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Photonics News Magazine - Issue 59
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Within the LASER COMPONENTS Group we visit over 1,000 customers a year, which includes an important exchange of production techniques and customers’ enhanced performance needs. Together we produce world class components at competitive pricing, whilst giving our customers’ instruments the ‘edge’ required to beat their competition. It is a pleasure to be welcomed by our customers to their facilities to see their special expertise, and in some cases, as no one else in the world is working in their area, truly pushing the frontiers to ultimately better and safeguard mankind’s future.
I would say that it is surprising how often customer visits result in these frequently heard words, “I didn’t know you did that.” It is well known that LASER COMPONENTS produce custom components; however, it seems customers are less aware of the range of technologies that we cover.
Whilst it isn’t quite ‘anything photonic’ it is nevertheless pretty broad. This is not to say we are a Jack of all trades, but we do have distinct production groups each with their own world-class capabilities. These include laser optics, visible and NIR detectors and lasers, IR detectors, fibre optics and measurement technology, so we are masters of more than one! If there is a demand we continue to explore new horizons to see if this is a good fit for both our company and our customers to develop and invest in a new capability.
It is equally well known that LASER COMPONENTS is a distributor, and indeed we highly value both our fledgling and long standing supplier partnerships, companies that in their own right are world-class, providing products needed by ‘photonic’ customers (I use ‘photonic’ to mean anyone working with photons!). We do have internal expertise but we cannot be expert in everything so it is a win-win collaboration to offer components from our partners this way, especially since when somebody wants a laser module, they generally also want optics, a detector and sometimes pigtailed fibres.
This issue has exciting new feature articles and components within fibre optics, UV LEDs, cinema bright lasers, Si and InGaAs PIN and APDs, and more. May I suggest you sit back and relax with an enlightened read in the following pages and if anything catches your attention we shall be delighted to help.
- Laser Modules for Industrial Vision
Completely revised versions available
- FLEXPOINT® Production Sites
Laser modules are produced at two locations in Germany
- Large Laser Optics
High-power coatings that keep their promises
- Fibre-Optic Assemblies
Developed and produced in Olching
- Pyroelektric Detectors
New pyros with differential amplifiers
- Avalanche Photodiodes & Pulsed Laser Diodes
Manufactured in Canada and in the U.S.A.
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The new “A4” series of compact APC laser diodes offers additional protective functionality for applications in which an eye-safe source of radiation...
New violet LEDs from LG Innotek now offer particularly high power in an extremely small space, delivering up to 2.5 W per chip.LASER COMPONENTS sells...
Using a holographic production method allows for the use of a wide range of infrared materials which do not lend themselves to the ruling production...
LASER COMPONENTS has a long and successful partnership with Helioworks, a world leading manufacturer of infra-red emitters. Helioworks manufactures a...
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