Femtosecond lasers unlocked many possibilities regarding application including particule acceleration. As the particule will have to be accelerated into the laser beam, the peak intensity needed to perform such application is so high picosecond and nanosecond lasers could not reach it, having too long a pulselength. Particule acceleration can be used ultimely to offer better cancer treatment, or perform more fundamental particule researchs.
The femtosecond laser therefore becomes an alternative to costly solutions that are traditionnal particule accelerators, offering to scientists a compact solutions to perform their experiments. And it’s by being partners with scientific laboratories or by taking part in projects such as the DRACO laser in Dresde or the HIBEF laser project in Hamburg that Amplitude can nurture a culture of being at the forefront of technology and knowledge and understanding what the scientific world needs.
It allowed us to build lasers offering that combination needed of well-controlled optical ultrafast pulses and high peak power in a compact and reliable platform. Our mastery of contrast with add-ons such as the Sequoia has cimented our leadership on the subject.