WARWICK, R.I., Aug. 9 -- A division of Infinite Group Inc. and a division of privately held Cutting Edge Optronics Inc. have announced a merger. Laser Fare ATG, a member of Infinite's Laser and Photonics Group, and Industrial Microphotonics, a division of Cutting Edge Optronics, have formed a strategic alliance to market a new generation of high performance laser diodes. This work is based on grating coupled surface emitting lasers developed through Small Business Technology Transfer contracts over the past few years , said Clifford G. Brockmyre, CEO of Infinite Group. Semiconductor lasers are fueling a revolution in telecommunications, therapeutic medicine, industrial manufacturing and science worldwide. The commercial availability of higher power, high brightness surface emitting lasers promises to continue this revolution. Cutting Edge Optronics is a vertically integrated manufacturer of high-power semiconductor laser products and Laser Fare is a high technology company with advanced laser technology and manufacturing methods.