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.
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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.
LASER COMPONENTS offers Silicon Avalanche Photodiode (Si APD) Arrays for applications in LIDAR and ACC within the 800 to 900 nm wavelength range. The SAH series of Si APD arrays are typically used in Time-of-Flight (TOF) sensors for distance measurements, such as in automotive sensing applications.
Diffractive optical elements (DOEs) from LASER COMPONENTS are designed to be used as multi-spot beam splitters in beam shaping, and beam profile modifications with lasers and high power lasers. Using diffractive elements for beam splitting is advantageous in the instance of needing one element to produce several beams, or when very exact power separation is required. DOEs can also achieve precise positioning to create holes at clearly defined and accurate distances.
LASER COMONENTS’ LuOcean P2 series is composed of lasers designed for industrial use, featuring an optical output power of 20-170 W in pumping, illumination, and medical treatment applications. The ready-to-use diode laser systems stand out with low operating currents, precise optical power control, simple driver design, and high lifetime lengths.
LASER COMPONETS offers a number of different drive electronics for simple operation of all types of high power laser diodes. The LDP-CW series enables operation with a different power level and a pulse width of from CW to 1 μs. The combination of an HP laser diode and driver module is used in medical technology, process engineering and testing technology, material processing, and printing technology.
Polarizers are used in a wide range of optical devices to filter or block polarized light for modulating or reducing brightness, analyzing light, polarizing light, and more. The colorPol® S is a nano-particle optical glass sheet polarizer designed with a unique capability to produce patterned polarizers with different spectral characteristics and different directions of polarization. They are capable of achieving high contrast and high transmission for the UV, VIS, NIR, and mid-IR ranges with a wide acceptance angle of ±20°.
Laser Components USA offers an array of infrared (IR) detectors and emitters used for many different applications including flame detection, gas monitoring, medical gas analysis, protein measurement, the inspection of surfaces, and other laser power monitoring applications.
LASER COMPONENTS offers PbS and PbSe infrared (IR) detectors for applications detecting infrared radiation. The Polycrystalline lead sulfide detectors (PbS) detect infrared radiation in the wavelength range between 1 µm and 3.3 µm, and exhibit a higher sensitivity then Polycrystalline lead selenide (PbSe). The PbSe standard semiconductor detectors are designed to detect IR radiation between the 1 µm and 5.2 µm wavelength ranges.
LASER COMPONENTS offers a series of powerful IR arrays designed specifically for IR spectroscopy applications such as biomedical analysis. The IG22 array series consists of 256 rectangular pixels made of extended InGaAs with a TE2 cooler, and is manufactured with an element size of 30 µm x 250 µm, and a pitch of 50 µm.
LASER COMPONENTS offers Deuterated Lanthanum α Alanine doped TriGlycine Sulphate (DLaTGS) detectors that are ideally suited for FTIR applications. Designed with the highest possible performance and the most effective pyroelectric effects, these detectors can be produced with any configuration, including VM configurations and CM configurations.
The Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes (Si APDs) from LASER COMPONENTS are designed for operation in the wavelength range between 250 nm and 1100 nm. These Si APDs are ideal for the detection of extremely weak light intensities due to the avalanche effect on them.
LASER COMPONENTS designs and produces high power pulsed laser diodes (PLDs) at 905 nm with high reliability, and high temperature stability. Applications for these laser diodes include range finding, speed monitoring, laser radars, security scanners, and laser light curtains, as well as in test and measurement systems.
LASER COMPONENTS designs and produces pulsed laser diodes (PLDs) at 1550 nm with high power levels up to 50 W. This wavelength cannot be detected by common night-vision goggles, making the PLDs ideal for multi-junction pulsed laser diodes within military laser rangefinder and friend/foe identification applications.
LASER COMPONENTS is experienced in designing and manufacturing dielectric coatings for a wide range of laser optics applications. The laser optics provided by LASER COMPONENTS are mostly OEM products that meet the individual customer's specifications; the products include substrates and dielectric coatings. The company currently uses E-beam technology (also known as physical vapor deposition (PVD)), ion-assisted deposition (IAD), and ion beam sputtering (IBS) coating processes to create their optics components.
Laser Components USA, Inc.
116 South River Road, Building C
Bedford, NH 03110
Phone: 603 821 7040
Fax: 603 821 7041
Contact: Gary Hayes
In ophthalmology, lasers are used for refractive surgery to burn, cut, or remove objects to achieve optimal refractive power. This article discusses the use of excimer and/or femtosecond lasers in multiple types of operations to correct defective vision
LASER COMPONENTS manufactures individual optical components with high requirements in terms of substrate, coating, packaging, and documentation. Custom optics, even in small quantities, are also available for a variety of different applications. This catalog describes a small selection of the optical components available at LASER COMPONENTS.
It is possible to achieve optimal PbSe IR detector operation by choosing the optimal bias voltage, the ideal optical chopping frequency, or a combination of the two. This is possible because these specific values are both instrument and application dependent. The key to making an instrument detector noise limited instead of circuit noise limited is in understanding the relationships between signal-to-noise ratio and bias voltage, and between optical frequency chopping and detector noise levels.
A light-cutting process is a technique used for measuring profiles, high differences, and geometries based on the principle of laser triangulation with a system consisting of a lighting source, a camera, and evaluation software.
Since pyroelectric detectors are high output thermal devices, the noise output is typically the limiting item to their performance. This application note discusses the various sources of noise in these devices and how it can affect the performance in each application.
LASER COMPONENTS looks to provide background information on the multiplication process in Silicon used in the materials for fabrication of PIN and Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) for visible and near IR applications. This application note presents approaches to designing APDs, as well as other helpful information on the use of APDs.
With ever increasing importance in data exchange and data security, cryptography, or the encoding of a message, becomes essential. A key must also be exchanged in order for the message to be decrypted. In order to protect the key exchange from being intercepted, quantum cryptography must be utilized.
LASER COMPONENTS introduced its first own ModeStrip assemblies at LASER World of PHOTONICS. This technology allows for effective transmission of high-power laser light through optical fibers. Cladding modes no longer pose any threat.
At LASER World of PHOTONIOCS 2017, LASER COMPONENTS will present a new generation of line laser modules for machine vision. The M18 threaded MV18 module is the latest addition to the successful MV series, while existing models like MVnano, MVpico and MVfemto have been re-engineered for better functionality and flexibility.
LASER COMPONENTS introduces a new and improved pyroelectric detector, the LD2100 series, with differential outputs.
LASER COMPONENTS is proud to introduce another groundbreaking Holo/OR product. Thanks to its innovative design, the HEDS (High Efficiency Double Spot) offers unprecedented 97% efficiency – resulting in more than 48% with each beam.
LASER COMPONENTS is proud to announce the popular FLEXPOINT® Mini laser diode module now available in 520 nm. The optical power can be set to any value between 0.4 - 5 mW, and depending on the chosen optical power, the laser safety level will be either class 1, 2, or 3R.
LASER COMPONENTS introduces five new bandpass filters for pyroelectric detectors, increasing the number of standard filters available to an outstanding seventeen versions. The new filters include reference filters (B) and filters for the detection of CO2 (A), water vapor (M), methane (S), and alcohol (O), and are either mounted directly inside the fixed cap of the detector or available as a separate cap, which is then mounted to an existing pyroelectric detector.
At Automate 2017, LASER COMPONENTS will introduce its first laser module that projects a randomly ordered point cloud of 33,000 individual dots for rapid 3D measurement tasks. More on display are the proprietary FLEXPOINT® laser modules and CODIXX colorPol® polarizers covering metrology, alignment, and positioning applications. The FLEXPOINT® MV series are well-known for its flexibility in various wavelengths, output power, and beam patterns. LASER COMPONENTS exhibits booth 2661.
LASER COMPONENTS developed a new coating process for so-called triple mirrors that makes it possible to apply this complex layer design in one pass. Coatings for three wavelengths used to have to be manufactured in two passes. The new method not only results in higher specifications, but it also has the additional advantage of a shorter duration of production.
LASER COMPONENTS Pyro Group presents a standard portfolio of pyroelectric detectors that use LiTaO3 as active material. Those detectors are popular for industrial applications and available for quick delivery.
The MVfiber laser module drives machine vision systems to new heights. The single-mode fiber reduces scattered laser light and prevents side modes, which results in precise laser projection in 3D measurements, biophotonics and medical applications.