Frequency-conversion units: from academic excellence to a market product
|Coordinator||Tailored Photons AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||March 2017 - July 2017|
|Call||Innovativa startups fas 1 Våren 2017|
Purpose and goal
Tailored Photons is a spin-off company from KTH that supplies highly-efficient frequency conversion units based on engineered nonlinear optical crystals both for new and traditional laser markets. In this project we have developed cost-effective production protocols that makes our products price-competitive. We have also increased our visibility and secured our position in the market by participating in the largest laser fair in Europe and by collaborating with large players in the market.
Expected results and effects
We have now a cost-effective and flexible production protocol to meet both the needs of large-production demands and to be able to adapt the production to the very different needs of different customers. A prove of that is that we have been able to sell our first units. Moreover, we have established agreements and strong contacts with partners and customers that have helped to secure our position in the market. The insights gained at the laser fair, has helped us to identify the strategic road map for further developing our product portfolio
Planned approach and implementation
WP1. Scalable-production protocols. We have successfully developed a production protocol that is flexible, compatible with large-production, and cost-effective. WP2. Marketing. The participation in the Laser World of Photonics 2017 fair in Munich has created the desired visibility and has allowed as to reach to new potential customers. We have agreements with strategic partners and new orders are on the way.