BluGlass, Applied Energetics collaborate on next-gen photonics solutions

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ASX-listed BluGlass Limited, a global semiconductor developer, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Applied Energetics, a leader in advanced defence and dual-use photonics.

The collaboration aims to harness BluGlass’ high-performance GaN distributed feedback (DFB) lasers within Applied Energetics’ cutting-edge systems development, particularly focusing on next-generation military and commercial applications.

Applied Energetics, headquartered in the USA, specialises in developing ultrashort pulse (USP) optical systems catering to various sectors, including defence, commercial, medical, and space markets.

With Applied Energetics’ expertise spanning deep ultraviolet through to infrared wavelengths, the partnership brings together complementary technologies and capabilities.

Both companies intend to explore innovative solutions to address critical technology needs in emerging dual-use and national security markets.

These solutions include the development of new laser wavelengths and higher-performance products to deliver more efficient and cost-effective solutions.

While the MOU outlines the framework for collaboration, it does not yet specify commercial terms and timelines.

BluGlass CEO, Jim Haden, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, highlighting its potential to advance strategic capabilities and integrated photonics.

“A pioneer in ultrashort pulse photonics, Applied Energetics has complementary laser technology which can deepen our reach into the government, security, and intelligence sectors. Importantly, the MOU aligns with and strengthens our existing product roadmap and growth strategy,” Haden stressed.

Dr Gregory Quarles, CEO and president of Applied Energetics, echoed Haden’s sentiments, emphasising the importance of advancing next-generation lasers and optical systems to meet the evolving demands of the market.

He noted, “We are pleased to be working with BluGlass and believe this collaboration will support our long-term strategic goals of optimising architectures, increasing wavelength coverage, and improving product performance to provide customers with the most competitive and effective solutions.”