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Laser Design Services

RP Photonics offers highly competent support for the R & D teams of manufacturers of lasers and similar equipment. This is the most frequently requested type of service.

Why good product designs are vital for success
The role of product designs in the development process
What RP Photonics offers
Outsourcing of development?
Further reading

Why Good Product Designs are Vital for Your Success

The Role of Design in the Development Process

Avoid the following: A product design is often considered as some document which one writes up at the end of the development process as the essence of the experience made. The problem with that approach is that the development process itself may then not have a sufficiently firm basis: there is too much “trial and error”. Problems are often difficult to analyze in the lab, and even more difficult to solve with design changes at this stage, as these tend to have a lot of side effects.

How to be most efficient: The detailed design document must be worked out before the prototype is built and tested. The goal must be to identify and solve any possible problems in a design process which takes place on the desk, because this is the place where design changes can be implemented with little cost and in a short time. The R & D team should then take the time to discuss the design in detail. Once all this is done, the prototype can be built and tested very efficiently.

The benefits of a well organized development process are manifold:

However, organization alone does not guarantee the success. The key factor is a very high technical competence particularly in the early phase, where the design details are worked out. In the case that this competence is not yet completely available within your team, you can engage RP Photonics for the critical phase of your project.

What RP Photonics Offers

Ideally, you hire RP Photonics at the very beginning of your development project. This allows for the following:

A design document delivered by RP Photonics typically contains:

All this design work is done by Dr. Paschotta, the founder of RP Photonics. He is a distinguished expert in laser technology, with a very detailed knowledge and experience in laser physics. As required for this job, he uses analytical and/or numerical modeling and simulations, utilizing powerful software. In any case, the level of detail is adjusted to what is appropriate for the project. The goal is maximum efficiency by carefully checking all relevant issues while avoiding any overkill.

Note that RP Photonics also offers

But We Need to Do This Ourselves!

Indeed – the idea is not to outsource the development process, but rather to keep it in house. For this you can get competent support from RP Photonics, strengthening the competence of your team. RP Photonics is selling practical know-how, rather than completed products. Just by reading one of its design documents, or by discussing issues with Dr. Paschotta, your team can learn a lot.

Further Reading