M Squared, St. Andrews To Develop THz Technology
Glasgow, Scotland-based M Squared Lasers Ltd. has announced a partnership with the University of St. Andrews, in Fife, to develop and commercialize a new laser-based source that they said will have applications including medical diagnostics, nondestructive testing and the detection of greenhouse gases, drugs, explosives and other hazardous materials. M Squared Lasers, formed in 2005 by Graeme Malcolm and Gareth Maker, will produce products based on novel mid-infrared and terahertz (THz) laser technology developed by the Photonics Innovation Centre and Nonlinear Optics Group at St. Andrews. M Squared makes diode-pumped solid-state lasers and related systems for scientific research and commercial applications. Malcolm and Maker were previously cofounders of Microlase Optical Systems, which was sold to Coherent Inc. in 1999.
- The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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