About PicoLAS

The PicoLAS GmbH is headquartered in Würselen, Germany. We are specialized in the development and manufacturing of drivers for diode lasers. Our OEM drivers provide pulse durations from 200 ps to cw with currents of up to 2000 A. Our R&D team also develops customized drivers in close cooperation with the customers to fulfill individual requirements.

We are working continuously to push forward the technical possible for you!

Core Competencies

A key feature of all our drivers is the compact and efficient design as well as the passive cooling. All heat generating components are in direct contact with a baseplate to achieve a low maintenance, fanless design. With our innovative products we have achieved a couple of market prominences:

  • Our BFS-VRM 03 is one of the worlds fastest analog modulated driver for fiber laser seeding applications
  • Our LDP-CW 90-10 is the smallest 1 kW laser diode driver available on the market with up to 90 A on a “half brick” size footprint.
  • Our BFPS-VRHSP 02 offers extremely short pulses below 500 ps with a maximum current of 1.6 A

Quality by PicoLAS

Your satisfaction as customer with our products and service is of utmost importance for us.

To achieve our product quality, we implemented a multilevel quality assurance. We test each device during manufacturing separately and store the test results. Thus, each product is completely traceable through our product process through the serial number. The test protocols are stored without any time limit and this allows us to check on every device we ever manufactured.
Another important factor is for us to avoid external production processes to keep the control over each production step. Thus, apart from the delivery of the PCB and the components, we carry out the complete manufacturing in-house. From the PCB assembly to the electrical testing of each device is everything in our hands. This allows us to control the quality of each step and it also enables us to do faster prototyping or customization for projects with our customers.

These high standards we set ourselves for our production and the derived quality management sytems is certified according to the ISO 9001:2015 norm.

ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

With our state of the art products, we are Europe's number one for high-speed seeding of fibre lasers (< 200 ps up to cw).

Our main markets are:

Medical Industry

Hair removal, skin treatment etc...

Industrial Applications

Material processing (engraving, marking, cutting, soldering, drilling etc...)

Military Applications

Including high safety standards like SIL 3 and 4 or class e and higher

Driving ultrashort pulse Lasers

Seed drivers from ps to cw, LIDAR drivers

How it all started

After Dr.-Ing. Markus Bartram finished his degree in electronics engineering at the University of Aachen he planed to conduct a research on high power pulsed laser diode arrays delivering as few as 100 ns pulse width.

This dates back to 1998 when laser diodes where not as powerful as today with shorter life times and less reliability. We are talking about 100 hours of life time and up to 10 Watts of power back then compared to 100.000 hours and 500 Watts today. The industry was not ready yet to take advantage of such technology, so the whole idea ended up in a box.

In 2004, the market requested more and more high power pulsed laser diodes and one year later in 2005 the PicoLAS GmbH was founded by Dr.-Ing. Markus Bartram.

The company history is marked by steady growth and success unfolded. Soon the location became too small and PicoLAS had to move. With the offices at the TPH (Technology Center Herzogenrath) an environment that offered the additional space for necessary extensions was found. Some years later, we were very happy to introduce our own production facility.

An increase in production volume and also the relocation from former external production process to in-house process, lead again to the need for a larger location. Our new building in Würselen gives us the possibility to continue this course of growth.

Quality, flexibility and speed are the core principles which guide our production processes and enable us to meet our clients’ demands for perfect solutions and just-in-time delivery. Those were as well the key parameters for our new production facility. Now we are able to produce customized OEM power supply solutions for laser diodes and LEDs with a wide array of components and board designs from one piece to the ten thousands.

Benefit from our knowledge and experience!

As a market leader in the laser industry with a wide network of contacts, we know the developments of the market and want to share them with you as our customers or distributors. At the centre of all our operations are our customers. Our mission goes even beyond satisfying our customers’ needs. We want to satisfy their customers’ needs. In order be able to meet their specific and unique requirements we attach a lot of importance on a close and open communication and collaboration with our customers and distributors.

Benfit from our events and networks!

UKPL Network

UKPL is a network of companies and research institutions focusing on the research and development of ultrashort pulse laser technologies and applications. Ultrashort pulse lasers are used for surface treatment applications, laser cutting, drilling and marking. The technology has revolutionised industrial processes enabling precision work on a micro level and leaving no collateral damage and post-processing steps. As a consequence ultrashort pulse lasers have already become essential for manufacturing processes in the automotive, medical device and consumer electronics industries.

www.ukpl-technologie.de/netzwerk

Our thanks

The first 15 years of the PicoLAS GmbH have been a great experience. We look forward to many more years and would like to thank our suppliers, business partners, employees, and of course our customers for the great time. Working with you is a great pleasure for us!