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Founded in 1973 L3 Kigre is a leading manufacturer in miniature "eye-safe" 1.54 µm erbium glass laser transmitters. L3 Kigre also manufactures specialty laser and filter glass materials optimized for use in microchip, microplate, fiber, waveguide and disk laser/amplifier applications. L3 Kigre standard and special laser glass materials may be doped with rare-earth elements such as erbium, ytterbium, samarium, neodymium, holmium, thulium, dysprosium, europium and praseodymium.

Over the years, L3 Kigre has developed a family of high-efficiency side pump (HESP) diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers. L3 Kigre HESP DPSS lasers have the ability to produce high-power laser devices that are lighter, smaller, more efficient and less expensive. Their performance is due in large part to the invention of a new generation of athermal high-gain laser glass materials and innovative conduction-cooled packages that portend long diode lifetimes at high power levels with minimal thermal conditioning requirements.

Samarium and cerium glass laser cavity filter plate and flow tubes are made to order to customer-supplied drawings and specifications. L3 Kigre manufactures specialty infrared transmitting glasses, terbium-doped Faraday glasses and customized active and passive electro-optic materials in variety of sizes, shapes and architectures.

L3 Kigre laser components and sub-systems are used in a wide variety of applications. L3 Kigre has built its business on excellence and scientific innovation, with the goal to provide unequaled solid-state laser expertise.