Month: March 2017

Winner: Cheshire Exporter Award 2016/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Last week, the world-class products and highly motivated staff of Laser Quantum were recognised by being awarded ‘Cheshire exporter of the year 2017’ at the High Sheriff Awards ceremony. The judging committee recognised the success our business has had with our continuous wave and ultrafast lasers across the globe and our ever-growing export market, […]

March 30th, 2017 | Company News, Top Stories

Discover our unique terahertz technology at the OTST conference

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] On Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th April, we are exhibiting at the Optical Terahertz Science and Technology (OTST) conference in London to showcase our latest developments in terahertz technology. The conference is an opportunity for researchers around the world to come together to discuss the latest terahertz research and discoveries, and network with world-leading […]

March 29th, 2017 | Company News

The gigajet aids astrocomb research at SALT

Last year Heriot Watt University installed a Laser Quantum gigajet and finesse pure CEP 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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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 […]

March 20th, 2017 | Company News

Producing results in Raman spectroscopy with the torus 532

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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 […]

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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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 […]

March 8th, 2017 | Company News

OPCPA – An explanation and an animation

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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 […]

March 8th, 2017 | Applications, Top Stories

Quantitative analysis of gases

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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 […]