About Us


Forward Photonics is a spinoff of TeraDiode; we employ the same groundbreaking beam combining technology patented at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, which allows us to achieve brightness scaling with virtually any semiconductor laser material. We have experience designing and manufacturing lasers at a wide range of wavelengths, from UV to LWIR, and up to multi-killowatt power levels. 


Our technology enables a variety of defense, industrial, and scientific applications, including power delivery, materials sensing, and target illumination. Direct diode lasers offer comparable power and beam quality to fiber lasers, but are able to provide superior reliability and wavelength flexibility, and meet the demanding SWaP requirements of industrial and military environments.