NKT Photonics licenses photonic crystal fibre technology

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NKT Photonics has licensed parts of its Photonic Crystal Fibre (PCF) technology to University of Bath spin out company GLOphotonics.

NKT Photonics’ technology, originally developed at the University of Bath and the Technical University of Denmark, is used for supercontinuum lasers, high power pulsed fibre lasers and fibre gyros. GLOPhotonics, now located in Limoges, France produces Photonic Microcells (PMC), which are gas-filled hollow core fibres and were developed at the University of Bath.

Jakob Skov, NKT Photonics chief executive officer, said: ‘The PCF technology is a unique platform that can be taken in many different directions. Thus we want to make sure that others can benefit from the technology and their innovative ideas by licensing the technology from us.’

Combining PMC with PCF GLOPhotonics expect to be able to open up new applications and new wavelengths for lasers and laser devices.