20 February 2023
BluGlass secures first customer purchase orders for 405nm and 420nm commercial lasers
BluGlass Ltd of Silverwater, Australia – which has developed proprietary low-temperature, low-hydrogen remote-plasma chemical vapor deposition (RPCVD) technology – says that it has secured initial purchase orders for its 405nm and 420nm 250mW single-mode gallium nitride (GaN) lasers from two customers.
These commercial purchase orders were received from what are described as industry-leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) following BluGlass’ product launch at the SPIE Photonics West 2023 conference in San Francisco, CA, USA (28 January to 2 February).
The customers will use these first products to qualify BluGlass’ lasers within their own applications, which include quantum and robotic uses. Revenues from these initial low-volume orders are immaterial but, after the lasers are qualified, BluGlass expects to secure recurring larger-volume orders from these customers. Also, additional proposals are progressing with several customers across multiple market segments.
“Our newly launched GaN lasers were incredibly well received at Photonics West, reaffirming the need for a dedicated provider to address unmet market needs across several verticals,” says president Jim Haden. “We are encouraged to have received our first orders so soon after the event. These orders are an important step towards commercial revenues and demonstrate demand for our lasers from key industry players in under-served wavelengths, flexible form factors, and semi-custom designs,” he adds. “As a result of this increased interest in our newly released products, we expect additional orders from potential customers and partners to be imminent.”