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BluGlass teams up with Applied Energetics 

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ASX-listed compound semiconductor developer BluGlass has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with US defence and dual-use photonics company, Applied Energetics, with the two companies to work together on military and commercial applications. 

In a statement on Friday, BluGlass said the work would leverage its high-performance gallium nitride (GaN) distributed feedback (DFB) lasers “in Applied Energetics’ advanced systems development.”

The MoU is not a definitive agreement with commercial terms and timelines, it added.

Applied Energetics is based in Tucson, Arizona and describes itself as “delivering advanced laser and photonics systems, incorporating fiber-based ultrashort pulse (USP) solutions, to support commercial and national security markets.”

CEO and President of Applied Energetics, Dr Gregory Quarles, said he believed the collaboration will support “long-term strategic goals of optimising architectures, increasing wavelength coverage, and improving product performance”.

In a statement from BluGlass – which announced $4.3 million in commitments from institutional and sophisticated investors in a capital raise last week – it said that the two companies had “highly complementary technology” and their work would include “bringing to market new laser wavelengths, and higher performance solutions that deliver more efficient and cost-effective products.” 

“A pioneer in ultrashort pulse photonics, Applied Energetics has complementary laser technology which can deepen our reach into the government, security, and intelligence sectors,” said BluGlass CEO Jim Haden. 

“Importantly, the MOU aligns with and strengthens our existing product roadmap and growth strategy.” 

Picture: credit BluGlass

Further reading

BluGlass raises $4.3 million through placement, aims to raise another $9 million through SPP

BluGlass launches laser diode range at US industry event

BluGlass completes GaNWorks acquisition

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