Nov 29, 2023
Superlight Photonics has developed a broadband-laser chip that can replace the bulky and power-hungry technology currently used in advanced imaging and metrology equipment.
The idea popped into his head while moving the remainder of his belongings from Germany to his new home in Enschede. During his PhD research at the Department of Ultrafast Dynamics at the Max Planck Institute of Multidisciplinary Sciences, Haider Zia became an expert in the field of ‘white’ lasers. As a post-doc at the University of Twente (UT), he continued manipulating photons, but this time they were confined to chips. Suddenly it dawned on him: he could combine his knowledge of both fields to create an on-chip broadband laser.