a base of more than 700 systems installed worldwide, its R&D
department is still aiming at increasing product values in terms
of efficiency, bandwidth, pulse duration, compactness and usability.
All laser systems are manufactured in a clean room facility. Inside
the production area oscillator and amplifier assembly stations are
available equipped with state-of-the-art testing equipment.
Role in the project
FEMTOLASERS’s core technology is based on dispersive optics
for the generation and amplification of ultrafast laser pulses.
It holds more than two dozen international patents on core components
for femtosecond and attosecond laser systems.
FEMTOLASERS will develop a high-end Ti:Sa laser that both delivers
sub-10 fs laser pulses and at the same time seeds the OPCPA pump
light source mainly developed by AMPLITUDE SYSTEMES. The output
of the laser will be CEP stabilized for efficient generation of
extreme UV or soft X-ray optical pulses. It will work with MBI and
AMPLITUDE SYSTEMES to prove the lasers performance with the pump
light source and the OPCPA system, respectively.
Expected benefits from the project
The dynamics in the high-tech and research sector in Europe and
the USA require a high commitment to innovations to remain competitive.
This project will strengthen FL’s position as a manufacturer
of pulsed light sources for the high-end femtosecond laser market.
It will increase its expertise in developing dispersive (or “chirped”)
mirrors and exploiting the emission of Ti:Sa even beyond 1 µm.
Applications of such a femtosecond laser are not limited to OPCPA
pumping or attosecond generation, but also applications in bio-photonics
like ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomography or CARS
(Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering) imaging are conceivable
and considered to sustain strong beneficial impact.