About Pangolin



Pangolin Laser Systems Inc. is a multi-national organization, having offices in the United States, Central Europe, and Mainland China. Thus, the sun never sets on Pangolin...

Pangolin, founded in 1986, is a world leader in the laser display industry. The company's flagship software/hardware product, Lasershow Designer 2000, is the world's leading system for creating and presenting laser light shows. 

Pangolin has been an active member of the International Laser Display Association since 1990, and a top-level sponsor of the annual ILDA Conference since 1995. Pangolin has won over 20 international awards for technical excellence and innovation, including a technical achievement award for LASORB in 2009.


How LASORB was developed

In June 2008, Pangolin was tasked with developing a laser diode driver for an aerospace application. Reliability was a key factor. In researching the issue of ESD protection, Pangolin's President and CTO, William R. Benner, Jr., evaluated all of the techniques listed elsewhere at this website -- and found problems with all of them. Benner had previous experience working in the field of RF propagation, so he approached the problem from an RF perspective. In doing so, LASORB was developed and extensively tested.


Patent and trademark information

  • LASORB includes technologies on which utility models have already been issued, and on which patents are pending in the United States and internationally.

  • Pangolin is a registered trademark of Pangolin Laser Systems, Inc., within the United States and internationally.

  • LASORB is a trademark of Pangolin Laser Systems, Inc.



LASORB division of Pangolin Laser Systems
9501 Satellite Boulevard, Suite 109, Orlando, FL 32837
(407) 299-2088, fax (407) 299-6066
  = contact@lasorb.com




     Background information about laser diodes
     Laser diode damage mechanisms
     Why we destroyed hundreds of laser diodes -- so you don't have to!

     More info on ESD
          Relevant books and links
     Evaluating ESD using a Human Body Model
     A quick quiz on ESD and laser diodes


       Introduction: Common ESD protection approaches
           Simple resistor
           Simple capacitor
           Schottky diode
           Zener diode
           Switch, relay and MOSFET
           Multi-layer varistor

  The LASORB component


      LASORB overview
      LASORB datasheets
      Pricing and ordering information
      Videos: Seeing is believing
      Products protected by LASORB
      LASORB in the news


      About Pangolin
      Contact information