ALPhANOV signs technology transfer agreement with Leukos

Generation of a supercontinuum laser source by nonlinear fibers pumping

Generation of a supercontinuum laser source by nonlinear fibers pumping. Credit: ALPhANOV.


ALPhANOV, the technology center of the Route des Lasers cluster, and LEUKOS, a company specializing in supercontinuum laser sources and optical instruments, have signed a technology transfer agreement. This agreement, which covers a pulsed laser module, allows LEUKOS to produce a pump system based on the new picosecond laser platform developed by ALPhANOV.

Talence - Limoges, April 15th, 2015. ALPhANOV, the optical and laser technology center of the Route des Lasers cluster, recently developed a new picosecond laser platform, based on a fully fibered innovative architecture to offer compact and robust lasers. The technology developed leads to the generation of high-power picosecond laser pulses. Along with high reliability, high peak power enables these lasers to meet the needs of applications such as laser micromachining. They are also especially suited for efficiently pumping nonlinear fibers for supercontinuum generation.

This innovation has led LEUKOS, a company based in Limoges and specialized in supercontinuum sources and optical instruments, to be interested in this new platform in order to develop a new pump module for its supercontinuum sources. The integration of this pump module in the supercontinuum sources allows LEUKOS to increase their lasers’ average power that now reaches several Watts of white light with excellent beam quality. This new source is particularly suitable for applications such as microscopy and spectroscopy.

Today, this module is the subject of the technology transfer agreement signed between ALPhANOV and LEUKOS. This agreement will allow LEUKOS, a world leader in the field, to control the production of this strategic module for its new generation of high-power supercontinuum laser sources.

About ALPhANOV. Established in 2007, ALPhANOV is the optics and lasers technology center of the Route des Lasers cluster. It acts as a technology transfer accelerator and uses its expertise and know-how to serve innovative projects with industrial target short and mid-terms. It offers multiple modes of action which enable it to act all along the value chain. Its fields of expertise include laser processes and micromachining, laser sources and fiber components, laser and optical systems and health applications of photonics. www.alphanov.com

About LEUKOS: Founded in 2006, LEUKOS is a spin-off from XLIM insitute(UMR CNRS 7252). LEUKOS is an expert in the development of supercontinuum sources based on new generation optical fibers and the applications using these. LEUKOS is located 37 rue Henri Giffard, Limoges. www.leukos-systems.com