Designer and manufacturer of LED illumination systems and laser diode modules, ProPhotonix, announced a new partnership with Integrated Optics on Monday, for ProPhotonix to distribute Integrated Optics' range of innovative laser modules.
The AIM-traded firm said the Matchbox and ARA laser series from Integrated Optics would complement its existing laser solutions offering, providing its established customer base with additional configurable laser module platforms for a "broad range" of applications and opening new market opportunities.
Customised solutions were also available for more specific application requirements, the board explained.
It said the MatchBox Series is a "powerful" platform, encompassing continuous wave lasers, four wavelength diode combiners, and Q-Switch nanosecond lasers.
The series was described as "exceptionally compact", offering simple integration and ease of use, reportedly providing power, consistency and high performance in "one of the smallest packages" available.
The ProPhotonix board said that, with more than 150 off-the-shelf product configurations, the laser module platform provided an "ideal solution" for applications including microscopy, spectroscopy, medical diagnostics, flow cytometry, LIDAR, metrology, holography, and UV curing.
It added that the ARA series of high power wavelength combiners offered an "advanced and original" design incorporating four Matchbox lasers of differing wavelengths in a single unit.
The ARA series was ideally suited to microscopy and spectroscopy applications, ProPhotonix said.
"We believe that there are clear synergies between our companies' approach to the laser module market. ProPhotonix' global sales team allows for Integrated Optics products to be offered to a much wider customer base," said Integrated Optics CEO Evaldas Pabrėa.
Jeremy Lane, managing director of ProPhotonix, said his company was "pleased" to add the Integrated Optics platforms to its laser solutions offering.
"Like ProPhotonix, Integrated Optics offer configurable platforms as well as custom solutions to suit specific application needs," Lane explained.
"As a result of this agreement, ProPhotonix extends the range of products it offers to OEMs.
"Several existing customers have already expressed an interest in solutions combining the technologies of our two companies including a recent MatchBox qualification and order in the amount of $185,000."