"Calmar's products have continued to perform well, even after several years, and are much lower maintenance than our other mode-locked lasers"

David J. McCormick
Tektronix

About Us

Calmar's vision is to be the world leader in supplying robust, compact, picosecond and femtosecond fiber laser solutions for OEM, industrial, medical, and scientific applications by using its unique innovative laser technology and strong customer commitment.

Established in 1996, Calmar’s first generation of picosecond and femtosecond fiber laser products was targeted for test equipment in the demanding world of telecom. This provided an important foundation for today’s organization in establishing a culture where an intimate understanding of our customer needs is key and delivering on a promise of product performance, quality, and reliability is the ultimate measure of our success. Currently, we are shipping OEM femtosecond and picosecond fiber laser modules and systems to a global customer base. Our intrinsic designs ensure reproducibility and consistency in a volume-based manufacturing process to deliver unmatched product quality with stable, maintenance-free operation.

With their ease of use, superior performance, and compact reliable design, fiber lasers have enjoyed explosive growth over the past several years and gained significant market share in a wide array of industrial laser applications. Ultrafast fiber laser technology is now poised to be the catalyst that stimulates the next stage of growth. With over 18 years of extensive picosecond and femtosecond fiber laser expertise, Calmar is perfectly positioned to be a leader in the field. Calmar intends to expand its business through serving OEM customers in the medical and industrial markets, while continuing to support the research community with leading edge products.

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Calmar has attracted and developed a distinguished team of professionals. Our people are the company’s most valuable asset and provide us with a compelling competitive edge. Our world-class optical fiber laser engineers, prominent RF and electronics experts, and an insightful applications team work closely with our customers to provide creative optoelectronic solutions that set us apart from our competitors. Calmar has more than 13 US patents issued and several pending.

Ultrafast fiber laser is our key technology. Our existing products include:

  • High pulse energy (20 µJ) Fiber Laser Chirped Pulse Amplifier based femtosecond lasers(Cazadero)
  • Passively mode-locked femtosecond fiber laser modules and systems (Mendocino)
    • Includes high quality 780 nm laser modules with wide range of power output, up to 500 mW
  • Actively mode-locked picosecond fiber lasers (Eureka)
  • Optical fiber amplifiers

Our products are widely used in a wide variety of markets and applications, such as:

  • Biomedical applications
  • Ophthalmology
  • Microelectronics processing
  • Solar cell manufacturing
  • Telecommunications
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Multi-photon microscopy
  • Optical sampling
  • Precision materials processing
  • Inspection
  • Quality Control
  • Security
  • Defense
  • Optical network characterization

Address: 951 Commercial Street, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

Phone: +1 650.272.6980

Sales: +1 650.272.6980 x 110

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