Lasers, LEDs & Lamps (Non-Ionizing Radiation)

Lasers, LEDs, and lamps describe a larger category of sources that generate non-ionizing optical radiation, as opposed to sources that generate ionizing radiation and opposed to passive optical components. This encompasses sources that generate visible, UV, or infrared light. This technology space has witnessed a rapid growth due to miniaturization of sources, the advent of white LEDs and blue lasers, and desire for remote sensing. A sample of these laser systems and applications that Exponent has expertise in include:

  • Laser pointers
  • LIDAR (light detection and ranging)
  • White LEDs
  • Infrared lasers
  • UV lamps (tanning beds)
  • Infrared saunas
  • Medical devices
Our consultants have extensive expertise in many aspects dealing with optical sources, including:

  • Design and Manufacturing
  • Reliability
  • Risk Assessment
    • FMEA
    • FTA
    • Failure Analysis
    • Optical Safety

Specific capabilities that we employ to answer clients’ needs include:


  • Spectroscopy (transmission/reflection/absorption
  • Beam imaging
  • Colorimetry
  • Ray tracing
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)

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