Home > Press > Daylight Solutions Sets New World Record for Broadly Tunable Mid-Infrared Laser System
Daylight Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced molecular detection and imaging solutions, today announced that it has established a new world record for a broadly tunable solid state mid-infrared laser source in a commercial product. The company integrated a Quantum Cascade semiconductor gain chip from ALPES lasers (Switzerland) into its own patented tunable external-cavity laser (EC-QCL) system. The result was a single frequency source that tuned across 275 wavenumbers, or 24% of the laser's center wavelength at 8.8µm.
Daylight Solutions Sets New World Record for Broadly Tunable Mid-Infrared Laser System
POWAY, CA | Posted on September 9th, 2008
The availability of miniature, broadly tunable lasers in the 4µm to 12µm spectrum enables hand held sensors, which can be used in applications such as medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring, and explosives detection. The ability to tune across a wide spectral range means that more of a molecule's "fingerprint" can be identified, allowing for greater accuracy and the ability to detect multiple species of molecules simultaneously.
"This is a significant step in the field of molecular detection and sensing," said Paul Larson, Daylight's President and COO. "For example, this extreme tunability allows us to use a single, miniature laser source to scan across the entire spectrum of glucose, making non-invasive glucose monitoring that much closer to a commercial reality."
"This achievement from Daylight Solutions greatly simplifies spectroscopic research in the mid- infrared, and will lead directly to new and important applications in a variety of fields," said Rice University Professor Frank Tittel, one of the world's leading experts in laser based mid-infrared spectroscopy.
Daylight Solutions will offer extreme tunability as part of its current line of broadly tunable and fixed wavelength laser products and sensor systems.
About Daylight Solutions, Inc.
Daylight Solutions develops molecular detection and imaging systems for use in industrial process controls, scientific research, medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring and homeland security and defense applications. The company develops sensors and offers a line of broadly tunable and fixed wavelength mode-hop free mid-IR laser sources that can operate either pulsed or continuous wave. The companys core technology enables small, battery powered devices that are extremely sensitive to the presence of trace amounts of molecules in real-world environments.
The statements contained in this article are not purely historical and contain forward-looking information and statements. These include statements regarding the Company's expectations, intentions, or strategies regarding future matters. All forward-looking statements included in this article are based on information available to the Company on the date released.
For more information, please click here
Daylight Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © Business Wire 2008
If you have a comment, please Contact
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut July 30th, 2014
News and information
East China University of Science and Technology Purchases Nanonex Advanced Nanoimprint Tool NX-B200 July 30th, 2014
Watching Schrödinger's cat die (or come to life): Steering quantum evolution & using probes to conduct continuous error correction in quantum computers July 30th, 2014
From Narrow to Broad July 30th, 2014
FLAG-ERA and TNT2014 join efforts: Graphene Networking at its higher level in Barcelona: Encourage the participation in a joint transnational call July 30th, 2014
Production of Toxic Gas Sensor Based on Nanorods July 28th, 2014
Compact Vibration Harvester Power Supply with Highest Efficiency Opens Door to Fix-and-Forget Sensor Nodes July 23rd, 2014
Nano-sized Chip "Sniffs Out" Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs: TAU researcher's groundbreaking sensor detects miniscule concentrations of hazardous materials in the air July 23rd, 2014
Tiny laser sensor heightens bomb detection sensitivity July 19th, 2014
University of Manchester selects Anasys AFM-IR for coatings and corrosion research July 30th, 2014
Nature inspires a greener way to make colorful plastics July 30th, 2014
Analytical solutions from Malvern Instruments support University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers in understanding environmental effects of nanomaterials July 30th, 2014
FEI Unveils New Solutions for Faster Time-to-Analysis in Metals Research July 30th, 2014
From Narrow to Broad July 30th, 2014
Terabyte Photonic Dataset Sale July 30th, 2014
NUS scientists use low cost technique to improve properties and functions of nanomaterials: By 'drawing' micropatterns on nanomaterials using a focused laser beam, scientists could modify properties of nanomaterials for effective applications in photonic and optoelectric applicat July 22nd, 2014
Carbyne morphs when stretched: Rice University calculations show carbon-atom chain would go metal to semiconductor July 21st, 2014