New video: How to set up your finesse laser

The next instalment of our “how to” video series has arrived, demonstrating the set-up and operation of a finesse laser. Please note that this video is for demonstration purposes only, when setting up any finesse laser you must ensure that the head is actively cooled and attached to a heat-sink, in addition to any other […]

June 8th, 2018 | Company News

EPSRC Summer School in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Photonics

Laser Quantum is proud to be a sponsor of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Applied Photonics’ summer school for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Photonics. The event will take place at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, 16th – 23rd June 2018, an ideal opportunity for PhD/ EngD students and early career researchers (industrial and academic) […]

June 1st, 2018 | Company News

Education Engineering Scheme project with MHSG

This year, Laser Quantum has been mentoring a team of four Year 12 students from Manchester High School for Girls in the Education Engineering Scheme (EES). Anoushka, India, Cherry and Chloe took on a project set by Laser Quantum to test “The (un)reliability of screws”. Screws are a vital component of lasers, so we were […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Company News

Laser Quantum Employees run for Teenage Cancer

Laser Quantum’s employees will be taking part in the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run in order to raise money for charity on 20th May. 23 LQ employees will be running the 10 kilometre route from Portland Street to Deansgate with the goal of raising £1000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. This is an event that Laser […]

May 18th, 2018 | Company News

vChirp – online web optics software launched

Laser Quantum has just launched an in-browser version of vChirp, an easy-to-use online software to emulate dispersion and pulse compression calculations for ultrafast experiment design. vChirp has been designed in cooperation with the Institute of Quantum Optics at Leibniz Universität, Hannover to simplify the calculation process for dispersion characteristics of a femtosecond laser pulse propagating […]

May 9th, 2018 | Company News

Laser Quantum at SPIE Defense & Commercial Sensing

The SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Expo is currently underway, and Laser Quantum is exhibiting with a selection of continuous wave lasers including the gem, torus, opus, finesse and venteon.  Taking place between 17th – 19th April in Orlando, SPIE DCS is the key exhibition for researchers, engineers, product developers, and purchasers who specialise in […]

April 18th, 2018 | Company News

Novanta – Employee video

Since December 2016 Laser Quantum has been a part of the Novanta group, trusted technology partner to OEMs in the medical and advanced industrial technology markets, with deep proprietary expertise in photonics, vision and precision motion technologies. Novanta recently posted a video on their website where our employees talk about how they live the novanta […]

April 13th, 2018 | Company News

2018 – The year of Engineering

In recent years, there has been a focus on increasing participation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) amongst young people. This year, during The Year of Engineering, The UK Space Agency will be further supporting this campaign, with the aim to inspire interest in the STEM subjects. Over the course of the year, 7 […]

April 6th, 2018 | Company News

The first practical continuous wave maser

Physicists at Imperial College London are currently working on a new project using one of Laser Quantum’s lasers – a practical continuous wave maser. The maser (microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) preceded the laser and has been confined to relative obscurity owing to its reliance on cryogenic refrigeration and high-vacuum systems following its […]

April 4th, 2018 | Company News

My Work Experience – Sophie

Hello, I am Sophie from Denton Community College. This week has been my work experience at Laser Quantum and I have learnt a lot so far and because this is my third day I still have a lot to go. So far I have learned about the laser types and the number the laser colours […]

March 28th, 2018 | Company News