This month, UniKLasers is celebrating 8 years as leading-edge specialists in the development and production of CW single frequency DPSS lasers! Since founded by Professor Fedor Karpushko on March 20, 2013 - UniKLasers has supplied UV - NIR laser systems to labs and fabs worldwide.
To mark this 8 year milestone, we look back at our history timeline of events and achievements:
1968 - Professor Fedor Karpushko is appointed Head of Laboratory at the Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
1988 - Professor Karpushko collaborates with Elsa Garmire to publish research on Optical Nonlinearities Enhanced by Carrier Transport.
1991 - Fedor is appointed Chief Research Fellow & Professor of Quantum Electronics and Nonlinear Optics and Deputy Director of Optical Problems in Information Technologies.
2009 - "Frost & Sullivan European Diode-Pumped Solid-State Laser Technology Innovation of the Year Award" for intra-cavity frequency doubling laser technology.
2011 - Professor Karpushko files a patent for his invention of BRaMMS Technology - adding to 150+ publications and over 40 patents.
2013 - UniKLasers is founded by Professor Fedor Karpushko on March 20, 2013.
2016 - UniKLasers launches the world's first single frequency DPSS CW visible laser system to operate at 640 nm.
The Solo 640 is integrated with a Horiba T64000 Raman Spectrometer by Dr. Gibhardt at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen to investigate multiferroic systems.
2017 - MINUSQULE project is launched with Fraunhofer and funding from UKRI to develop compact, solid-state lasers for quantum development.
Praseodymium Laser Architecture Investigation and Demonstrator (PLAID) quantum project beings in partnership with Fraunhofer UK and University of Birmingham.
2018 - 'DPSS Laser Stabilised at 813 nm for Strontium Clock Application (LQT813)' quantum project is launched in partnership with University of Birmingham.
'Pioneer Gravity: Gravity Sensors for Infrastructure Productivity, Situational Awareness and Seeing the Invisible' project begins.
2019 - PLAID quantum project ends with the successful development of the Solo 689.4 and Solo 698.4 QT series lasers for strontium transitions.
MINUSQULE project is completed with the continued investigation into the feasibility of developing compact, solid-state lasers for quantum development.
LQT813 quantum project is completed with the successful development of an NIR laser for controlling quantum states of atoms.
2020 - UniKLasers appoints CEO Alan Faichney to bring a commercial focus to the business.
UniKLasers joins Innovate UKRI-funded QT Assemble project led by Fraunhofer CAP.
UniKLasers moves into a new facility in Ratho Park, Edinburgh - tripling the production capacity and increasing the size of the team.
2021 - UniKLasers launches the world's first single frequency DPSS CW UV laser system to operate at 349 nm.