Pranalytica Announces the Availability of High Power Multiple Laser Systems Covering SWIR, MWIR and LWIR Wavelengths

January 17, 2011

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Pranalytica, Inc. announces the immediate availability of high power multiple wavelength systems that provide multiwatt of continuous wave room temperature power output at one short wavelength infrared (SWIR) and two midwave infrared (MWIR) wavelengths. The three laser outputs are collinear and collimated and each has excellent beam quality needed for a variety of defense and homeland security applications.

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The first system, MULTILUX(TM)-20-40-46-CW, configured to Eglin AFB customer specifications and delivered recently, provides >1.2 W of continuous wave, room temperature (CW/RT) power at 4.6 micrometres, > 0.4 W of CW/RT power at 4.0 micrometres and > 3 W of CW/RT power at 2.1 micrometres. The collinearity between the combined laser outputs at the three wavelengths is better than 1 milliradian, which coupled with the excellent beam quality of all three lasers allows projection over long distances. Power output at each one of the laser wavelengths can be individually controlled and can be modulated with arbitrary pulse sequences.

The laser head, weighing less than 10 kg, is air-cooled. The control system is designed to operate off standard 28V DC power supplies. The Pranalytica system can be configured to provide as much as 2.0 W of CW/RT power output at 4.6 micrometres, 1.5 W CW/RT power at 4.0 micrometres and 10 W of CW/RT power at 2.0-2.1 micrometres depending on customer requirements. The multilaser system can be configured to provide high power laser radiation with any combination of wavelengths in the SWIR, MWIR and LWIR regions.

“Many defense and homeland security applications require high power laser radiation at multiple wavelengths and with excellent beam quality,” Kumar Patel, President of Pranalytica, comments. “Pranalytica has taken a lead in satisfying the customer demand by providing a complete system with easy to configure interface that permits the end-users to focus on their systems applications rather than spend effort and time integrating different laser modules together to provide the needed infrared radiation.”

“Pranalytica has been the unquestionable leader in design and manufacture of high power quantum cascade lasers through their invention of the non-resonant extraction (NRE) principle for improving the wall plug efficiency and power output from the QCLs in the midwave infrared (MWIR) and longwave infrared (LWIR) regions,” Dr. Patel continued. “The NRE design principle has allowed Pranalytica to be the only commercial organization that is able to provide >3 W of CW/RT power output single emitter QCL systems at 4.6 micrometres and >2 W of CW/RT power output single emitter QCL systems at 4.0 micrometres”.

Because of the advantages of vertical integration, from design to final end-user product capability, Pranalytica is able to provide ultra high performance MWIR and LWIR laser systems that suit a broad range of customer needs.

Pranalytica will be demonstrating the multiple wavelength laser systems as well as other high power QCL systems including high power uncooled MWIR and LWIR systems at the Photonics West Conference in January 2011, South Hall Booth 232.

About Pranalytica®, Inc.

Pranalytica is a leading manufacturer of quantum cascade lasers and laser- based trace gas detection equipment for industrial, environmental, military, and homeland security applications. Pranalytica has led the science and engineering of high power quantum cascade lasers in the MWIR and LWIR regions, and has been supplying 2.5 W CW/RT operation QCLs at Band 4B wavelengths and 2.0 W CW/RT operation QCLs at Band 4A wavelengths for over two years to a number of defense/aerospace companies and to DoD customers. More than 40 trace gas sensors manufactured by Pranalytica have been deployed in multiple customer locations in the United States, Europe and the Far East for a variety of industrial and environmental applications. The founder, president and CEO of Pranalytica, Dr. C. Kumar N. Patel, inventor of the carbon dioxide laser, led all Physics and Materials Science Research efforts at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1981 to 1993. He has intimate knowledge of the laser needs of many of defense-related systems through his extensive involvement in a number of Washington-based committees. Dr. Patel, a recipient of the National Medal of Science presented by the President of United States of America, has been a member of the Board of Directors of Newport Corporation for nearly 25 years. For more information, visit www.pranalytica.com.

    Pranalytica Contact
    Francis X. McGuire
    310-458-4493 office
    818-421-8235 Cell

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