Multiphoton Optics closes production agreement with nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH

December 16, 2019

Nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH (nanoplus) from Gerbrunn and Multiphoton Optics GmbH from Würzburg closed a production agreement to produce miniaturized optics on laser sources for IR sensor technology using MPO technology. This is the first time that the two-photon polymerization (2PP) process of pioneer MPO is used worldwide for the industrial production of miniaturized components in a pay-per-use model.

Dr. Ruth Houbertz, CEO & Managing Director of Multiphoton Optics GmbH, and Dr. Johannes Koeth, CEO of nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH, closed the agreement to manufacture laser sources with microoptics (as pictured bottom middle).

The lasers manufactured by nanoplus are used for high-precision measurements in industry and research. In the market for infrared sensors, the manufacturers of the sensors so far had the problem that they had to perform complex packaging and alignment steps. This increases the production costs and prevents miniaturized sensors required by the market. Multiphoton Optics’ High Precision 3D Printing process, also known as 3D Lithography or Direct Laser Writing, additively manufactures the required microoptics directly onto the laser facets.

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