Ams Osram’s multi-junction VCSELs are helping to improve automotive lidar. Credit: Ams Osram

VCSELs rev up for life in the fast lane

Multi-junction vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers are likely to displace LEDs and edge-emitting lasers in sensing, finds Andy Extance

Single-mode VCSEL platform

The next generation of single-mode VCSEL products offers lower power consumption, while maintaining high output performance

Trumpf acquires laser diode division of Philips

Trumpf is acquiring 100 per cent of Photonics GmbH from Philips, headquartered in Ulm, Germany. The move, which represents Trumpf's largest acquisition since buying JFY in China in 2013, opens up a new market segment for Trumpf to complement its existing high-power diode laser business

Philips ships one billion VCSELs

The cumulative milestone comes after two years of significant growth in demand for vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, driven by trends such as 3D face recognition in smartphones


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