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TriLumina's patented technology provides enabling solutions in three core markets:

Core Markets


Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)


"Natural User Interface" through time-of-flight and structured light 3D sensing eye tracking and IR illumination

Highly versatile design capabilities take advantage of our modular builds to provide the perfect size, power and performance characteristics.

At the core of each emitter is a Light Engine driving a powerful array of multiple lasers at very high modulation rates. Our scalable array designs permit customized power and operational characteristics for specific use cases, optical parameters, alignment tolerances, distances, applications, and environments.

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LiDAR - IR Laser Array Field

for LiDAR and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. TriLumina provides a scalable high-power modulated illumination source for LiDAR and long distance time-of-flight applications. With pulsed power operation capabilities into the kilowatts and consumer level pricing, TriLumina enables high accuracy LiDAR for the automotive market.

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NUI-IR Laser Array Chip

for Smart Illumination and Depth Sensing. The TriLumina family of High Speed VCSEL Array Emitters (HSVAE) provides a fast scalable-power near-IR emitter solution for a wide range of applications.

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Light Engines enable LiDAR (Light Distance And Ranging) applications.
TriLumina is developing new chips to advance structured light capabilities while reducing power requirements and size. TriLumina's fast pulse technology dramatically improves TOF applications for NUI and LIDAR.

Natural User Interface (NUI)

Smart Illumination for:

3D Depth Sensing

Eye Tracking

Gesture Recognition

TriLumina's compact, high-power illumination technology dramatically improves interface capabilities for gesture recognition, eye-tracking and depth sensing applications. TriLumina's compact form factor and efficient operation enables integration into the billions of mobile devices. TriLumina's Smart Illumination products allow devices to see in dark environments.

About Us

TriLumina, Corp. is a semiconductor laser technology company which develops, manufactures and integrates among the fastest and most powerful semiconductor laser solutions in the world. TriLumina infrared emitters are capable of high power illumination for laser radar (LiDAR) depth sensing.

TriLumina Light Engines®

These laser arrays, known as Light Engines® dramatically improve the capabilities and resolution of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Natural User Interface (NUI)



  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert


  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Avoidance

Natural User Interface (NUI)

  • Gesture control in mobile devices
  • Distracted Driving Detection


  • SmartTVs

TriLumina's new and enabling technology offers a rare opportunity to exploit the convergence of an enormous and growing demand for bandwidth with billions of data hungry devices and the infrastructure that defines the cloud. The applications are almost limitless. Named New Mexico's top innovation company in 2013, venture capital backed TriLumina is a leader in the emerging technology center of Albuquerque.


TriLumina Board & Investors


The Board is composed of TriLumina President and CEO, Kirk Otis; David Baum of Stage 1 Ventures; Ken Goldberg of Sabre; Ray Quintana of Cottonwood Technology Fund; and Lee Rand of Sun Mountain Capital

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Our investors are Cottonwood Technology Fund (CTF), an early-stage technology commercialization fund; and Sun Mountain Capital, a private equity and venture capital firm with expertise establishing and managing private equity programs.

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Management and Technical Team

TriLumina is led by an experienced and proven executive team. Comprised of world-renowned optoelectronics experts and seasoned business executives, the team has enjoyed success in the optical communication and semiconductor industries - Micro Optical Devices (MODE), Nortel, Intel, and Texas Instruments LTV. Members of the executive team have founded multiple companies together and grown them through successful exits in the optoelectronic and other industries. TriLumina's engineering and manufacturing team is comprised of former MODE, Intel and Sandia and Los Alamos Labs scientists.

Kirk Otis

President and CEO
Kirk Otis

Kirk has 30 years of experience in business leadership and corporate development roles in the technology, management consulting, telecommunications equipment, and processing industries. Kirk joined TriLumina from C-Level Advisors where he served as the Managing Director, and previously held key roles at Nortel Networks and DSC Communications. As a dynamic, results-focused Strategy and Corporate Development leader, Kirk has led our business development and marketing efforts leveraging his leadership of a leading regional strategy consulting firm, and is passionate about assuring that the needs of the customer are the focus of everything the company does. He brings board experience in several innovation focused firms and brings a solid professional network to TriLumina. Kirk received an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

David Abell

Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Legal Officer
David Abell

David is a serial entrepreneur and business attorney and formerly served as in-house securities and governance counsel for Texas Instruments Incorporated. In addition to a law degree, David has a BS in in biochemistry and business administration. He brings a diverse multi-billion dollar portfolio of public and private fundings, venture capital and private equity transactions and acquisitions. David is responsible for corporate development and the management of the company's business and IP structure to support the Company's rapid growth and success. David's also leads TriLumina's IP protection and licensing strategies, new and existing market exploitation, strategic partnering, investor relations and corporate governance.

Rich Carson

Director of Product Quality
Rich Carson

Richard F. Carson brings over 30 years of experience in the optoelectronics field. He Joined TriLumina from Emcore Corporation, where he was Vice President of Quality and Reliability for Fiber Optics. At Emcore, he led teams that established quality standards for Emcore's fiber optic products, supported reliability modeling and testing for laser and VCSEL-based products, and managed design and engineering for parallel Fiber-Optic modules. His areas of expertise include product quality, quality systems, supplier quality, management of quality at contract manufacturers, product reliability testing and modeling, customer communication, design and design controls for optoelectronic products, and semiconductor laser manufacturing. He was part of the Micro Optical Devices (MODE) team, a start-up VCSEL manufacturer that was acquired by Emcore. At MODE, he established and managed the VCSEL back-end and packaging operations. Previously, he was at Sandia National Laboratories, where his focus was R&D in optoelectronics, including VCSEL-based optical interconnects. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia where he researched guided-wave photonics.

Mial Warren

Director of Technology
Mial Warren

Mial was part of Sandia National Laboratories' very successful VCSEL development activity, where he worked with John Joseph and Rich Carson. He did some of the earliest research on phase-locked arrays of VCSELs and pioneered the integration of VCSELs with diffractive and nanometer-scale optical elements to develop micro-optical systems for sensor and data communication applications. His later experience includes managing the Photonics Research group at Sandia and project management in a variety of technology areas. He retired as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff after 23 years at Sandia National Labs to join the TriLumina team. Mial has a PhD from the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona.


TriLumina's powerful IR emitters enable LiDAR for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous operation applications. TriLumina will rapidly accelerate the move of high quality LiDAR sensors into your next car. TriLumina will illuminate the inside of cars with invisible IR light to remind you to keep your eyes on the road - distracted driving is one of the leading cause of accidents. TriLumina will protect you and your family, and ultimately save thousands of lives.

TriLumina is led by a core executive management and engineering team with considerable experience in the semiconductor laser industry and proven leadership in major corporations and successful start-ups, including Nortel, DSC, Texas Instruments, Intel, EMCORE, Novalux, Motorola, Zephyr Photonics. The TriLumina engineering team are leading experts in their respective fields from Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories.

If you are looking to have a large impact at a growing company and work with a high performance team - start here.

Benefits include

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • 10 Holidays
  • Flexible work hours
  • Long Term Disability
  • 401K with company matching

Positions Available

Electrical/Electronics Engineer

TriLumina Corp. – Albuquerque, NM

TriLumina Corp., an Albuquerque based high-tech company that is developing a unique optoelectronic device and system technology has an opening for an experienced electrical/electronic engineer. The candidate needs to have a strong technical background and a proven track record in previous relevant positions. Flexibility, resourcefulness, and a willingness to learn and thrive in a dynamic small team environment are essential traits. The Electronics Engineer will be the primary electronics design resource for the company. The engineer will participate in development of photonics systems and supporting electronics.

Principle Tasks:

  • Design and troubleshoot circuits for system prototypes and product development.
  • Interface with electronic part manufacturers and vendors to specify and evaluate components for product development.
  • Analyze system performance for operational requirements.
  • Use software tools (SPICE) to model circuit performance.
  • Design test and data acquisition systems for test and measurement of photonics devices and systems.
  • Assist in the transition of system prototypes to production.
  • Interface with customers and vendors as part of the technical team.

The Electronics Engineer will work with a world-class laser development team, this position will help bring next generation high-speed and high-power vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers from idea to reality. This position requires a large breadth, and depth of electrical engineering knowledge and experience. It also requires an excellent ability to collaborate with optical and laser device engineers, quality and reliability experts and manufacturing process specialists.

Required Education-Training/Experience:
The candidate is required to have a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or a closely related field. A higher degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field is desirable. The candidate must have at least 10 years of relevant experience that includes electronic system and subsystem design, analog and digital circuit design, embedded system design and embedded system software development. Experience with optoelectronic devices and systems, especially laser sensing applications, including LIDAR or electronic imaging technology is desired. Required skills include: Proficiency with signal acquisition and electronic circuit design, testing, and troubleshooting is required. Proficiency in both analog and digital circuit design, including FPGA-based systems is required. Proficiency is analysis and modeling of circuits is required. Desired skills include: Proficiency in printed circuit board design, layout and troubleshooting is desired. Proficiency in software development and system integration for electronic testing or semiconductor device testing is desired. Experience with fast pulse, high current electronic circuits is desired. Experience with optical or laser-based sensing, including LIDAR applications is desired. Experience in embedded system design and embedded software development is desired. Experience in transitioning prototype systems to high or medium volume manufacturing is desired.

Required experience:
  • Electrical Engineering: 10 years
  • Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering
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TriLumina listed in EE Times Silicon 60: 2015's Startups to Watch

TriLumina was listed in EE Times Silicon 60: 2015's Startups to Watch - "TriLumina Corp. (Albuquerque, New Mexico) was founded in 2010 to develop semiconductor lasers. It has developed technology capable of powering and synchronizing multiple lasers. Expected applications for Light Engine technology include LIDAR for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), natural user interfaces and free-sp...


CATERPILLAR VENTURES invests in TriLumina for NextGen Lasers for LiDAR

POSTED OCT. 8TH 2015 AT HTTP://WWW.CATERPILLAR.COM/ See the original press release at Today Caterpillar Ventures is announcing an investment in TriLumina Corp. via Cot...


TriLumina Named One of LA AUTO Show's Connected Car Expo Top Ten Automotive Startups

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Auto Show's Connected Car Expo (CCE) today released its list of Top Ten Automotive Startups™ (Top 10). The startups were chosen because of their potential to shape the future of the new automotive industry and make cars safer, more accessible and more exciting. The CCE Advisory Board chose the companies based on vision, innovation, ...


TriLumina Corp. Named a "Cool Vendor" in Automotive Electronics, 2015 by Gartner

TriLumina Corp. Named a "Cool Vendor" in Automotive Electronics, 2015 by Gartner Report highlights cool innovators making an impact on automobile industry Platform Technology that Enables Solid-State Automotive LiDAR and Driver Illumination Systems ALBUQUERQUE, NM, USA, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TriLumina Corp., a leading developer of high pulsed power IR illumination solutions, annou...


TriLumina Corp. Closes $8.5 Million Series A Round Funding

Stage 1 Ventures Leads Investment to Drive Product Development and Commercialization TriLumina Corp., the illumination solution for tomorrow's automotive laser radar (LiDAR) and sensing platforms, has closed an $8.5 million Series A round of funding with Boston based Stage 1 Ventures, and with current investors Cottonwood Technology Fund and Sun Mountain Capital, both of Santa Fe, NM. TriLumin...


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