Sunday Times Heathrow SME Export Track 100

Each year Fast Track, a leading analysis company in conjunction with the Sunday Times, compiles the export growth status of thousands of UK SMEs over the last two years and releases a list of the top 100 performing companies. Fast Track apply strict performance criteria to each SME to ensure a clear and impressive sustainable [...]
May 24th, 2016 | Company News

Laser Quantum at OPTDIAG

Between 25 – 27 May, we will be exhibiting alongside our distributor, Opton Laser International, at the tenth edition of the OPTDIAG symposium, taking place at the Langevin Institute, Paris. This year’s meeting will be centred on the diagnosis and optical imaging in medicine and biology and aims to promote the latest biomedical optics studies […]

May 24th, 2016 | Company News

Frequency comb metrology with an optical parametric oscillator

Read this new paper by K. Balskus et al. which reports on the first demonstration of absolute frequency comb metrology using an optical parametric oscillator (OPO). Absolute optical frequency metrology is widely done using a frequency comb where the repetition rate and the carrier envelope offset frequency is stabilised using an f-to-2f interferometer and locking […]

May 24th, 2016 | Company News

Visit Laser Quantum at Photonics North

Photonics North is a conference held in Canada that brings together industry experts and leading companies within the market; the event is taking place between the 24-26 May at the Convention Centre in Quebec City. We will be at the exhibition bringing you the very latest product developments from our wide range of continuous wave […]

May 23rd, 2016 | Company News

Continuous improvement programme drives innovation

Since its launch in 2005, our ever-popular finesse laser has been through a number of technical upgrades that have seen the available power output increase from 4 W at 532 nm (with a 0.5% noise – considered low at the time!) to 16 W with a noise level of 0.02% and the ability to accept [...]
May 19th, 2016 | Company News

Ward Hadaway’s fastest 50

We, Laser Quantum, are delighted to announce our inclusion in Ward Hadaway’s Fastest 50, Greater Manchester – a listing that highlights the growth and profitability of the fastest 50 growing companies from the area within the last year. Due to the continued growth of the company we have expanded our facilities within the UK, Germany […]

May 16th, 2016 | Company News

Laser Quantum at Optics and Photonics Day, Tampere

Optics and Photonics Day is taking place between 17-18 May in Tampere, Finland. The exhibition brings together both academic researchers and world-leading companies within the photonics industry and will include talks highlighting the latest trends and developments. Kim Grundström from Kimmy Photonics will be representing Laser Quantum at the exhibition, he will be showcasing the […]

May 13th, 2016 | Company News


Laser Quantum has recently been a partner in the EU framework 7 project – Metrocomb – which has now successfully concluded. With  partner organisations; Heriot Watt University, LO Laseroptik GmbH, Raicol Crystals, Radiant Light SL, Universite de Neuchatel, Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd, and M-Squared Lasers, the Metrocomb project aimed to  develop frequency comb based spectroscopy […]

May 13th, 2016 | Company News

Laser Quantum lasers help investigate greener fuels

The ventus 532 and finesse 532 continuous wave lasers from Laser Quantum have been used to investigate biofuels evaporation dynamics. In this whitepaper, two techniques are reported to study biofuel single droplets; the first is Electrodynamic Balance (EDB) which used the ventus 532, an ideal laser for such an application due to its fully controllable […]

May 11th, 2016 | Company News

Read the latest paper by J. Ahrens et al. on Multipass OPCPA system at 100 kHz pumped by CPA-free solid-state amplifier

Abstract: ‘We present a compact few-cycle 100 kHz OPCPA system pumped by a CPA-free picosecond Nd:YVO4 solid-state amplifier with all-optical synchronisation to an ultra-broadband Ti:Sapphire oscillator. This pump approach shows an exceptional conversion rate into the second harmonic of almost 78%. Efficient parametric amplification was realised by a two stage double-pass scheme with following chirped mirror […]

May 9th, 2016 | Company News