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04/16/2013

VU University and Radiant Dyes sign agreement for unique laser system

The exclusive license agreement enables the German company to produce and market a narrow-band, tunable, pulsed titanium: sapphire laser system.

VU University Amsterdam Department of Physics and Astronomy and Radiant Dyes Laser Accessories GmbH of Wermelskirchen, Germany, have signed an exclusive, world wide license agreement enabling the German company to produce and market a narrow-band, tunable, pulsed titanium: sapphire laser system developed by VU University for use in high-resolution spectroscopy.

The invention of the laser was done by Sandro Hannemann (former FOM-promovendus), Eric-Jan van Duijn and Wim Ubachs. The new design for a laser, now licensed by the company Radiant Dyes Laser Accessories GmbH was published originally in the Review of Scientific Instruments, as
S. Hannemann, E.-J. van Duijn, W. Ubachs
A narrow-band injection-seeded pulsed titanium:sapphire oscillator-amplifier system with on-line chirp analysis for high-resolution spectroscopy
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78 (2007) 103102

Radiant Dye Laser
On the picture Nigel Wagstaff (TTO), Steven Tan (TTO), Wim Ubachs(VU-physics) and Dieter Mullenmeister (Director of Radiant Dyes) after signing the agreement.

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