Researchers create stable hybrid laser by 3D printing micro-optics onto fibers

December 15, 2023

Precision 3D printing of microscale optics poised to reduce the size and cost of lasers used for a variety of applications

Press Release OPTICA

For the first time, researchers have shown that 3D-printed polymer-based micro-optics can withstand the heat and power levels that occur inside a laser. The advance enables inexpensive compact and stable laser sources that would be useful in a variety of applications, including the lidar systems used for autonomous vehicle.


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