The gigajet aids astrocomb research at SALT

Last year Heriot Watt University sent a Laser Quantum gigajet and finesse 532 nm pump laser to the 10 m Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), to deliver complete calibration of one channel of its high-resolution spectrograph and an accurate determination of its resolving power. The recently released paper ‘Wavelength calibration of a high resolution spectrograph […]

March 27th, 2017 | Company News

Two-photon non-linear microscopy

Two-photon non-linear microscopy is a flourescence technique that enables the imaging of living biological samples, especially useful in neuroscience, where obtaining high resolution and precise results is always a challenge. The extreme bandwidth of the venteon ultra ensures ultra-short pulse durations that result in high photon flux at the focal point of the laser, thus [...]
March 23rd, 2017 | Company News

Promoting women in physics

In an industry that is largely male orientated, encouraging females to follow a career in the physics industry is important to us here at Laser Quantum. The industry is an ever-changing and rapidly developing field that we want to share with the whole population. As part of the Engineering Education Scheme (EES), we are currently [...]
March 20th, 2017 | Company News

Producing results in Raman spectroscopy with the torus 532

Raman spectroscopy is a technique used to study vibrational, rotational and other low frequency modes in a molecular system. It can be used in lots of industries to create a molecular fingerprint that can be used both quantitatively and qualitatively. The laser light interacts with the system resulting in the energy of the emitted photons [...]
March 16th, 2017 | Company News

The laser engineer: A role for both men and women

Yesterday we celebrated International women’s day and, working in the physics sector, we know the industry tends to be very male-dominated. At Laser Quantum, however, all our roles are equally suited to men or women. If you were to walk around our world-class labs, you would find a healthy balance of male and female laser […]

March 9th, 2017 | Company News

Laser Quantum works with Manchester High School for Girls

We are currently working on a project with a group of year 12 students from Manchester High School for Girls to investigate the torque settings we use to tighten our optics inside of our lasers. The students have conducted a number of experiments to determine the maximum torque setting which does not lead to either deformation [...]
March 8th, 2017 | Company News

OPCPA – An explanation and an animation

Laser pulse amplification has for a long time relied upon multi-pass concepts through inverted gain media with limited bandwidth. This concept allows high energy pulses, but due to band narrowing effects and thermal load, the pulses have a long duration and low repetition rates. Optical parametric chirped pulsed amplification has the advantage of a single [...]
March 8th, 2017 | Applications

Quantitative analysis of gases

Raman spectroscopy is a powerful technique with numerous analytical applications. Our recent whitepaper ‘Quantitative laser Raman spectroscopy of gases’, looks at how Raman systems can be used to measure gas mixture compositions with high measurement precision, sensitivity and trueness. It discusses how the gem 532, finesse 532 and opus 532 can be used as the [...]

Robust and reliable laser video: The gem vs. the tumble dryer

Here at Laser Quantum, we are proud of the high-quality and long-lifetimes of all of our lasers and over the previous months we have released a number of videos demonstrating just how tolerant our lasers are to shock and temperature. Today, we launch the next in the series of videos which tests the gem lasers [...]
March 7th, 2017 | Company News, Videos

Meet with us and discover our world-class lasers

Over the coming months we will be exhibiting at a number of photonics conferences internationally, bringing you the very latest technology from our ultrafast and continuous wave product ranges. If you are interested in learning more about Laser Quantum and the applications we address, then please talk to our experts at any of the following [...]
March 3rd, 2017 | Company News