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30 October 2007


QPC wins $750,000 contract for fiber-laser pump engines

QPC Lasers Inc of Sylmar, CA, USA has been awarded a $750,000 contract by a US defense customer to deliver high-power fiber laser pump engines for airborne directed-energy weapons applications. The latest award brings the total value of contracts with this customer to $1.75m since April.

The new contract allows QPC to increase the power from levels targeted in previous contracts and accelerates the development and delivery of high-power laser prototypes for potential deployment on the customer’s platforms.

The contract leverages three of QPC’s proprietary and patented technologies:

  • Low-cost HPSEL chip technology, which enables QPC to place hundreds of high-power surface-emitting laser onto a single chip, giving high brightness but with a 10x reduction in cost, size, and weight compared with conventional laser technologies, QPC claims.
  • Rugged military fiber-coupled module production capability, designed for reliable operation in demanding environments.
  • BrightLase high-power high-brightness lasers, which are designed to produce beams more than ten times brighter than conventional semiconductor lasers used in industrial and medical applications.

The latest contract further enables the refinement of the QPC’s Generation III laser technologies for both military and commercial applications, says co-founder and executive vice chairman George Lintz. “As we continue our development and commercialization of these cost-effective high-power laser prototypes, we continue to expand the potential markets for our technologies and to identify potential new customers,” he adds.

See related items:

QPC expects Q3 revenues to rise 125% year-on-year

QPC’s first Gen III laser ships to US medical customer

QPC introduces BrightLase seed laser

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