Antonio Raspa

Ultrafast Solid-State Laser Product Manager, Luxinar

Antonio Raspa is ultrafast solid-state laser product manager at Luxinar (Kingston upon Hull, U.K.), and an editorial advisory board member at Laser Focus World. He has more than 35 years of experience with solid-state laser design, photonics components, and fiber optics.

He holds a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano with a specialization in Quantum Electronics. Before joining Luxinar, he served as senior photonics program manager at the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC; May 2020  September 2022), preceded by Quanta System (1988-2000) as R&D manager for the development of solid-state laser sources and custom photonics systems for industrial and scientific applications. During this period, he participated, as Ozone LiDAR specialist, to the Italian research program in Antarctica. He then worked at Trumpf (2000-2008) and Rofin-Sinar (2008-2009) as a Product Manager for industrial laser products and processes. In 2009 he returned to Quanta System, organizing and managing a new plant for the production of sterile optical fibers for surgery.

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FIGURE 1. An example of laser cutting 50-mm-thick materials.
Laser Processing

Ultrahigh-power laser cutting continues growth path

Oct. 27, 2022
The laser cutting market occupies the largest share among many industrial applications. In recent years, laser cutting has seen considerable growth in parallel to the increased...
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Bio&Life Sciences

Mechatronic assemblies and systems maker expands in biomedical

Sept. 30, 2022
Antonio Raspa, EPIC’s senior photonics program manager, talks to Martin Hovestadt, CEO of Jüke Systemtechnik, a service provider for system development, production, and regulatory...
Installation of optical sensors with HBK FiberSensing’s portable interrogator.
Fiber Optics

Fiber-optic sensing tech strives to move beyond the niche

May 26, 2022
Luís Ferreira, director of optical business at HBK FiberSensing, discusses his storied career with EPIC’s Antonio Raspa.