Modulight scales up power to 20W at 1470 nm

Tampere, Finland & San Jose, CA, Nov 6th 2008 – Modulight, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance optical semiconductor components, today announced the arrival of the newest member of the RangerLase product family: the high-power 1470 nm laser bar producing up to 20 W of continuous-wave output power (product code is ML1818). The product is also available as bare die with an output power of 800 mW (product code is ML1817).

These lasers emitting at 1470 nm are mainly targeted to industrial and medical applications, like soft materials processing, plastic welding, fiber amplifier pumping and medical applications.

“We are seeing a nice surge in the demand for our eye-safe high-power lasers at 1470 nm and 1550 nm since the RangerLase product releases earlier this year and are excited to present these results from our continuous product improvements to our customers. The sales of this type of products have been boosted also by the recent supply issues faced by QPC Lasers, which eventually seems to even increase our market share for eye-safe high-power lasers.”, comments Ms. Ulla Haapanen, Product Manager of Modulight.

For more information about the RangerLase family and its members, visit Modulight’s website at or contact our sales team directly at

About Modulight, Inc.

Modulight, Inc. provides value-added solutions to optical applications for industrial, communication, medical, space, and defense industries. Modulight products include various types of lasers from visible to infrared wavelengths with output power levels from milliwats to over hundreds of watts. Modulight provides also laser solutions from design and manufacturing of laser diodes to OEM-based optical sub-systems and turnkey laser systems. Modulight owns and operates a semiconductor fab in Tampere, Finland and has fully owned subsidiary Modulight USA located in San Jose, California.

Contact information

Modulight, Inc.
Anca Guina
Manager, Product Promotion
Tel: +358 20 743 9000
Fax: +358 20 743 9009