Daylight Solutions Launches New MIRcat™ Laser Source with Industry-leading Mid-Infrared Tuning Range


Oct 01, 2012 – Oct 1st, 2012 – San Diego, CA – Daylight Solutions, Inc., a leading manufacturer of molecular detection and imaging solutions in the mid-infrared, today announced the launch of the company’s latest laser system for the Scientific Research market. Being marketed as “MIRcat”, the ultra-broadly tunable mid-infrared laser system provides its users with the widest single-box tuning range commercially available.

Building on the field-proven performance of Daylight Solutions’ broadly tunable Über Tuner™ series of ECqcL™ (External Cavity quantum cascade Lasers), MIRcat incorporates up to four tunable laser modules into a single, sealed laser head. The laser system switches between these modules to provide a single, high quality output beam with an overall tuning range of up to ~800cm-1 (~6000nm). The system provides a highly flexible, modular approach to optimizing customers’ coverage within the mid-IR region (~4µm to 12µm).

Uniquely available in either Pulsed or Continuous Wave (CW) variants, MIRcat leverages Daylight Solutions’ design DNA to deliver high reliability and uncompromised performance across application-critical parameters such as: high output power (typically hundreds of mW peak power pulsed or tens of mW CW), superb beam pointing stability, high mode quality, and narrow linewidths.

The system sets a new standard in wavelength range and price/performance from a single-box, ECqcL laser source. The modular design allows customers to optimize their mid-infrared wavelength coverage by selecting two, three or four widely tunable laser modules, optimized for their application and budget. According to company officials, MIRcat’s world-class performance brings new capabilities to a broad range of applications, including: molecular spectroscopy; standoff explosive detection; hyperspectral imaging; and microscopy. “Solid, liquid, and gas phase spectroscopy and imaging measurements are now easier, faster and more cost-effective than ever before.” says company President and COO, Paul Larson “MIRcat will also future-proof our customer’s research by allowing them to add or swap modules as their requirements change over time. MIRcat is just one more example of Daylight’s commitment to ‘Best in Class’ performance for our customers on the leading edge of research.”

About Daylight Solutions

Daylight Solutions develops molecular detection and imaging systems for a variety of markets, including defense, scientific research, medical diagnostics, and commercial applications. Since 2005, the company has been the world leader in transitioning QCL-based mid-infrared technology into system level solutions for its customers. In addition to its custom development services, the company also offers integrated sensor products and a line of broadly tunable and fixed wavelength lasers.

The statements contained in this news release are not purely historical and contain forward looking information and statements. These include statements regarding the Company’s expectations, intentions, or strategies regarding future matters. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on information available to the Company on the date released.

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