Category Archives: News

Laser Show Projectors – How to make them last longer

Below you can watch a live video (shot with an iPhone, and not fancy editing) that shows LASORB in action, protecting the popular 520nm GREEN laser diodes, so commonly used across the laser show industry.


LASORB Helps to Improve the Laser Diode Market

Screen Shot 2014-06-20 at 11.57.51 AM

The industrial laser market is seeing unparalleled growth, and much of this is being attributed to the reduction in cost of laser diodes, and the new “direct diode approach” to building laser modules and systems. Due to this vastly expanding technology, their is a growing demand across a wide variety of industries, for products and systems that utilize laser technology.

As a result of this industry growth the LASORB product line is growing in popularity as well, with more and more prestigious companies using LASORB to protect the laser diodes in the products they manufacture. LASORB is such a game changer for laser diodes, that is has drawn the attention of Laser Systems Europe Magazine (one of the laser industries leading publications).

In the latest edition of Laser Systems Europe Magazine, they discuss the vastly expanding laser diode market, and interview LASORB Chief Operating Officer Justin Perry, to gain insight into why the laser diode market is growing, why the “direct diode approach” is better, and how LASORB is helping to contribute to the growth of the laser diode market overall.

You can read the full article in Laser Systems Europe Magazine, by clicking here:


Pangolin Releases New SMT LASORB Solution for Protection of Laser Diodes

We are very excited to announce, that we are now offering our patented, award-winning LASORB component, in an SMT form. LASORB is a hybrid electronic device, which consists of passive electrical and active silicon components, that come together to help protect laser diodes from electrostatic discharge (ESD) and power surges. Currently LASORB is the only proven device that can guarantee the protection of laser diodes from ESD and power surges.

LASORB has been on the market since 2008, and is currently utilized by hundreds of well-known companies, to protect the laser diodes inside of their various product designs. LASORB has historically been sold in an encapsulated “through-hole” component form. However, in working with many clients across such a broad spectrum of laser applications, it became clear to us, that by offering the product in an SMT form, it would help accommodate clients who need a smaller overall package, or who need to employ entirely SMT-based assembly techniques. The LASORB SMT KIT consists of two resistors, a capacitor, and Pangolin’s TSOP6/4G-20V LASORB semiconductor.

In addition to providing clients with a smaller package size, the LASORB SMT KIT also offers substantial cost advantages, as it is at least twenty percent less expensive to produce when compared to the traditional through-hole component form.

To help clients understand how the individual components within the kit should be connected together, and connected to a laser diode, we have published the circuit layout of the LASORB through-hole part. The circuit layout clearly identifies all components in the LASORB SMT KIT including all resistors (R1, R2), capacitors (C1) and the TSOP6/4G-20V semiconductor.

L44 copy

Additional information about the various LASORB purchasing options, can be found online at the following link:

We have already begun selling the LASORB SMT KIT to clients, and stock is available on all LASORB components in our USA, EU, and Asia offices. We are also offering a program, whereby you can obtain samples of LASORB, by sending in a request via our website and discussing your product application with us. More information about this is available at

LASORB – Protection for Laser Diodes Explained


We’ve just returned from the 2014 Photonics West Exhibition in San Francisco, where we showcased the latest developments coming from our LASORB product line, including new LASORB components optimized to protect GREEN laser diodes, like those made by the company OSRAM. We also compiled a short video from the show, which discusses LASORB, and explains how the product works and the advantages it can give you as both a consumer or manufacturer of laser equipment. If you have any questions on LASORB, or would like additional information, email us (, we are happy to help!

LASORB showcases their new line of ESD protection devices for laser diodes, at Photonics West 2014

photo 3 photo photo 2

LASORB, the ESD absorber for laser diodes is proud to be exhibiting at the 2014 Photonics West show. This year, we are very excited to showcase a few new LASORB components, like our L44-916  and L44-392 devices, which are specifically optimized to protect popular laser didoes like the OSRAM GREEN laser diode, and OPTNEXT RED laser diode. In addition, we are showcasing LASORB devices for a variety of other laser diodes, such as red, green, blue, infrared, and Quantum Cascade Lasers.

Stop by our booth (2104, south hall) and learn more about why LASORB is the world’s leading protection device again ESD and power surges for laser diodes.