Block Engineering News

Press Releases

Block Engineering Introduces Next Generation of Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers
Southborough, Massachusetts – October 10, 2023

Block Engineering, a manufacturer of mid-infrared lasers and chemical detection systems, has released its next generation of compact quantum cascade lasers (QCLs). The new QCLs offer a six-fold increase in laser power.
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Dr. Steve Buckley Joins Block Engineering as President
Southborough, Massachusetts – June 7, 2023

Block Engineering, a leading developer of broadly tunable quantum cascade lasers and chemical threat detection products, announced that Dr. Steve Buckley has joined the company as its new President.
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Block MEMS Awarded $2.2 Million Contract to Supply Advanced Spectrometer for the U.S. Navy
Southborough, Massachusetts – March 21, 2023

Block MEMS, LLC (Block) has been awarded a $2.2 million contract by Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) to further develop and supply an advanced spectrometer using Block's proprietary Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs).
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Articles and Videos

Video from IARPA on the SILMARILS chemical detection program, featuring Block's technology
November 2020

Shine a Light: Laser Spectrometers Aid in the Detection of Hazardous Chemicals
February 2020
Block's SBIR contract allowed the company to build the foundation of its Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technology, eventually resulting in the current product line of QCL-based chemical detection for military and commercial applications. Daniel Cavicchio, Block's executive chairman, explained that "Block wouldn’t have developed this technology if it hadn’t been for the SBIR program."
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