nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH, Germany, is an ISO 9001:14001 certified supplier of semiconductor devices and one of the leading manufacturers of lasers for gas sensing applications.
The success of nanoplus is based on a unique and patented concept for the fabrication of DFB laser sources.
nanoplus is a SME and was founded in 1998 as a spin off from Würzburg University. The following overview quickly outlines the history of nanoplus:
One of the leading manufacturers of laser sources for gas sensing
Within less than 20 years nanoplus has become the worldwide no. 1 for DFB laser sources in the gas sensing business. We are the key supplier for the top equipment manufacturers in the gas sensing industry.
continuous-wave Quantum Cascade Lasers from 6 µm - 11 µm
cw MIR LEDs (also known as ICLED) and DFB ICLs up to 6.5 µm
Superluminescent Diodes (SLD) from 760 nm to 2900 nm
High-Power Fabry-Pérot Lasers up to 1 W
cw MIR-LEDs in the 3 µm to 5 µm range
nanoplus opens US subsidiary in Boulder, Colorado
nanoplus America, Inc.
Compact collimation module and point gas sensor module for OEM applications
ICL performance records: including shortest (2.7 µm) and longest (5.2 µm) DFB emission wavelength
Second clean room facilities in Meiningen completed
First ICL DFB devices made commercially available, licence agreement with U.S. NRL
DFB laser diodes for Cs clock applications at 852 nm and 894 nm
with 100 mW output power and linewidth < 1 MHz demonstrated
Longest wavelength GaSb based DFB devices at 2.9 µm
New production facility in Meiningen
Space-qualified 2.7 µm laser diode package for NASA Mars Science Laboratory mission
Demonstration of temperature insensitive 1.3 µm Quantum Dot DFB lasers for 10 GBit/s transmission
Widely tunable QCLs at 10.7 µm demonstrated
Long wavelength GaSb based DFB devices at 2740 nm
Long wavelength GaSb based DFB devices at 2330 nm
1310 nm DFB emission demonstrated based on quantum dot active material
Start of device production at production facility in Gerbrunn
First 250 m2 clean room facility established including complete process line for laser fabrication and corresponding device characterization
First commercial single mode laser based on metal grating concept
Foundation of nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH
Starting point: license agreement for laterally coupled DFB lasers
Since then: continuous upgrade in equipment and products