April 14, 2017

Leonardo Electronics US Discussed Eye-Safe Wavelength Laser Diodes at SPIE DCS

Leonardo Electronics US recently exhibited at the 2017 SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing conference in Anaheim, California on April 11-13.

Representatives met with companies interested in 1550 nm laser illumination and pointing. Our new 1550 nm laser diode platform is particularly relevant for covert military applications that demand high power, low SWaP and reliability in harsh environments.

Leonardo Electronics US demonstrated the 1550 nm laser diode in the booth exhibit and was able to have great discussions with customers and prospects collaborating on designs. On the first day of the show, Prabhu Thiagarajan, Vice President of Engineering; John Goings, Key Account Manager; Nick Moor, Optical Engineer; and Brian Caliva, Product Development Manager, presented a technical talk titled, “Direct-Diode Laser Illumination and Pointing at Eye-Safe SWIR Wavelengths.”

“DCS is an exciting opportunity to partner on programs critical to defense,” said Robert Walker, director of sales and marketing. “Direct diode laser components at 1550 nm are an attractive option for enabling higher power efficiencies (up to 35 percent) and significantly reduced size and weight ratios, or SWaP. These reduced SWaP metrics open the door for a wider range of deployable platforms such as unmanned aerial vehicles.”

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Check out some of our photos from the show:


Robert Walker and Brian Caliva demonstrating the 1550 nm laser at SPIE DCS.


Showcasing Leonardo Electronics US high power laser diodes for defense applications such as directed energy, range finding, and illumination and pointing.