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VERTILAS GmbH develops, produces and distributes innovative laser diodes for optical communications technology, sensor engineering and measurement methods. With its newly-developed laser diodes having a wavelength range of 1.3 µm to 2 µm, VERTILAS is one of the leading global providers in the field of long-wavelength VCSELs.

In contrast to conventional laser diode technology, VERTILAS' newly developed laser diodes emit normal to the wafer surface, hence the name Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers. These VCSEL diodes stand out for their high-speed data transfer capabilities (up to 10 Gbit/s), as well as for their small structural shape, low current threshold and low power consumption. Long wavelength VCSELs constitute a core component of future laser-optic communication networks through which fiber-to-the-home plans are being made possible for the first time in a cost-effectiveness manner. In addition to meeting increasing demand in optical communications, VERTILAS’ long wavelength products which have already propelled the company to a leading position worldwide, offer numerous applications for use in gas sensor engineering and optical measuring methods.

VERTILAS GmbH, with its headquarters in Garching, was founded in December 2001 by associates of the Semiconductor Technology Group at the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technical University of Munich.