OSC Team Invents & Licenses Tunable Laser Technology

    Date Posted: 
    Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    OSC Team Invents Tunable Laser Technology

    A team consisting of Professor Mahmoud Fallahi, Research Professor Chris Hessenius, and Postdoctoral Researcher Michal Lukowski invented a new tunable laser technology and licensed it to startup TPhotonics, Inc.

    The invention is a new kind of VECSEL, or vertical external-cavity surface emitting laser, which can generate spectrally tunable light and multiple wavelengths, from the ultraviolet (UV) to the far infrared (IR) regions of the spectrum. The new technology will open the door to exploring applications for yet-unexplored wavelengths.

    OSC's Senior Licensing Manager, Amy Philips, worked with the team to identify the intellectual property and facilitated the process of integrating the various members of TLA tech transfer and business development teams to help create the startup and license the invention.

    For complete details, please see these articles on UANews and Tech Launch Arizona.

    Photo by Paul Tumarkin, Tech Launch Arizona.