Fast-growing Petaluma laser developer Raydiance has landed a $6 million loan from a Connecticut venture lender, the company said Tuesday.

The money from Horizon Technology Finance Corp. will help Raydiance boost production.

"Horizon's flexible structure and efficient loan process, combined with its in-depth knowledge of our business are an ideal fit for Raydiance," William R. Beyer, Raydiance's chief operating officer and chief financial officer, said in a statement. "We will utilize this growth capital to ramp production and meet the strong demand for our precision manufacturing solutions."

In August, Raydiance received a $20 million investment from Samsung Venture Investment Corp., also to increase production.

"We are delighted to provide $6 million in venture debt financing to this innovative technology manufacturing company, which meets our strict investment criteria," said Gerald A. Michaud, president of Horizon.