Bright Solutions Srl (Pavia, Italy) has acquired the inventory and technology assets of Concepts Research Corporation (CRC), a leading US manufacturer of microchip lasers, for use in many industries for a variety of tasks including spectroscopy, MALDI, lidar, ranging, marking, very small feature micromachining, and many specialty applications. Bright Solutions personnel spent time with CRC collaborating on a comprehensive technology transfer process which was successfully completed at the end of November 2015.
CRC’s principals decided, after a long successful run, to move on to new adventures. CRC had locations in Wisconsin and in North Carolina, and both are being closed.
Bright Solutions will offer all of the standard CRC products. There is also an intensive product review ongoing at Bright Solutions to look at ways to redesign the units to make them more compact and cost effective and to introduce customer requested enhancements.
Bright Solutions has its main location in Pavia, Italy, where it employs approximately 40 employees. Historically, Bright Solutions products have been air-cooled short nanosecond lasers and more recently picosecond lasers down to 100 ps. Bright Solutions offers the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th harmonics of their lasers, as well as at times the 5th harmonic, and 1.5 um and 3.3 um versions of some of its lasers. Bright Solutions has in excess of 4,000 lasers in use in the field. The addition of the microchip laser fits well with the Bright Solutions products, completing the current product range with smaller, lower power and SLM laser units. The microchip lasers generally have pulses that are 500 ps – 3 ns and will be manufactured and sold as stand-alone products or integrated as SLM seeders in Bright Solution’s powerful MOPA lasers. In addition to the usual 1064 wavelength and its harmonics, the 946 nm line of the Nd:YAG is also used to produce lasers at 946, 473, 315, and 236 nm.
Bright Solutions presents the new green sub-ns DPSS laser emitting 15W at 532nm, with repetition rates up to 200 kHz and pulsewidth as short as 500 ps.
Ideal for micromachining, glass cutting, and precision LIDAR, the whole laser is enclosed in an extremely compact and ruggedized single unit.
Long lifetime and ease of use are ensured by the company innovative MOPA design.
Also available at 1064 nm.
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Bright Solutions presents the new ultra-compact ns DPSS laser emitting 1W at 266nm, with repetition rates up to 50 kHz and pulsewidth as short as 2 ns.
Ideal for precision micromachining and UV ablation, the whole laser is enclosed in an extremely compact and ruggedized air cooled single unit.
Long lifetime and ease of use are ensured by the company innovative optical design.
Also available at 355, 532 and 1064 nm.
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