Infinite Photonics Awarded $12M by DARPA

Infinite Group, Inc. announced its subsidiary, Infinite Photonics, Inc., has completed negotiations and entered into a contract for $12 million in research and development from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), using Infinite's proprietary grating coupled surface emitting laser diode technology. The work will begin immediately and be completed by the end of 2003.

"We will produce pump and source laser diodes, as well as grating coupled semiconductor optical amplifiers (GCSOA)", stated Jeff Bullington, President of Infinite Photonics. "The program will allow Infinite Photonics to develop and commercialize single mode devices specific to DARPA's goals for very high power, high repetition rates, and high beam quality. DARPA has had a long history of enabling innovative advancements in a number of industries including: microelectronics, the Internet, and photonics. DARPA is driven to advance cutting edge technology, while encouraging the economies of large-scale production through commercial applications. According to Laser Focus World magazine, the commercial photonics market applicable to diode laser technology is approximately $6 Billion per year. This program will enable Infinite Photonics to establish significant technological presence in this market by creating photonic based products for both the commercial and government applications."

Most Popular Articles

Webcasts

Femtosecond Lasers – Getting the Photons to the Work Area

Ultrashort-pulse lasers, both picosecond and femtosecond, are now available from a large number of manufacturers, with new players entering the field at a ra...

Ray Optics Simulations with COMSOL Multiphysics

The Ray Optics Module can be used to simulate electromagnetic wave propagation when the wavelength is much smaller than the smallest geometric entity in the ...

Multichannel Spectroscopy: Technology and Applications

This webcast, sponsored by Hamamatsu, highlights some of the photonic technology used in spectroscopy, and the resulting applications.

Handheld Spectrometers

Spectroscopy is a powerful and versatile tool that traditionally often required a large and bulky instrument. The combination of compact optics and modern pa...

Opportunities in the Mid-IR

The technology for exploiting the mid-IR is developing rapidly:  it includes quantum-cascade lasers and other sources, spectroscopic instruments of many...
White Papers

NIST Traceable Spectral Responsivity Calibration of Photodiode Detectors

All Newport optical detectors are recommended for a 12 month recalibration interval. Newport main...

Accurate LED Source Modeling Using TracePro

Modern optical modeling programs allow product design engineers to create, analyze, and optimize ...

Miniature Spectrometers for Narrowband Laser Characterization

In less than 60 years, lasers have transformed from the imagined “ray gun” of science fiction int...
Technical Digests

OPTICAL COATINGS: Evolving technology produces new benefits

The antireflection, high-reflection, and/or spectral characteristics provided by optical coatings...

REMOTE FIBER-OPTIC SENSING: Data in abundance from difficult environments

The use of optical fibers to measure strain, temperature, and other parameters at desired points ...

SCANNERS FOR MATERIALS PROCESSING: Serving demanding applications

Galvanometer-based scanners are an essential component in laser-based materials-processing system...

Click here to have your products listed in the Laser Focus World Buyers Guide.

PRESS RELEASES

SCHOTT and Applied Microarrays Establish Distribution Partnership for NEXTERION® Products

01/22/2013 SCHOTT and Applied Microarrays, Inc. have established a partnership for the distribution of SCHOT...

SCHOTT North America and Space Photonics, Inc. Sign Exclusive Licensing Agreement for Covert Communications Technology

01/22/2013 WASHINGTON, D.C.—October 18, 2012—Space Photonics Inc. and SCHOTT North America, Inc. today annou...
Social Activity
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Copyright © 2007-2015. PennWell Corporation, Tulsa, OK. All Rights Reserved.PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS