Picophotonics is a spin-off from the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the Tampere University, focusing on the development and manufacturing of Q-switched microchip lasers based on proprietary semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) technology.

Our mission is to provide a laser platform bridging the gap between the parameters offered by the more complex mode-locked lasers delivering picosecond pulses, and conventional Q-switched lasers operating in the ns region.

Picophotonics product capability

Key differentiators are the ability to provide high peak powers with pulse duration in the 50-100 ps at 1064 nm and 1-2 ns at 1535 nm, high repetition rates to hundreds of kHz or even MHz region, narrow spectral width, and possibility for power scaling in compact amplifier package.

The output power, compactness and cost-effectiveness of Picophotonics laser platform provides an unmatched combination of features for applications in emerging technologies, such as time gated Raman spectroscopy or eye-safe LIDAR.