June 2017 – JGMA has announced development of a compact and low-cost eyesafe laser that provides 6 mJ pulse energy at pulse rates to 50 Hz. Pulse duration is about 1 ns. The laser can be configured to provide any wavelength in the 1500 to 2000 nm range. Laser head size is 2″W x 2″L x 0.8″H. It is intended for use in handheld and portable instruments, including LIBS, flash LIDAR, laser ablation-based analytical instruments, and similar.