SAN DIEGO, May 3, 2011 — Daylight Solutions Inc. has expanded the Aries series high-power, multiwavelength mid-IR lasers. Earlier this year, the company introduced the first in the product line, the Aries-100 air-cooled 2-W laser. The line has now been expanded to include the Aries-200, -400 and -700 models. The modularity of the devices provides the end user with customizable performance in wavelength and power. Customers can choose to populate one, two, four or seven laser sockets with any wavelength and power that the company offers. Populating all seven sockets in the Aries-700 can provide >10 W of continuous-wave, air-cooled mid-IR laser power. The turnkey systems can be configured for high power at a single wavelength or to deliver up to seven wavelengths simultaneously and colinearly. The Aries-100 is CDRH-approved and ready for laboratory use. The higher models in the series are OEM systems that are ready for integration. Applications include standoff detection, free-space communication, infrared countermeasures, thermal imaging and scene generation. Wavelengths ranging from 2 to 13 µm are available. The higher models in the series are ruggedized, with standard performance including operation within an ambient temperature range of 15 to 40 °C. They can can be specified to operate over a much wider range of temperatures, from -40 to 70 °C. The devices have been tested for shake and vibration resistance. Optical fiber delivery is also available as an option.