Leukos licenses ultrafast laser module from ALPhaNOV

April 27, 2015
Leukos to develop a new pump system for its supercontinuum laser sources.  

ALPhANOV (Talence, France), the technology center of the Route des Lasers, and Leukos (Limoges, France), which specializes in supercontinuum laser sources, have signed a technology transfer agreement covering a pulsed laser module. The agreement allows Leukos to produce a pump system based on the new picosecond laser platform developed by ALPhANOV.

Leukos has been interested in this new platform to develop a new pump module for its supercontinuum sources, enabling the company to increase the average power, which now reaches several Watts of white light with excellent beam quality. This new source is particularly suitable for applications such as microscopy and spectroscopy. The technology transfer agreement signed between ALPhANOV and Leukos ensures control of the production of this strategic module for its new generation of high-power supercontinuum laser sources.

ALPhANOV was established in 2007 to act as a technology transfer accelerator and uses its expertise and know-how to serve innovative projects with industrial target short and mid-terms. Expertise includes laser processeing and micromachining, laser sources and fiber components, laser and optical systems, and health applications of photonics. Leuko, founded in 2006, is a spin-off from XLIM insitute(UMR CNRS 7252), and is expert in developing supercontinuum sources based on new generation optical fibers and related applications.

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Source: ALPhANOV

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Conard Holton | Editor at Large

Conard Holton has 25 years of science and technology editing and writing experience. He was formerly a staff member and consultant for government agencies such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and engineering companies such as Bechtel. He joined Laser Focus World in 1997 as senior editor, becoming editor in chief of WDM Solutions, which he founded in 1999. In 2003 he joined Vision Systems Design as editor in chief, while continuing as contributing editor at Laser Focus World. Conard became editor in chief of Laser Focus World in August 2011, a role in which he served through August 2018. He then served as Editor at Large for Laser Focus World and Co-Chair of the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar from August 2018 through January 2022. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional studies at the Colorado School of Mines and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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