Oxide acquires VUV laser business from Lumeras

Sept. 4, 2018
Oxide adds 114 nm (11 eV) laser technology to its UV and DUV laser lines.

Oxide Corporation (Yamanashi, Japan; Yasunori Furukawa, president) has acquired the vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV) laser business of Lumeras LLC (Santa Cruz, CA). Established in 2008, Lumeras, which describes itself as an "early-stage technology company," produces high-photon-energy (11 eV, or a wavelength of 114 nm) laser sources, which are used in research institutes for cutting-edge materials-science applications, including photoemission electron spectroscopy. The VUV-1 series operates at sub-100-Hz repetition rates, while the VUV-2 series consists of quasi-continuous-wave (quasi-CW) systems that operate at megahertz rep rates.

Oxide Corporation, established in 2000, manufactures deep-ultraviolet (DUV) laser sources (213 - 266 nm), ultraviolet (UV) laser sources (355 nm), fiber lasers, and high-quality nonlinear optical crystals, many for use in the DUV, including LB4: Li2B4O7, LiTaO3: SLT/MgSLT, and LiNbO3: SLN/MgSLN, among others. Additional products include speckle-contrast measurement systems, phosphor evaluation systems, laser wavelength convertors, and others. Oxide continues to expand its UV laser product offerings for the semiconductor manufacturing, material analysis, biotechnology, and medical markets.

With the acquisition of Lumeras' VUV laser business, Oxide notes that is is now the only company in the world having a product portfolio spanning the entire UV-DUV-VUV spectrum.

For more info on Oxide, see: www.opt-oxide.com

Source: Oxide

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