EXPLA wins SPIE Prism Awards 2024 in laser category

EKSPLA wins SPIE Prism Awards 2024 in laser category

EKSPLA has been awarded the prestigious SPIE Prism Award for the best laser – the flexible, ultrafast FemtoLux 30. It marks the second time the Lithuanian laser community has been honoured with this award, the first being in 2010 when the EKSPLA team also secured the accolade.

The Prism Awards are presented annually to laser, photonics, or optics companies for their most innovative products of the year. Companies from around the world compete in the contest. The 2024 awards marked the 16th edition of the event.

This competition in the photonics and laser sector is considered equivalent to the Oscars of the film industry. The awards are the culmination of the annual global Photonics West (USA) organised by the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) conference and exhibition.

This is an extraordinary achievement for EKSPLA and a recognition of over 30 years of dedication. “Any challenge can be accepted, significant victories can only be achieved through hard work, appreciating each other and working together,” noted Aldas Juronis, the CEO of EKSPLA, during the ceremony. “This win once again proves that our team can create the most innovative products appreciated not only by customers but also by market experts.”

The FemtoLux 30 GHz is a flexible ultrafast laser for both industrial and scientific use. It offers unparalleled pulse management capabilities in the market – providing various GHz burst modes from the same laser source, including long GHz burst mode, short GHz burst mode, MHz, and GHz burst mode. The Pulse on Demand (PoD) feature enables the laser to fire a pulse only when required, with a mere 20 ns (peak to peak) jitter, allowing for precise control over the laser’s output and resulting in higher efficiency, accuracy, and quality.

The FemtoLux 30 also boasts a Direct Refrigerant Cooling system, which has undergone military testing, demonstrating a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of over 90,000 hours. This system ensures maintenance-free 24/7/365 operation, leading to substantial cost and time savings due to the elimination of servicing and downtime.

Contact: Lukas Rimgaila