Month: May 2016

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 […]

Less than one week to go…

Thirty of Laser Quantum’s employees will be on the start line to run the Great Manchester 10K on the 22nd May, in order to raise money for the charity ‘Hearing Dogs for the Deaf’. Following on from previous years, the runners are split into two teams; the old dogs vs. the young pups. With lots […]

May 15th, 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, Events


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Upcoming Exhibitions

Over the coming months, Laser Quantum will be exhibiting at a number of exhibitions and conferences world-wide. Listed below are some of our upcoming exhibitions, please visit our booth at any of the following events: UK Photonex North, 8 June, 2016, Edinburgh, UK. Booth #2  SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments, 28-29 June, 2016, Edinburgh, UK. Booth [...]
May 6th, 2016 | Company News, Events

Light the way…

Laser Quantum graduate, Alyssa Armstrong, describes her choice of careers in a science company, and defies the belief that a physics graduates’ only option is Research and Development. Having had the opportunity to move around Laser Quantum, Alyssa has held a variety of job roles, including: laser engineer, manufacturing devices; continuous improvement engineer, refining and [...]
May 4th, 2016 | Company News