Component Supplier

Member Since 2017

LEARN MORE

LASER COMPONENTS USA specializes in sales, distribution and marketing of components in the laser and optoelectronics industry. 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 strength lies in the ability to offer FLEXPOINT® laser modules (at different wavelengths and power) and colorPol® dichroic glass polarizers (for the UV, VIS, and IR range) as single pieces or series production. Applications include alignment, positioning, and measurement.

Content Filed Under:

Industry:
N/A

Application:
Laser Measurement Laser Measurement

Powerful Emitters with Short Rise Times

POSTED 03/24/2020

VCSEL lasersVCSELs for Greater Range and Higher Resolution in LiDAR Applications

Bedford, NH - LASER COMPONENTS has expanded its range of VCSEL lasers. Its wide range of products now includes emitters with 850 nm and 940 nm in power classes between 200 mW and 50 W. All products are characterized by extremely short rise times and thus support pulse trains in the low nanosecond range and below. Thanks to the semiconductor structure, the emission wavelength remains nearly constant, even with temperature fluctuations. This allows narrow-band bandpass filters to be used on the detector side. Upon customer request, the laser diodes are also available as powerful arrays.
 
In vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), light is emitted perpendicular to the chip’s surface and can therefore be easily collimated. The high power and short pulse sequence of the compact multi-mode lasers make this technology attractive for the LiDAR market, among others. There, these properties ensure greater ranges and higher resolutions. Market researchers therefore assume that the global market for VCSEL lasers will grow rapidly in the next ten years.

About LASER COMPONENTS
LASER COMPONENTS specializes in the development, manufacture, and sale of components and services in the laser and optoelectronics industry. At LASER COMPONENTS, we have been serving customers since 1982 with sales branches in five different countries. We have been producing in house since 1986 with production facilities in Germany, Canada, and the United States. In-house production makes up approximately half of our sales revenue. A family-run business, we have more than 220 employees worldwide.