SOMMA project Sensor Optical Multi-purpose Mid-IR Applications This project has the scope to develop a multipurpose sensing platform based on broadly tunable laser sources QCL-XT developed by Alpes in the Mid-IR range.    These sensors will initially target two main applications within the project consortium, i.e. continuous monitoring of CF4 emissions in presence of CH4 […]


PETRA project PETRochemical Analyzer The project seeks to develop a prototype instrument for optical on-line analysis in petrochemical process streams. It will quantify percent-level composition of hydrocarbon mixtures and detect trace-level (parts-per-million) contaminants in an ethylene matrix. Such a product will replace high-maintenance chromatographs.   The result of the project is the development of laser […]


MIRIFISENS project Mid InfraRed Innovative lasers For Improved SENSor of hazardous substances The mid-infrared (MIR) region is emerging as the favourite wavelength band for a number of applications, including high sensitivity trace detection, chemical emission monitoring, process control, and biological sensing applications. An efficient way to get precise and reliable information is to rely on […]


ACCORDS project Active Coherent Remote Dispersion Spectrometer An ultra-sensitive and selective laser-based multi-species gas sensor will be developed for open path detection of methane, ethane, and hydrogen sulphide leaks from oil and gas extraction and oil refinery sites. The sensor will rely on the Chirped Laser Dispersion Spectroscopy (CLaDS) technique in the mid-infrared (mid-IR) spectral […]


WATERSPY project High sensitivity, portable photonic device for pervasive water quality analysis WaterSpy will develop water quality detection photonics technology suitable for online, field measurements, operating in the 6-10 μm region. The solution is based on the combined use of advanced, tuneable Quantum Cascade Lasers supplied by Alpes Lasers and fibre-coupled, fast & sensitive Higher […]


CODE ReFARM project Consumer-driven demands to reframe farming systems Non-intensive farming, with low inputs of energy and chemicals can contribute towards maintaining biodiversity in traditional landscapes, has less pollution than intensive farming and can be better for farm animal welfare.    However, these farming systems often struggle economically in competition with modern intensive farming methods. […]


QOMBINA project Quantum simulation and entanglement engineering in quantum cascade laser frequency combs QCL-FCs have been marketed by ALPES for about two years.  The market uptake, and their overall commercial success has been limited. Primary reasons for this have been identified as: high cost for the targeted markets, limited capability in wavelength customisation, limited performance […]


LEVES project Mid-infrared system utilizing LEVEl-crossing chirp-Spectroscopy in Quantum Cascade Lasers The goal of the project is to develop a novel Mid-IR compact process monitoring system for in-situ process monitoring in the semiconductor industry, plasma process diagnostics, environmental and exhaust gas monitoring. Its core constitutes a cost-efficient Fabry-Perot cavity quantum cascade laser (FP-QCL) provided by […]


IQONIC project Innovative strategies, sensing and process Chains for increased Quality, re-configurability, and recyclability of Manufacturing Optolectronics IQONIC will offer a scalable zero defect manufacturing platform covering the overall process chain of opto-electrical parts. IQONIC covers the design of new opto-electrical components and their optimised process chain, their assembly process, as well as their disassembly […]


QOMBS project Quantum simulation and entanglement engineering in quantum cascade laser frequency combs The Qombs project aims to create a quantum simulator platform made of ultracold atoms in optical lattices. The quantum platform will allow to design and engineer a new generation of quantum cascade laser frequency combs. This unprecedented quantum simulation of semiconductor structures […]