KMLabs work on direct diode pumped Ti:sapphire (DDPTS) has been highlighted in the June issue of Laser Focus World. By: Sterling Backus, Henry C. Kapteyn, Matt Kirchner and Margaret M. Murnane http://digital.laserfocusworld.com/laserfocusworld/201706?sub_id=r5x3ToNiVOu3&u1=DA0617&pg=60#pg60
Direct diode-pumped Kerr Lens 13 fs Ti:sapphire ultrafast oscillator using a single blue laser diode Sterling Backus, Matt Kirchner, Charles Durfee, Margaret Murnane, and Henry Kapteyn Abstract We demonstrate a direct diode-pumped Kerr Lens Modelocked Ti:sapphire laser producing 13 fs pulses with 1.85 nJ energy at 78 MHz (145 mW) using a single laser diode… Read more »
KMLabs’s latest product builds – quite literally – on its successful high-performance Y-Fi product line that delivers the shortest, cleanest, multi-µJ fiber laser pulses. By incorporating a bulk white-light-seeded optical parametric amplifier (OPA) as a second layer on top of the small briefcase-size (30×40 cm) turn-key Y-Fi™ platform, KMLabs Y-Fi OPA™ provides infrared laser pulses, tunable from… Read more »
Over ~>90% of ultrafast science research and development is done with using ultrafast Ti:sapphire lasers, a technology developed nearly 20 years ago. The great advantages of Ti:sapphire lasers are that they are broadly tunable, can achieve very high power with good efficiency and excellent beam quality, while easily producing the shortest pulse durations of <10fs…. Read more »
In recent work published in Nature Photonics, Dennis Gardner and colleagues from the Murnane/Kapteyn group at JILA used the KMLabs XUUS4 as a light source to achieve the 1st sub-wavelength EUV imaging for any light source, small or large. They also demonstrated coherent imaging of near-periodic samples with record 12.6 nm spatial resolution, at the technologically significant wavelength of… Read more »
Margaret Murnane has been awarded the Optical Society of America’s highest award: the Frederic Ives Medal / Quinn Prize. Margaret is the first woman to receive this Medal in its nearly 90 year history. Congratulations Margaret! http://www.osa.org/en-us/awards_and_grants/awards/award_description/ives… Source: KML Site
In summer 2016, KMLabs moved to its new facility at 4775 Walnut St, Suite 102, Boulder, CO 80301. WIth >20,000 sf of space including >5,000 sf of contiguous cleanroom space for production and R&D, KMLabs is poised for growth.
KMLabs’ 4th generation EUV source, XUUS4, was named a finalist for a 2016 Prism Award. Source: KML Site
KMLabs is happy have new investors, Intel Capital, Colorado Impact Fund, and Kairos Ventures as partners. With series A funding totaling $7.2M, KMLabs is growing its profile, capabilities, and product line.