Ekspla News

  • Ekspla FemtoLux 30 is the winner of SPIE Prism Awards 2024 in laser category

    Ekspla FemtoLux 30 is the winner of SPIE Prism Awards 2024 in laser category

    On January 31, EKSPLA was awarded the Oscar of the laser industry – the prestigious SPIE Prism Award for the best laser, the FemtoLux 30. It marks the second time the Lithuanian laser community has been honored with this award, the first being in 2010 when the Ekspla team also secured the accolade.

  • Ekspla FemtoLux 3: Microjoule Class Industrial Grade Femtosecond Fiber Laser

    Ekspla FemtoLux 3: Microjoule Class Industrial Grade Femtosecond Fiber Laser

    Ekspla's FemtoLux 3 is a modern industrial femtosecond laser aimed for micromachining, engraving and ophthalmologic surgery applications. Laser delivers up to 3 W of average power and up to 2 μJ femtosecond pulse energy. FemtoLux 3 is a flexible platform which allows to optimize output parameters for the desired process. The repetition rate as well as the output power can be easily changed with integrated pulse picker. With burst mode enabled FemtoLux 3 can generate bursts of pulses with energy above 10 µJ with burst shape pre-programed or controlled in real time. Pulse duration can also be programmed up to 5 ps. Read more.

  • EKSPLA and Light Conversion: SYLOS 3: High-Intensity Leaps in Fundamental Research

    EKSPLA and Light Conversion: SYLOS 3: High-Intensity Leaps in Fundamental Research

    SYLOS 3, a high-intensity laser system featuring groundbreaking parameters, has passed through the final installation stages at ELI ALPS (Extreme Light Infrastructure Attosecond Light Pulse Source). The exceptional feature of the system is that it delivers 15 TW of peak power at a 1 kHz repetition rate and an 8 fs pulse duration. Kilohertz repetition rate enables researchers to collect significantly more data and, thus, improve the efficiency of experiments.

  • Ekspla FemtoLux30 - gold honoree at 2022 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards
  • Ekspla: SFG vibrational spectroscopy for the investigation of interfaces

    Ekspla: SFG vibrational spectroscopy for the investigation of interfaces

    Sum frequency generation (SFG) vibrational spectroscopy provides detailed information about the structure, function, and interactions of molecules through the analysis of the vibrations of atoms.

    In recent article on PhotonicsViews, EksplaR&D team members accompanied by colleagues from other organizations revealed main principles of vibrational spectroscopy, possibilities to tailor for specific applications as well as one of the hottest applications – research of materials employed in photovoltaic applications.

  • Reliability redefined: Ekspla's new femtosecond industrial laser built to work 24/7/365 without interruption

    Reliability redefined: Ekspla's new femtosecond industrial laser built to work 24/7/365 without interruption

    The Ekspla FemtoLux 30 is a new 30 W femtosecond industrial-grade laser built to work 24/7/365 without interruption.

  • Ekspla's Photosonus M+ introduced in latest issue of “Review of Scientific Instruments”

    Ekspla's Photosonus M+ introduced in latest issue of “Review of Scientific Instruments”

    PhotoSonus M+ is Ekspla's tunable wavelength laser system, developed specifically for photoacoustic imaging applications. System features output parameters (like pulse energy) are optimized for highest imaging depth and resolution. In a recent article, published in "Review of Scientific Instruments”, main system features are being unveiled and how these translate into benefits for researchers looking for a new ways to fight cancer and other diseases.

  • The construction of a new 15 TW laser for ELI-ALPS – an innovative approach to TW level systems will open new horizons.

    The construction of a new 15 TW laser for ELI-ALPS – an innovative approach to TW level systems will open new horizons.

    On 25 of November, the ELI-ALPS (Extreme Light Infrastructure Attosecond Light Pulse Source) facility and consortium between EKSPLAand Light Conversion, following continuing collaboration between three parties, signed a research and development contract for building a new laser system, called SYLOS3 for ELI-ALPS.

    The new system, estimated at ~6 m. Euros, will deliver unique parameters, never before achieved in a commercially available system. More than 15 TW peak power at 1 KHz repetition rate and less than 8 femtoseconds pulse duration. Compared to the SYLOS2A system (4.5 TW, 6,3 fs, 1 kHz), already installed at ELI-ALPS, the new system will provide more than 3 times higher peak and average power.

  • Ekspla: Employing SFG spectroscopy in protein structure studies

    Ekspla: Employing SFG spectroscopy in protein structure studies

    Langmuir, the highly reputed ACS (American Chemical Society) magazine, in it’s May issue, published an interesting study called “Structure Determination of Hen Egg-White Lysozyme Aggregates Adsorbed to Lipid/Water and Air/Water Interfaces” which was featured on the magazine‘s cover.

  • Ekspla: Higher imaging depth and resolution in photoacoustics with a new laser source

    Ekspla: Higher imaging depth and resolution in photoacoustics with a new laser source

    Higher imaging depth and resolution in photoacoustics will be available with a new laser source from Ekspla.

  • Ekspla: New and Promising Applications in Laser Materials Processing

    Ekspla: New and Promising Applications in Laser Materials Processing

    Ekspla lasers are being used in developing new and promising applications in Materials Processing. Techniques including Laser-assisted Selective Copper Deposition on Polymers and Laser Photopolymerisation are finding rapid niche growth. Ekspla has recently added ten new short articles outlining new applications for Laser Materials Processing here. It is part of the Ekspla Applications article library

  • Ekspla: Fast wavelength switching option

    Ekspla: Fast wavelength switching option

    New, fast wavelength switching (FWS) is available for Eksplatunable wavelength lasers. Users employing lasers with this option installed will be able to preprogram almost any number of desired wavelengths (within the tuning range) to be emitted at any step and at any order. For instance, the first pulse can be emitted at 850 nm, the second at 980 nm, third at 720 nm, etc. Each laser pulse will be emitted with a different wavelength. The maximum wavelength range that can be switched between pulses is different for different lasers: for NT350 and flash-lamp pumped PhotoSonus it is the entire signal tuning range (660 – 1064 nm), while for diode-pumped 100Hz PhotoSonus X – it is 300 nm of the signal tuning range. FWS wavelength switching accuracy is better than ±0.5 nm.

    For applications like photoacoustic imaging where tracking changes in molecular properties within a short time period is needed, this function should be especially attractive.

    First of all, this option will be available for Ekspla products like PhotoSonus, PhotoSonus X and NT350, which are targeted for photoacoustic imaging applications. In special cases, the installation of this option in other Ekspla tunable wavelength lasers can be discussed.

  • Ekspla: New industrial picosecond laser Atlantic models feature higher average power and longer lifetime

    Ekspla: New industrial picosecond laser Atlantic models feature higher average power and longer lifetime

    Ekspla has updated its industrial picosecond laserline. The updated Atlantic line features industrial laser models with higher average power and prolonged lifetime for UV versions. To ensure simple model navigation, all Atlantic series products have been rearranged into three groups according to output wavelength: Atlantic IR, Atlantic VIS and Atlantic UV series.

    Dedicated for heavy-duty real industry applications, Atlantic UV models feature third harmonics – up to 355 nm output wavelength, and cover versions from 1W up to 30 W output power. Due to the redesign of harmonics module, stress on optical components is reduced, resulting in longer lifetime and lower short time thermal effects for perfect beam quality at various operation conditions. For easy and fast UV optics replacement, the Atlantic UV series model has a single wavelength output.

  • Precisely trigger up to 8 channels with the new Ekspla synchronization module and pulse delay generator

    Precisely trigger up to 8 channels with the new Ekspla synchronization module and pulse delay generator

    Ekspla have introduceda new pulse synchronization module with delay generator. The SY4000 series module is designed to create up to 8 delayed output pulse sequences precisely synchronized to an internal or external clock. A photodetector or electrical signal can be used as the input source to be synchronized. The SY4000 delivers precise delay control from 2 ns to 150 ms, maintaining 25 ps timing resolution.

    SY4000 pulse delay generator gives the possibility to create different sequences, such as a delayed trigger or timed series. These features are employed in applications like creating sets of pulses to control Pockel’s cell drivers with one, two, or 4 triggering inputs.

  • Ekspla and Light Conversion lead consortium to deliver a 5 TW laser system

    Ekspla and Light Conversion lead consortium to deliver a 5 TW laser system

    Ceremony held in the Residence of the Hungarian Ambassador in Vilnius, on the occasion of the contract made between the Lithuanian Ekspla/Liight Conversion consortium and the ELI-ALPS laser research center in Szeged, Hungary.

    A unique OPCPA based laser system, providing 5 terawatts of output power at 1 kHz repetition rate has been produced by a cosortium led by Ekspla and Light Conversion. The system, named Sylos 1, was designed and build for the Extreme Light Infrastructure - Attosecond Light Pulse Source facilities (ELI-ALPS) located in Szeged, Hungary.

    “This system is unique due to its outstanding combination of power and pulse duration” – noted Kestutis Jasiunas, EKSPLA CEO – “five terawatts establishes Sylos as one of the most powerful systems in the world generating 10 fs or shorter pulses at 1 kHz repetition rate. Secondly, it employs innovative OPCPA technology born and perfected at Vilnius University, Lithuania. Featuring comparatively simple and cost-effective layout OPCPA is a key approach in equipping the high intensity laser facility to reach attoseconds in deep UV regions.” Read more.

  • EKSPLA announce new UltraFlux series tunable wavelength femtosecond laser system based on OPCPA technology

    EKSPLA announce new UltraFlux series tunable wavelength femtosecond laser system based on OPCPA technology

    New tunable wavelength femtosecond system

    EKSPLA's UltraFlux is the first compact high energy femtosecond laser system which incorporates the advantages of ultrafast fiber laser, solid-state and parametric amplification technologies in less than 1 square meter footprint box. Patent pending (application No. EP2924500) OPCPA front end technology uses the same picosecond fiber laser for seeding both picosecond DPSS pump laser and femtosecond parametric amplifier by spectrally broadened output. This approach greatly simplifies the system – excludes femtosecond regenerative amplifier and eliminates the need of pump and seed pulse synchronization. In addition to that, contrast of the output pulses in picosecond to nanosecond time scale is potentially increased. Read more.

  • Ekspla Atlantic Series high power picosecond DPSS laser now with higher specifications

    Ekspla Atlantic Series high power picosecond DPSS laser now with higher specifications

    Ekspla's Atlanticis a new generation DPSS picosecond laser with 60 W output power at 1064 nm. Featuring short pulse duration (typically 13 ps) Atlantic series laser offers mimimized thermal damage to the material. Innovative design, employing fiber based oscillator ensured excellent output beam parameters: M²<1.3 with pulse energy fluctuations < 1.5 %. Up to 1 MHz repetition rate, establishes this laser as good choice for industrial, high throughoutput material processing systems.  Read more.

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