Alpes Lasers was founded by Jerôme Faist, the co-inventor of the Quantum-cascade-laser, Matthias Beck and Antoine Muller in 1998 as a spin-off from Universität Neuchâtel (Switzerland). Already in 2001 the first Quantum cascade lasers could be delivered and the Serial production started. Since than there was consequent development towards industrial usage.
Bristol Instruments was founded in 2005 as a succeder of the former Burleigh Instruments. There wavemeter and spectrum analyser are for decades on the market and set the market standard. Unique is especially the automatic calibration with built in absolute references like stabilized lasers or gas cells.
Tim Day founded 2004 Daylight Solution to invent and build tunable laser for the mid infrared region in the range 4 to 12µm (830 to 2500 cm-1).
This Technology, using Peltier cooled quantum cascade external cavity laser, was innovated with the PhAST 2006. These wavelength are of special interest as they cover the "finger print" region of molecules. Daylight offers therefore commercial light sources for the tunable-diode-laser-spectroscopy (TDLS).
Innovation Photonics was founded 2009 by Don Wilson in Verona/New Jersey to meet the requirement for optical components necessary to use Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCL). Don is since 1964 active in the photonics industry. Unique are the MIR-isolators, polarizers and optics, which is produced with outstanding quality.
MGOS distributes and offers service for opto-electronical Systems and components of international photonic companies. The main competence is in the mid-infrared region, but also drivers, electronics and metrology instruments for all laser applications are offered. MGOS delivers to Germany, Austria and Switzerland all products, as well as Daylight solution products to Scandinavia. Our service includes the pre- and after sales guidance as well as installation and training.
Additional MGOS is partner in research cooperation for developing new tools for the MIR spectroscopy. The MIRa-Guide is the first product which is comercially successful.
"neoplas control GmbH" (NPC) was founded 2006 as a spin-off from the institute for low temperature plasma physics (INP) in Greifswald. This institute concentrates since years on plasma physics and trace gas analytics in the mid IR. The advantages of quantum cascade lasers have early been identified as a very powerful technique for spectroscopy in that region. NPC has developed the Q-MACS-System (Quantum Cascade Laser Measurement and Control System), which is now technically mature e.g. for industrial applications in process control, detection of explosives and trace gas analytic.
NLIR is spin-off from the Department of Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Fotonik) and is based on the novel patented upconversion technology invented by its founders at DTU Fotonik.The core of the upconversion technology is a non-linear crystal that converts mid infrared light to near visible light. This enables the use of fast and efficient Silicon based sensors
for detection of MIR light. Our non-linear mid infrared sensors represent a
revolutionary new measurement paradigm.
Target sectors are: Research, Oil and Gas, Polymer, Food and Agriculture, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Medical
Diagnostic and Environmental.
Vescent Photonics was founded in 2002 by Dr. Mike H. Anderson, the lead author of „Observation of Bose-Einstein Condensation in Dilute Atomic-Vapor“ (July/1995). Ever since, they develop and manufacture technologies in waveguide, electro-optics, tunable lasers, and electronics for precision laser Control.