Daylight Solutions Supports Successful Flight Test with Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) Systems

Dépèche transmise le 24 janvier 2011 par Business Wire

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Daylight Solutions, Inc., a leading manufacturer of advanced molecular detection, imaging, and high-power illumination solutions, reported today that their JammIR™ laser systems have recently completed several successful flight tests onboard U.S. military helicopter platforms.

“We are pleased that the IRCM community has embraced Daylight’s QCL technology, and has moved forward so aggressively to integrate into their systems and validate the JammIR™ laser’s performance”

Daylight Solutions’ JammIR™ family of high-power, multi-wavelength laser systems have been environmentally ruggedized to operate in the extreme conditions imposed by military rotary and fixed-wing aircraft. These commercially available products have been demonstrated for a wide range of applications, including chemical imaging, wide area illumination, standoff detection, gas imaging, and infrared countermeasures (IRCM).

The JammIR™ Series A products have an optional integrated fiber-optic switch inside the laser to direct its multi-Watt output to any one of up to six (6) output ports in less than 0.1 seconds. The JammIR™ Series B products offer multi-Watt, multi-wavelength output in a lightweight, conformal package. Both product series have been independently validated during Government-witnessed flight testing, to satisfy requirements for the protection of military aircraft from man-portable shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles (i.e. “MANPADS”).

“We are pleased that the IRCM community has embraced Daylight’s QCL technology, and has moved forward so aggressively to integrate into their systems and validate the JammIR™ laser’s performance,” commented Dr. Timothy Day, Daylight’s CEO/CTO. “These successful flight tests have provided us with a significant increase in TRL (Technology Readiness Level) rating. We remain committed to working in partnership with both the Defense and industrial communities to accelerate the production and deployment of our QCL technology. We also remain committed to continuing the advancement of JammIR™ systems for the Medical and Industrial markets.”

The JammIR™ Series products are configurable with up to 8 different wavelengths. Near diffraction-limited beam quality is available for those applications requiring less than four (4) wavelengths. Output from the laser can be delivered into free space, or using ruggedized fiber-optic cable from Daylight.

About Daylight Solutions

Daylight Solutions develops molecular detection, imaging and high-power illumination systems for use in industrial process controls, scientific research, medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring and defense applications. The company is the world leader in high-power, multi-wavelength lasers in the mid-infrared, and offers a line of broadly tunable and fixed-wavelength laser sources. The company also develops miniature sensors based on mid-infrared spectroscopy, enabling small, battery powered devices that are extremely sensitive to the presence of trace amounts of molecules in real world environments.

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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