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Customizable UV LEDs with Emission Wavelengths Spanning from 320 nm to 233 nm

UVphotonics launches UV LEDs emitting in the UVC and UVB wavelength regions at Photonics West 2019. The LEDs can be used in phototherapy, sensing, plant growth lighting, and more. Along with the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, the company spans the complete UV LED technology chain, from the epitaxial growth of LED wafers up to full turn-key modules, ready-to-use in applications.

High-power 310 nm UV LED in AlN package. | ©FBH/

UVphotonics will showcase cutting-edge UV LED developments together with the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) at the German Pavilion at Photonics West 2019—the world’s largest photonics technologies event which is hosted in San Francisco (USA) from February 5th to 7th, 2019. The FBH and Technische Universitaet Berlin (TU Berlin) spin-off from Germany develops and makes LEDs emitting in the UVB (280 nm–320 nm) and the UVC (230 nm–280 nm) spectral regions. As a result of their low operation voltages, customizable wavelengths, ability to be quickly switched and dimmed together with their robustness, the compact devices are ideal for a great range of applications. These include water purification, medical diagnostics, disinfection, phototherapy, UV curing, plant growth, and sensing.

Featured products at Photonics West 2019 comprise 310 nm UVB LEDs with up to 30 mW output power at 350 mA and 265 nm UVC LEDs with > 25 mW at 350 mA. Furthermore, fully packaged UVC LEDs with single emission peak at 233 nm and an output power of 0.3 mW at 100 mA will be on display. Besides these typical wavelengths, UVphotonics offers customizable LEDs tailoring the emission wavelength, spatial emission and emission area characteristics to match the specific requirements of the respective application.

We stay at the forefront of UV LED technology due to our close collaboration with the FBH and the TU Berli. The FBH conducts R&D on (Ga, Al, In)N UV LEDs and performs all stages of device fabrication in-house, from design to epitaxial growth to chip processing, packaging and up to complete turn-key modules which are ready to use in applications.

Dr. Neysha Lobo Ploch, CEO, UVphotonics.

The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut reveals its diode laser developments at the neighboring booth.


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