Collinear Corp., a Santa Clara, Calif. company developing high-power RGB illumination (see definition) based on semiconductor lasers and non-linear optical technology, has raised $3.1 million in a second round of funding.

Investors are Tallwood Venture Capital and Allegis Capital, according to PE Week Wire.

The company is focused on the television and front projection markets, and says it is developing technology that will improve cost and performance.

Collinear was originally funded in December of 2004, with the same backers Tallwood and Allegis, along with Narra Venture Capital.