Amplitude acquires fellow ultrafast laser technology firm Fastlite

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The two firms have long-established ties and have worked together to bring advanced ultrafast technology to the market. (Image: Shutterstock/Natee Meepian)

Ultrafast laser manufactuer Amplitude has announces its acquisition of Fastlite, a French high-technology company specialising in ultrafast pulse shaping, characterisation, and optical parametric amplifiers.

The acquisition is expected to be completed in early 2023, pending regulatory consultations and approvals.

Amplitude and Fastlite have long-established ties and have worked together to bring advanced ultrafast technology to the market.

”We have worked with the Fastlite team for many years, and it is an honor to have them join the Amplitude family. The complementary expertise of the two companies will enable Amplitude to design and manufacture the next generation of ultrafast lasers.” says Eric Mottay, President and CEO of Amplitude

Fastlite specialises in ultrafast scientific instrumentation and since 2016 has developed customised ultrafast laser sources based on Ytterbium-pumped Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplifiers. 

“Fastlite shares the same passion for ultrafast laser technology as Amplitude, and I am looking forward to our teams working together. Amplitude’s world largest ultrafast laser portfolio constitutes an invaluable asset towards the offering of Ytterbium pumped OPA and OPCPA products and solutions.” explains Pascal Tournois, CEO of Fastlite.

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