BluGlass to display upgraded products at Laser World of Photonics

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Global semiconductor developer BluGlass Limited is slated to unveil its improved gallium nitride (GaN) products at the Laser World of Photonics, Europe’s industry conference, taking place in Munich, Germany this week. 

The ASX-listed company said the new blue 450-nanometre wavelength single-mode and multi-mode devices exhibit power conversion efficiencies of 55 per cent and 42 per cent, respectively, above those introduced in January at the Photonics West event in San Francisco.   

These upgrades make it possible to employ them in client applications that are more demanding, such as quantum computing, robotics, and biotechnology. 

Customers may examine the increased performance statistics for BluGlass at Laser World for single-mode and multi-mode devices operating at wavelengths of 405nm, 420nm, and 450nm. 

Additionally, BluGlass will introduce a brand-new 397nm single-mode alpha product during the conference.

As such, applications for ultraviolet lasers include quantum sensing, cutting-edge disinfection technologies, water and surface cleansing, and medical equipment. 

Six commercial and three prototype devices make up BluGlass’ current product line, and these products come in a variety of form factors, including different-sized TO Cans and Chip-on-Submounts.

BluGlass also stated in the statement that it has made significant improvements to its GaN Distributed Feedback Laser (DFB) demonstrations using its proprietary RPCVD technology for longer-wavelength devices with its collaboration partner the University of Santa Barbara California (UCSB).

Since Photonics West, the company said it has increased the DFB side-mode suppression ratio by more than 50 per cent, achieving superior single-frequency performance at 450nm and showing longer-wavelength DFB lasers up to 478nm.

“Our enhanced GaN laser products are shifting our market position from an emerging alternative supplier to an agile player that is focused on providing high quality and competitive GaN lasers,” said BluGlass CEO Jim Haden.

He said that as a provider of GaN lasers, the company is committed to introducing cutting-edge technologies that fill market gaps and enhance the fundamental performance of our current lasers in an effort to equal or surpass benchmarks set by competitors.

“This strategy broadens our target customer base while building our reputation as a partnerof-choice in the industry,” remarked Haden.

He added, “Given our aggressive improvement curve, we remain confident in our ability to gain market share in a rapidly growing category with very few players and high barriers to entry.”

To date, BluGlass is reaching the end of vertical integration, with manufacturing shifting from four of the five contract manufacturers (CMs) into its Silicon Valley fab. 

The company is presently in the final phases of integrating the final back-end contract manufacturer.