.

Spatial Light Modulators (SLM) are used as adaptive optical elements that modulates light spatially in amplitude or phase. Laser Components offers these devices based on either reflective (LCOS) or translucent (LCD) liquid crystal microdisplays.

LASER COMPONENTS delivers Spatial Light Modulators (SLM) as adaptive optical elements that modulate light spatially in amplitude or phase. The available devices are based on either reflective (LCOS) or translucent (LCD) liquid crystal microdisplays.

LASER COMPONENTS delivers the LaserLight SMD as the world’s first high luminance, laser white light emitter in a compact 7 mm SMD package. The light emitter offers unique performance in low divergence and waveguide delivery for medical, biomedical, machine vision, and specialty illumination applications.


Laser Components USA, Inc.

116 South River Road, Building C

Bedford, NH 03110


Phone: 603 821 7040

Fax: 603 821 7041

Contact: Gary Hayes


  • This application note aims to explain the techniques for using pyroelectric detectors to measure the power and energy in CW and pulsed lasers. Also explored are the applications and subtleties that make these devices ideal for numerous power and energy uses.

  • As new applications of IR technology are developed, more technical people with non-photonics backgrounds are becoming involved with the technology, but at a disadvantage when confronted with a datasheet for an IR component that might include performance terminology. The following piece defines radiometric terms for those that are new to the industry. 


  • Residential fires are among the most feared dangers of everyday life, with homeowners often covering financial risks with fire insurance and having a fire extinguisher ready. As part of a smart home, smoke detectors could be controlled with a mobile device to allow homeowners to react to dangerous situations, even from miles away.

  • Since the beginning of digitization at the end of the 20th century, the development of networks has been dominated by one topic: bandwidth. Where once telephone, data, and moving images were transmitted across different paths, triple play has now become widely accepted.

  • Laser technology plays a decisive role in implementation of solar energy. Will we soon be able to turn our houses into small solar power plants without having to cover them with “ugly” mirror surfaces?

  • Municipalities and water suppliers go to great lengths to make sure water hygeine and sanitation standards are met, including using disinfecting UV light to kill parasites, bacteria, and viruses.

  • Laser Components dives into a case study performed at the Pensacola Yacht Club, addressing the moisture issues the club faced as a result of the humid climate and shallow water tables. Data collection based in UVC LED technology was used for dehumidification. 

  • During the coronavirus pandemic, high-power germicidal LEDs have been used to disinfect hospital staff. The technology for use against multi-resistant bacteria has been shown to be successful with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

  • Mold is among the most annoying and contaminants on food and can even thrive at sub-zero temperatures. But, the situation is different with the presence of UV radiation. Experiments have shown that mold spreads more slowly under radiation between 220 nm and 340 nm. 

  • Everyone has had experience with mold at one time or another. For example, you have probably gone food shopping, brought your vegetables home, put them into the refrigerator, and brought them back out again a few days later just to find mold.