RPMC – Custom Laser Capabilities & Services

RPMC Lasers offers a wide assortment of custom laser capabilities:

    • Off-the-shelf configurable lasers, laser diodes, and modules
    • Optional add-ons – photodiodes, TEC, FAC lensing, harmonic generation, attenuators, and more
    • Customization of existing products – wafers, packages, form factor, cooling, and more
    • Completely custom laser systems designed to your exact specifications

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We have over 100 years of combined laser experience across a wide range of solid-state laser applications and technologies, making our team of engineers and product specialists uniquely suited to exceed your expectations. We dedicate ourselves to working closely with you and our diode and DPSS laser manufacturers worldwide. We can find the optimal custom laser solution that fits your application and budget.

RPMC facilitates numerous collaborations between customers and manufacturers, ensuring a smooth development and iteration process and fine-tuning the laser design to meet the customer’s unique specification requirements.

Most of the lasers we offer are customizable in some way upon request. However, some products have customization inherently built into the design. Contact us to start the conversation if you are still looking for the right solution. We can discuss what potential avenues to explore to help solve your problem!

RPMC can typically provide you with the right laser solution, whether a custom wavelength, package design, repetition rate, or anything in between.

RPMC Customization, Services & Support

Custom Lasers

Through our various manufacturers, we can offer a wide range of performance parameters to meet your unique application specifications. Over the years, we have delivered many customized, solid-state laser solutions. Whether you have an industrial, medical, defense, research, or some other application, we can provide custom solutions to meet your demanding requirements. Though initially developed in limited production runs, our manufacturers have the capability of scaling to larger production runs to support volume needs, facilitating your product or application developments.

Most of our standard lasers can come in custom formats with a higher power, altered pulse width, repetition rates, wavelengths, etc. Many firms have wanted narrowed linewidth or even Single Longitudinal Mode (SLM) output, and we are happy to consider that as well. Full MIL-spec lasers are also an arena to which we have delivered several lasers.

Please note that, in general, custom lasers tend to have a longer lead time than standard laser configurations. In such a case, the design and components must be obtained before moving into production. It is not uncommon to have 2 to 3-month lead times on key components. We do our best to schedule and plan for these delays to shorten lead times as much as possible and to give you the most accurate estimations.

Our custom laser offerings include:

  • High-power ns and sub-ns MOPA lasers – UV, visible, and IR
  • Optical parametric converters
  • Amplified single-frequency sub-ns lasers
  • Amplified picosecond lasers
  • DPSS femtosecond laser at 1um
  • 1, 1.5, and 2um fiber lasers
  • Active and passively q-switched configurations
  • Mil-Compliant and Industrial-Grade Designs
  • And more…!

If you are interested in more information on our custom laser offerings, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] . Ideally, we like to have all known critical parameters such as wavelength, pulse energy, repetition rate, pulse width, and environmental specifications, as well as an idea of what kind of footprint is required. Include the idealminimum, and maximum specifications so that we can see the design freedom and make you the most satisfying proposal. It may be the case that we offer a standard laser that would fit these requirements. If you are not a laser specialist, you may need to be more familiar with how to state some of the specifications. In that case, please feel free to email or call us at (636) 272-7227, and we will help guide you to the right solution.

Check out our blog, highlighting the high-quality customization capabilities of one of our trusted partners:

‘Custom, Integrated System Platforms for Customer-Specific Applications’

“Bright Solutions has developed several standard series of DPSS laser systems with features such as 2nd and 3rd harmonics, fiber or free space outputs, and air or water cooling, including their Wedge, SOL, and ONDA platforms.  In addition to their standard laser systems, Bright Solutions engineering group has developed a wide range of custom nanosecond and sub-nanosecond DPSS lasers for various applications requested by our customers from the aerospace, industrial and medical communities.”

Read the full article HERE.

Custom Laser Diodes and Packaging

For over 25 years, we have been packaging high-power, broad-stripe, multimode laser diodes, mainly in the esoteric wavelengths, emphasizing the red and IR wavelengths. Many of the esoteric wavelengths are less robust than the more common 808nm laser diodes. Some of these laser diodes are much more heat sensitive, and heat management of these devices is critical to help ensure long life. Skills from our many years of experience are employed in packaging these devices.

LDX Optronics (Maryville, TN) packages 10`s of thousands of devices per year. Our preferred packages are the c-mount and other open heatsinks. Still, LDX can produce virtually all of the standard single-emitter laser diode packages, including F mounts, 9 mm can, TO-3 package, the high heat load package (HHL), various fiber-coupled packages, and custom packages. Whether you need a unique package, have special lensing requirements, or need additional components such as PD, thermistor, aiming beam, etc., in the package, we can work with you to meet your needs. Let us know what we can do to help!

Check out our case study, involving an iterative design and testing process to get the right laser package developed for a client:

‘How Can RPMC Provide the Right Custom Laser Solution?’

“Our team prides itself on the knowledge and experience acquired in the industry and our dedication to providing system integrators with customized laser packaging solutions. Over the years, we have worked in conjunction with many engineers and designers to develop novel laser diode solutions, helping to ensure the success of their projects. To illustrate how these collaboration efforts could help your team on your next project, we’re going to tell the story of one company’s successful project, and how the dedicated, joint efforts of RPMC Lasers and LDX Optronics facilitated this success.”

Read the full article HERE.

Custom Wafer Growth

Our MOCVD/MOVPE growth process is extremely reliable and closely monitored. In this way, we ensure consistently high quality in the epitaxy of wafers. This process is certified according to the international standard ISO 9001:2008.

Depending on your design, we produce semiconductor layer structures on 2-inch, 3-inch, 4 -inch, and 6-inch wafers. We use two different reactors with 8 or 12 wafers per run to produce the wafers.

Our wafers are used for high-power diode lasers within a wavelength range of ~760 to 1060 nm, as surface emitters (VCSELs and VECSELs), as light-emitting diodes (RCLEDs and LEDs), or as detectors.

Our engineers and technicians have continuously enhanced the process over many years.

  • Highest quality: We monitor the growth of layer structures with the most excellent care and the latest measurement technology.
  • Traceability: Production documents are stored in a state-of-the-art database system.
  • Flexible and competent: Thanks to short development cycles, we implement your requests quickly and reliably.
  • Low-cost: Low development costs for the epitaxy of customer-specific requests for wafers.

Technical Support and Consultation

With over 25 years of experience offering lasers and laser diode products, RPMC Lasers has the technical knowledge to help you select the ideal laser for your application. We offer a wide range of products, including laser systems, lasers, laser modules, laser diodes, optical amplifiers, laser electronics, and accessories.

Our goal is to provide the following:

  • Technical staff with in-depth knowledge of the products we offer to help you select the best laser for your application
  • Quality technical advice that permits informed customer decisions
  • Responses to every inquiry, typically within a few business hours.
  • An attractive value proposition – the best laser at a fair price
  • High-quality support after delivery

RPMC offers over 1500 different laser diodes and solid-state lasers from technology-leading and emerging manufacturers. However, if we do not have the best solution, we will tell you where you can find it! How can we help you?

Contract Manufacturing and Laser Integration

We can connect you to high-quality manufacturers and integrators!

Once your concept has been proven and tested in the development and prototyping stages, you are likely eager to take your product to market as quickly as possible. We have the facilities, expertise, technology, and experience to be a trusted partner in your production process.

Let us show you how outsourcing your laser machining can be advantageous from both a cost and technological standpoint. You can count on our team to deliver high-quality, precision-engineered solutions on time and on budget.

For contract manufacturing, we utilize flexible manufacturing technology to adapt to your supply chain. We can provide you with complete fabrication services or modification of parts as required.

Using Lean Six Sigma methodology, our team of engineers will formulate a plan to manufacture your product to your specifications. Whether you need a prototype realized or a dedicated partner for high-volume production, we are committed and focused on fulfilling all your needs.

Our team will accommodate changes due to seasonal demand or revised specifications. As your trusted partner, we take ownership and pride in providing you with the best quality products and processes.

Our capabilities are vast, and our attention to detail keeps customers loyal. Whether delivering micro-drilled polymers for industrial printers or fabricating precision life-saving medical devices, our world-class engineers, technicians, and skilled staff will meet your most stringent engineering requirements, procurement budgets, and time frames. The most important thing we make for your project is a difference.

We offer class 100 and class 1000 clean room facilities for special cleaning and packaging needs that meet the most stringent requirements for the medical, semiconductor, and electronics industries.

We have the capacity and ability to serve virtually any industry. We manufacture components for applications ranging from medical devices, aerospace, electronics, biotech, oil & gas, energy development, and more. Contact our sales team today to start your relationship with Laser Light Technologies, Inc., and see how we can be your source for quality contract manufacturing services.

We offer the following contract manufacturing capabilities for your project:

  • Experienced micromachining engineers and staff
  • Laser systems to meet your exact requirements
  • High volume production
  • Automation technology to improve throughput and quality
  • Capabilities to adapt to your supply chain
  • Lean Six Sigma methodology
  • On-time parts delivery and within your budget
  • Prototyping
  • Inventory capabilities
  • Accommodate changes due to seasonal demand or product specifications
  • Class 100 and class 1000 clean room facilities