Our products cover the spectrum from the UV-VIS-IR range all the way to the XUV-range. We are specialized in the design and manufacture of optical elements tailor-made for ultrafast laser applications. We have design and manufacturing capabilities in dielectric optics for laser applications, as well as metallic multilayer structures for X-ray applications. By providing an integral consulting approach to our customers, we help them to find the optics that suit their exact requirements.
We are a spin-off from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, in particular from the groups of Professors Ferenc Krausz and Ulf Kleineberg. As such, we are integrated into ongoing research activities and can implement latest research results into novel products that are tested in real world applications. Our large network of research groups and laser companies helps us to better understand customer needs.
Our roots date back to the inception of chirped mirrors in the 1990s. From the beginning, Prof. Krausz and colleagues pioneered chirped mirror technology and attosecond pulse generation. Over the years, much experience in the theoretical design, reliable manufacture and thorough testing of optics has thus accumulated. This experience has helped crucially in numerous innovations; for instance, in the generation of laser pulses of three femtoseconds duration. It was also the key ingredient in achieving some of the shortest light pulses ever created, at 80 attoseconds duration. Now, we are making this experience available to our customers.