Spectra-Physics Rankweil (SPR)

Spectra-Physics was founded over 55 years ago as the first commercial laser company delivering breakthrough technologies that transform the way businesses operate and people live ever since. Still today it is one of the leading global suppliers of laser systems, covering the whole pulse duration range from nanosecond to sub-10 fs. It has a global presence with 16 manufacturing locations and an international network of direct sales & service support offices.

Spectra-Physics is singularly focused on helping its customers use precision laser technologies to advance leading edge science and propel industries forward. The company does so by offering ground-breaking technologies, deep applications expertise, disruptive cost-performance, a commitment to world-class customer experience, and the highest standards for operational excellence and continuous global improvement. Additionally, the combination of unique production processes and designs backed up with extensive and experienced service network enables them to offer truly 24/7 operating laser systems.

The Rankweil facility in Austria was founded as High Q Laser GmbH and since 2011 is a part of Spectra-Physics/ Newport-MKS corporation USA, where picosecond and femtosecond lasers for demanding applications in medicine, science and industry are developed and manufactured. They maintain 70 clean room assembly stations with a total capacity of more than 600 lasers per year. A mechanical workshop for rapid prototyping allows for a quick turnaround time during development. More than 20 R&D engineers constantly work on the development of new products as well as the enhancement of existing products relying on both fiber and bulk laser technologies to ensure the best performance. All their systems are based on their proprietary SESAM (SEmiconductor Saturable Absorber Mirror) technology for passive mode-locking and cover the range from low-power systems in the Watt-level up to 100 W and more.

Collaborators:

Jürg Aus der Au

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This project is an initiative of the Photonics Public Private Partnership and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825246

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