M Squared Awarded DUV Laser Grant
M Squared Lasers Ltd. of Glasgow, Scotland, has won a £50,000 (about $95,000) SMART award from the Scottish government to develop next-generation deep ultraviolet (DUV) diode-pumped solid-state lasers (DPSS). This is M Squared's second SMART award in its first year of operation. Graeme Malcolm, CEO, said M Squared will use its ICE-BLOC instrumentation modules and InvarianT optomechanical mounting in developing the systems, which have applications in optical metrology, direct-write photolithography for the semiconductor industry, optical disk mastering, UV spectroscopy and remote sensing. He said they will also be used in the development of extreme DUV DPSS sources.
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