Steve Patterson, CTO of Leonardo Laser Solutions, will begin with a brief history of diode lasers before advancing to a concise explanation of how lasers work. From there, a comparison of various laser types will be made weighing their relative merits. The talk will end with a discussion of advances in and applications of diode lasers as well as what we might expect in the years to come.

Leonardo Electronics US Inc. is a subsidiary of Leonardo. We enable next-generation technologies in defense, security, medical, and industrial segments. Our US-based research and development and service provides nimble product development, program support, and vertically integrated production of laser and electronic components and systems. Headquartered in Arlington, VA with facilities in Tucson, AZ and Huntsville, AL. We can provide full US design, customization, production, service, and support. Optics Valley, a committee of the Arizona Technology Council, is one of the leading clusters for optics, photonics and astronomy in the world. Optics Valley’s mission is to catalyze, convene and connect optics, photonics, astronomy and the supporting business interests throughout Arizona.



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Virtual Event


December 7, 2022


8:00am - 9:00am MST


FREE to All