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BluGlass and Applied Energetics sign memorandum of understanding

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The companies intend to collaborate to advance technology, including next-generation integrated photonics, for commercial and national security solutions

BluGlass, a developer of semiconductor manufacturing technology, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Applied Energetics, a company focusing on laser and photonics systems for commercial and national security markets. The two companies intend to collaborate on next-generation military and commercial applications, leveraging BluGlass’ GaN distributed feedback (DFB) lasers in Applied Energetics’ advanced systems development.

Headquartered in the US, Applied Energetics specialises in developing next-generation ultrashort pulse (USP) optical systems for the US Department of Defense, defence primes, and the intelligence community, as well as addressing the commercial, medical, and space markets. Applied Energetics’ says its USP laser and photonic products span deep ultraviolet through to infrared wavelengths.

According to BluGlass, this collaboration combines highly complementary expertise and technologies, through which the companies plan to develop innovative solutions that address critical technology needs in emerging dual-use and national security markets. These include bringing to market new laser wavelengths, and higher-performance solutions that deliver more efficient and cost-effective products. Although the MOU sets out the framework for collaboration, it is not a definitive agreement with commercial terms and timelines.

BluGlass CEO Jim Haden said: “We are excited to be working with industry leader Applied Energetics. This collaboration will advance strategic capabilities and next-generation integrated photonics, addressing the evolving needs of the national security and commercial sectors. A pioneer in ultrashort pulse photonics, Applied Energetics has complementary laser technology which can deepen our reach into the government, security, and intelligence sectors. Importantly, the MOU aligns with and strengthens our existing product roadmap and growth strategy.”

CEO and president of Applied Energetics, Gregory Quarles, added: “With the rapid growth of the laser market and the associated need for unique wavelengths and high-performance output, the development of next-generation lasers and optical systems must continue to advance and innovate. We are pleased to be working with BluGlass and believe this collaboration will support our long-term strategic goals of optimising architectures, increasing wavelength coverage, and improving product performance to provide customers with the most competitive and effective solutions.”

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