Spectralus Corporate Presentation by KXj29n54


									  Solid-state Compact Blue-green Lasers: Research and
Development; Practical Implementation and Applications in
                Science and Technology
                        Stepan Essaian
                     Spectralus Presentation

                            April 22 2009

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                                        Introduction to Spectralus
• Founded in 2003
   •   Funded by angel investors in 2003-06
   •   Raised expansion round of funding in 2007
   •   Partnered with Satori Electric Co. in 2007
   •   Now expanding production and sales

• Headquarters in Santa Clara, CA (USA)             →
   •   Management
   •   Marketing and sales
   •   Customer support
   •   Laser lab

• Production facility in Yerevan, Armenia
   • Crystal manufacturing
   • World-class crystal R&D group
   • Upgrades completed in 2008: Disco saw, polishing machines, etc. for better production capabilities

• Experienced team
   • Strengths in crystal, optics, and laser design & manufacturing, consumer electronics, and instrumentation

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         Spectralus’ Periodically Poled Crystal Technology

• Spectralus developed and began production of new nonlinear optical crystals:
  periodically poled MgO-doped lithium niobate and lithium tantalate
     •    Also known as: periodically poled LiNbO3, MgO:LiNbO3, and LiTaO3

• These crystals enable new laser capabilities because of their advantages over
  traditional materials

     •    Wavelength conversion ~10x to100x more efficient than in old materials (KTP, LBO)
     •    They can be engineered for any target wavelength: UV, visible, IR, THz
     •    They are suitable for volume manufacturing for large consumer markets
     •    Low cost is achievable via proprietary wafer-scale production process

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                      Spectralus’ Nonlinear Crystal Technology: What is Different?

   •   Nonlinear crystals convert laser wavelength from efficient IR range (1064nm, 976nm,
       810nm) to application-desirable 532nm, 488nm, 460nm, 405nm, 355nm, etc.

   •   Traditional (uniform) crystals phase-match (synchronize) fundamental and converted
       laser beams within directions and nonlinearities defined by nature:

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   •   Periodically poled crystals use highest nonlinearity coefficient and convert any
       wavelength (color) by appropriate design of poling period

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                            deff   -deff deff -deff deff   -deff deff   -deff   P2
Direction of polarization
of ferroelectric material

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      Comparison / Bulk Type and Waveguide

• Waveguide

・High conversion efficiency
 by keeping incindent laser beam

・Low yield due to very small
 incidence area
・High cost due to low yield
      Comparison / Bulk Type and Waveguide

• Bulk Type

Suitable for Mass-production
due to wider incidence area
than Waveguide

Lower cost than Waveguide
due to better production yield
                 Spectralus’ PPMgOLN Technology in Pictures
    Ready-to-pole wafer             Finished PPMgOLN         Efficient nonlinear conversion
     and poled grating                   elements             in customer’s laser system

MgO:LiNbO3 with our patented           SHG crystals                    532nm green
processing (semi-conductor-fab
compatible). US patent 7413635

                                     OPO & DFG crystals                 488nm blue

               periodically poled
                domain grating

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              Spectralus Microchip Technology

Spectralus Microchip is bulk type innercavity element, not a
waveguide. Length of the Microchip is only 1-2mm which enables us
producing compact size Green DPSS laser .

Output power : 100-150mW (CW)
WPE : 10-15%

  808nm (IR Pump        Lens            Microchip Element

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                                  Main Green Laser Architectures
                                                                  Spectralus Microchip DPSS Laser

 IP: Kuehnelt et al., US2007081564:
 • Optically pumped semiconductor laser platform
 • Discrete components, multiple alignment steps (cost!!!)
 • Great packaging but low efficiency (7%) and high cost
                                                              IP: S. Essaian et al, US application 11/
                                                              788916, publication number 20080317072.
                                                              • 808nm diode pumped solid state microchip
                                                              laser platform
                                                              • Monolithic structure, practically no
                                                              alignment steps, low cost
                                                              • High efficiency, 15-20%

IP: Shchegrov, A.Mooradian et al, US 7,359,420
• Electrically pumped semiconductor laser platform
• Discrete but components, medium cost, efficiency ~9%
• Technology, still needs work. But company is no longer …

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                                                   Markets and Applications:
                                            Spectralus’ technology is enabling for …

    Laser Instrumentation                             Consumer Electronics               Military Applications
 Frequency-converted laser
    sources for:                                     Efficient, low-cost visible              Key product:
 • Biomedical (flow cytometry,                           lasers for                     Spectralus green laser for
   DNA sequencing, etc.) –                           • Laser projectors
   488, 532, 473 nm
                                                     • Entertainment (e.g.                   • Laser displays
 • Semiconductor inspection -                            laser shows)                           • Dazzlers
   488, 532 nm
 • Medical – 560-590 nm
 • Spectroscopy / security –
   1.5-4.5 mm

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       Market Opportunity in Mobile Projectors

• Mobile projectors is a huge emerging market,
  projected to be in multi-billion USD by 2011

• First-generation LED-based mobile projectors
  just appeared in 2008: Toshiba, 3M, Dell

• LEDs are not bright enough. Industry wants laser                      Toshiba
  sources but there is no adequate green product               3M
  (red & blue ok)

• In the green-laser product race, leading players include
  large corporations: Corning, Osram, Mitsubishi

• However, Spectralus’ unique technology has the best chance
  to win on efficiency and low production cost

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                    Spectralus Green Laser Performance vs. Ambient

•    The design temperature can (and will) be shifted towards higher values by
     changing the target PPLN temperature

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