SemiNex Corp. has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,811,439 for a compact semiconductor laser system. “The laser engine system we’ve designed provides an efficient means of integrating a laser and a cooling system into a very small form factor,” said Dr. John Callahan, the company’s vice president of design and engineering. “It’s well-suited for applications where overall system cost and space are at a premium.” The system is capable of multiwatt output from 500 nm to 2 µm. The patent also covers the assembly and packaging processes. The laser system is designed to be self-aligning to reduce manufacturing cost while increasing manufacturing throughput. For more information, visit www.seminex.com.