The world continues to leverage the superior performance and reliability of laser-based materials processing systems and our customers are processing more advanced materials of varied compositions and forms to deliver the next generation of lighter weight and energy-efficient industrial, consumer and medical products.
Our optical communications products and technologies bring the world closer together by enabling the next generation of high-speed optical transmission systems, networks, and data center solutions necessary to meet the accelerating global bandwidth demand. Moreover, our silicon carbide technology is at the core of advanced 4G and future 5G wireless base stations and network infrastructure.
We specialize in the development of highly engineered materials and material systems to meet demanding performance requirements across a number of markets. In one recent military application, we developed large area sapphire windows with special functional properties for the targeting system of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
We offer a broad portfolio of products and solutions for fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy used in life sciences and medical instrumentation. These include narrow linewidth laser diodes, diode pumped solid state (DPSS) lasers, multi-colored lasers systems, gratings, flow cells, biocompatible precision optics as well as precision air and fluid temperature control systems based on thermo-electric coolers.
For the semiconductor manufacturing market, our ultra-stable, large area, reaction bonded silicon carbide wafer chucks handle increasingly larger wafer sizes required for advanced device fabrication. Our polycrystalline CVD diamond windows and components are capable of handling high powers for next generation, extreme ultraviolet lithography systems.
Driven by gesture recognition, augmented and virtual reality, as well as 3D mapping applications, the market for 3D sensing is expanding at a dramatic pace. Our VCSEL products leverage a world-class 6-inch GaAs platform to achieve the scale necessary to enable our customers a time-to-market advantage for high volume applications.
Our SiC substrates, thermal management solutions and lightweight structural materials are enabling technologies for the power electronics and energy efficiency of hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs). Additionally, our industry leading semiconductor laser and optics platforms are at the core of LiDAR systems used for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems.