Laser Diode Manufacturing Video

Cutting Edge Optronics has over two decades of experience with semiconductor device manufacturing. Our team of experienced technicians, engineers and scientists work side by side to produce products and services such as epitaxial structure design, laser bar design, wafer processing, bar fabrication and laser diode array packaging with optional microlensing.

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High Performance LIDAR Laser

Cutting Edge Optronics development of the HLS DPSS laser system marks a new beginning in airborne LIDAR data collection. This compact unit combines Northrop Grumman’s proprietary stable short-pulse laser front-end with Yb-doped fiber and Nd:YVO4 amplifiers to achieve mJ level pulse energies with excellent beam quality at laser repetition rates of 10 kHz and above. The laser produces a smooth and stable temporal pulse shape of <1.5 nsec pulse width at <100 psec jitter and is ruggedized for operation on airborne platforms over a wide range of environmental conditions.

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Microlensing of Laser Diode Packages

With over 20 years of laser diode packaging experience, Cutting Edge Optronics (CEO) has developed significant capabilities in microlensing of laser diode packages. With over 200 standard laser diode packages available, CEO has the experience to microlens laser diode output for a given set of application requirements to achieve high levels of collimation and pointing.

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Gigashot™ UV Laser

The Gigashot™ GS-120-QFU is a diode-pumped solid–state (DPSS) Nd:YAG laser that delivers 120 mJ per pulse at 355 nm at a repetition rate of 100 Hz. The laser has a Master Oscillator-Power Amplifier (MOPA) architecture with an output beam that has a ‘flat top’ beam profile in the near field – making it ideally suited for pumping ultrafast Ti:Sapphire amplifiers and OPCPAs.

Custom options are available upon request.

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Patara™ II Micromachining Laser

Since its introduction in 2009, the Patara™ DPSS micromachining laser system has been installed into 24-7 manufacturing facilities all around the world. Its rugged design and rock-solid performance paved the way for superior laser micromachining performance in the field, where it matters most.

Remaining competitive in the marketplace is key to success. Many factors such as production volume, quality and the cost of doing business play a role in competitive manufacturing. With this knowledge, CEO is proud to introduce the next-generation precision micromachining laser system, the Patara™ II. Packaged with CEO’s eDrive™ laser controller, the Patara™ II performs at the same level as its workhorse predecessor, at a >25% reduced price.

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Cutting Edge Optronics Wins Innovation Award

Saint Charles, Mo. – May 5, 2015 –Cutting Edge Optronics, a Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) company, was honored with the CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award in the Lasers and Sources category for their Gigashot(TM) High Energy Diode Pumped Solid State laser system. The system is the first Joule class, all diode-pumped, commercially available laser, ideally suited for use in scientific, industrial and medical applications.

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10 Joule Diode-Pumped Laser Video

The 10 Joule GIGASHOT-HE™ laser system consists of an injection-seeded oscillator followed by an amplifier chain containing six PowerPULSE™ laser amplifiers. The amplifiers utilize rod sizes ranging from 3mm to 25mm. Each PowerPULSE™ laser amplifier is pulse-pumped by laser diode arrays manufactured on-site at CEO’s facility in St. Charles, Missouri.

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CEO Installs 10 Joule Laser at LSP Technologies

Northrop Grumman Cutting Edge Optronics (CEO) successfully installed a new 10 Joule Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) GIGASHOT-HE™ Laser System at the LSP Technologies facility in Dublin, Ohio. This laser will be incorporated into LSP Technologies’ Procudo™ 200 Laser Peening System, which is designed for rapid integration into customer facilities with the utmost focus placed on throughput, reliability, and usability.

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