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Aculight
Bothell

http://www.aculight.com

Researcher: Ann Mescher, UW Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Year project began: 2000

Aculight designs, develops, and manufactures solid-state lasers for new applications in industries as diverse as medicine, semiconductor processing, and telecommunications. As solid-state lasers get smaller and power output increases, cooling the laser becomes a significant challenge. In collaboration with Ann Mescher of the UW Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aculight is investigating MEMS processes at WTC's Microfab Lab to achieve a novel thermal management system that efficiently removes high heat flux from the laser's package. Aculight, one of the top 100 fastest-growing private companies in Washington, forecasts overall sales in excess of $20 million by 2004.

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