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Femtoseconds

About us

LIGHT CONVERSION, founded in 1994 with roots at the Vilnius University Laser Research Center, is a pioneer in femtosecond optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) and Yb-based femtosecond laser sources. Currently, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of femtosecond lasers.

With proven competence in laser design and manufacturing, state-of-the-art R&D facilities, and close ties to research programs, LIGHT CONVERSION offers unique solutions for today’s industrial, scientific, and medical challenges. The reliability of our femtosecond lasers has been proven by hundreds of systems operating 24/7 for more than 10 years in the industrial market. Using our knowledge, experience, and highly motivated professional team, we focus on quality and customer satisfaction.

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Industrial

Automotive, consumer electronics, semiconductor, and other industries

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Scientific

Ultrafast spectroscopy, advanced microscopy, attosecond science, and more

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Medical

Ophthalmology

Numbers to highlight

LIGHT CONVERSION is a large company with extensive experience in femtosecond laser technology.

1994

Founded with roots at Vilnius University

> 5000

Femtosecond systems installed worldwide

6500

Square meters designated for manufacture and R&D

> 300

Employees, of whom
10% hold PhD degrees

Milestones in timeline

1994 – 2005

OPA Developer

1994 Founding of Light Conversion

1994 TOPAS – optical parametric amplifiers

1995 First worldwide distributor

2000 Service center in Japan

2005 Multiple partnerships as OEM supplier for TOPAS products

2006 – 2008

Building Femtosecond Product Portfolio

2006 PHAROS femtosecond lasers

2006 Sales and service center in the USA 

2007 FLINT femtosecond Yb oscillators

2008 ORPHEUS optical parametric amplifiers

2009 – 2013

Spectroscopy Systems and New Facilities

2012 HARPIA spectroscopy systems

2013 New > 3600 m2 facilities for R&D and production 

2013 CARBIDE femtosecond lasers

2014 – 2017

First OPCPA for ELI-ALPS

2016 LIGHT CONVERSION CHINA Office

2017 OPCPA for ELI-ALPS, 1st stage

2018 – 2020

Headquarters Expansion

2018 Headquarters expansion to > 6500 m2

2018 LIGHT CONVERSION SOUTH KOREA Office

2020 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards Platinum and Gold honoree

1994 – 2005

OPA Developer

1994 Founding of Light Conversion

1994 TOPAS – optical parametric amplifiers

1995 First worldwide distributor

2000 Service center in Japan

2005 Multiple partnerships as OEM supplier for TOPAS products

2006 – 2008

Building Femtosecond Product Portfolio

2006 PHAROS femtosecond lasers

2006 Sales and service center in the USA 

2007 FLINT femtosecond Yb oscillators

2008 ORPHEUS optical parametric amplifiers

2009 – 2013

Spectroscopy Systems and New Facilities

2012 HARPIA spectroscopy systems

2013 New > 3600 m2 facilities for R&D and production 

2013 CARBIDE femtosecond lasers

2014 – 2017

First OPCPA for ELI-ALPS

2016 LIGHT CONVERSION CHINA Office

2017 OPCPA for ELI-ALPS, 1st stage

2018 – 2020

Headquarters Expansion

2018 Headquarters expansion to > 6500 m2

2018 LIGHT CONVERSION SOUTH KOREA Office

2020 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards Platinum and Gold honoree

Sales and services location

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