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Raising the awareness of British Photonics

On February 21st, two representatives from Laser Quantum will be visiting London to meet with MPs to highlight the importance of British Photonics, the impact it makes on the UK, the economy and its potential for future economic growth. This action group, set up by Carol Monaghan, MP for Glasgow North West, will exhibit some [...]
February 15th, 2017 | Company News

Practical guide to the realization of a convertible optical trapping system

Chenglong Zhao, an assistant professor at the University of Dayton, Ohio, has recently published a ‘Practical guide to the realization of a convertible optical trapping system’ in the Optics Express. Using a Laser Quantum ventus, Prof Zhao provides a detailed guide to the construction of a convertible optical trapping system for either single-beam or counter-propagating [...]
February 14th, 2017 | Company News

Congratulations to our Laser Quantum author!

We would like to say congratulations to our own Dr. Matthew Cliffe who has recently published a text book. The ‘Longitudinally Polarised Terahertz Radiation for Relativistic Particle Acceleration’ titled book is available on Amazon; published by Springer Theses. Matthew completed his PhD at The University of Manchester in photon physics; during his PhD he developed [...]
February 6th, 2017 | Company News

Product of the month: venteon OPCPA

The first commercial Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplifier (OPCPA) system provides a unique combination of a few-cycle pulse duration of <8 fs, with energy in the µJ-regime at a high repetition rate of 200 kHz or higher. The excellent output stability and the ability for CEP stabilisation turns this amplifier system into the ideal source [...]
February 2nd, 2017 | Applications, Company News

1 GHz Laser Quantum laser and finesse pure CEP used to create a frequency comb

Recently published work by Brigham Young University, Utah, USA, has been conducted using Laser Quantum’s 1 GHz laser (gigajet) alongside its finesse pure CEP laser to create a frequency comb. Frequency combs are instrumental to precise laser frequency measurements and have led to giant steps forward in research in applications including; metrology, atomic clocks, laser [...]
January 31st, 2017 | Applications, Company News

Stimulated Raman scattering in laser technology

Stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) is a third-order nonlinear optical effect that is used in laser technology either to shift the wavelength emission of a laser (‘Raman laser’) or to provide optical amplification of an input beam (‘Raman amplifier’). Since the early 2000s, Raman amplifiers have been widely used in optical fibres for telecom applications, such [...]
January 27th, 2017 | Applications, Company News

Using the ventus in Laser Tweezers Raman Spectroscopy (LTRS)

Unfortunately, one in two people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. Typical large-scale analysis of cancer cells means individual cell attributes are averaged and, therefore, single cell detection is of real interest. The current process involves individual analysis of manually trapped cells which is [...]
January 23rd, 2017 | Applications, Company News

Have you seen the gem vs. the wacker plate yet?

Last week was the launch of our latest video from our ‘Robust and Reliable’ laser series. In this video we test the gem laser’s ability to survive after the ultimate vibration test: buried in sand and flattened with a wacker plate, an instrument used by builders. The gem laser felt the force and power from [...]
January 19th, 2017 | Company News, Videos

Meet us at Photonics West, booth #311

Planning is well underway for this year’s Photonics West at our LQ Head Quarters in Stockport. We have been working hard to ensure we bring you the very latest research and development from our ultrafast and continuous wave product ranges, and we will be displaying a number of systems on the booth. Visit us, #311, [...]
January 17th, 2017 | Company News, Events

Video launch! The gem vs. the wacker plate

The gem is a compact laser from our continuous wave range; it has been faced with a number of challenges over the previous months to demonstrate its robustness and reliability. After battling with (and winning against) a Range Rover, gravity and Arctic conditions, the gem is being put through its paces yet again. This time [...]
January 10th, 2017 | Company News, Top Stories, Videos