ABOUT ALPES LASERS.

HISTORY

CONSTANT
NEED TO
INNOVATE .

In 1998 Alpes Lasers was founded in Neuchatel, Switzerland by Jérôme Faist, then a Professor at the University of Neuchâtel, now at ETH Zürich, Antoine Müller and Matthias Beck. Alpes Lasers was the first company to offer Quantum Cascade Lasers on the market, a priority it has maintained by commercialising the first CW laser in 2001 and the first broad gain laser in 2009.
  • 1994

    Quantum Cascade Laser
    Prof. Jérôme Faist (ETH Zurich) co-invents the QCL.

  • 1998

    Alpes Lasers.
    Prof. Faist co-founds Alpes Lasers in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

  • 2004

    QCL DFB.
    First commercial QCL Distributed feedback (QCL DFB) devices

  • 2006

    External Cavity.
    First broadly-tuneable external cavity quantum cascade lasers (EC-QCL)

  • 2015

    Vernier lasers.
    Alpes Lasers launches the Extremely Tuneable QCL (XT-QCL) sources using the Vernier effect.

  • 2015

    High Power Sources.
    Alpes Lasers launches QCL devices with a minimum average power of 1W and more than 9W of peak power (HP-QCL)

  • 2015

    Extended Tuning DFB-QCL.
    Alpes Lasers introduces a new class of Extended Tuning DFB-QCL (QC-ET)

  • 2016

    External Cavity Laser Kit.
    Alpes Lasers introduces the External Cavity Laser Kit (ECLK)

  • 2019

    SWIR Lasers.
    Launch of Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) laser diodes
    by Alpes Lasers

  • 2019

    Efficiency record.
    Alpes Lasers breaks the efficiency record for QCLs, at 430 A/cm2 CW/RT

NEWS ROOM

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NEWS.

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NETWORK

WHERE WE
OPERATE.

Alpes Lasers has a global network of resellers, and can cater to clients around the world efficiently and reliably.

Headquarters

Alpes Lasers is based in Switzerland, in the Canton of Neuchâtel:

US & Canada

Local distributor
Boston electronics

Germany

Local distributor
MG Optical Solutions

France

Local distributor
Opton Laser International (OLI)

South Korea

Local distributor
Hanbek Corporation

Japan

Local distributor
IR System Co.

CAREERS

WORK
WITH US.

Find out more about working at Alpes Lasers and browse our currently open positions.

If you can’t find your dream job listed in our vacancies, we would be happy to receive your resume together with a cover letter, and try to find the best fit in our organisation.

CONTACT US

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YOUR THOUGHTS.

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