A Revolution in Semiconductor Laser Technology

About Vector Photonics

Vector Photonics’ PCSELs are the first, major break-through in semiconductor laser technology for 30 years. The company is a spin-out from one of the world’s leading academic groups in Photonics at the University of Glasgow. Its proprietary technology, developed since 2012, places Vector Photonics at the heart of the rapidly growing data-centre industry.


PCSELs (Photonic Crystal Surface Emitting Lasers) are low cost, robust with high speed and power. This combination of key characteristics gives them a huge advantage over present-day, commonly used VCSELs (Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers), which compromise wavelength range and power, and EEL lasers (Edge Emitting Lasers), which are high-cost and fragile.


PCSELs have other advantages too. They emit light from the top surface, like VCSELs, making them easy to package and incorporate into PCBs and electronic assemblies. They are also made in a similar way to EELs, so existing, experienced, supply chain capability and capacity can be utilised.


One day, all lasers will be made this way.

 

Publications

Papers

D. M. Williams, et al., IEEE. Photon.Tech. 24(11), 966 (2012)
D. M. Williams, et al., Jap.J. Appl. Phys.,51, 02BG05 (2012)
R. J. E. Taylor, et al., IEEE J. of Sel. Top. in Q. Electron. 19(4), 4900407, (2013)
R. J. E. Taylor, et al., J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.,46, 264005 (2013)
R.J.E. Taylor, et al, IEEE J. of Sel. Top. in Q. Electron., 21, 6, 4900307, (2015)
R. J. E. Taylor, et al., Scientific Reports, 5, 13203, (2015)
R.J.E. Taylor, et al, IEEE J. of Sel. Top. in Q. Electron., 23, 6, 4900208, (2017)
R.J.E. Taylor, et al., Optical and Quantum Electronics, 49(2), 47, (2017) 
G. Li, et al., IET Optoelectronics, 13(1), p17-22, (2019)
G. Li et al.,  IEEE J. of Sel. Top. in Q. Electron. (2019) 

Patents

R.J.E. Taylor, D.T.D Childs, R.A. Hogg, EPO Patent Number 15756229.9 – 1556, US Patent Number US20190165546A1

R.J.E. Taylor, D.T.D Childs, R.A. Hogg, UK Patent Number MJN/BP7194269, EPO Patent Number3183785

 

Careers

Vector Photonics is currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Senior Test Engineer

  • Process and Laser Development Engineer

To apply, please send a current CV to admin@vectorphotonics.com.

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Contact 

11 The Square, Glasgow

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