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CLEO US 2016 / POSTDEADLINE paper   "7.7 dB/km losses in inhibited coupling hollow-core photonic crystal fibers"

GLO Photonics, and researchers from the GPPMM group of the University of Limoges have demonstrated this year the fabrication of record loss inhibited coupling hollow-core photonic crystal fibers with a value down to 7.7 dB/km at 780 nm.

These results have been presented as a Postdeadline paper of the CLEO US conference in San Jose.

F. Gérôme received "Jean Jerphagnon" award

Frédéric Gérôme, CNRS researcher in the GPPMM group at the research institute Xlim UMR CNRS / University of Limoges and co-founder of the GLOphotonics company, is the winner of the Jean Jerphagnon Prize 2015. He received this award the February 23, 2016 at the closing ceremony of "2015, Year of the Light in France" in the salons of the Paris City Hall. This award distinguishes scientific excellence at the heart of entrepreneurship and through that price, it is also the work of all team that has been rewarded.


GLOphotonics is proud to announce that its proprietary Kagome hollow fiber has been selected as the finalist in the 2016 Prism Awards. The Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation is a leading international competition that honours the best new photonic products on the market. The Prism Awards is considered to be the “Photonics Oscar” by OptecNet Deutschland, and celebrates the best of our industry. The winners will be announced at Photonics West 2016 in San Francisco on 17 February 2016.

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Jerome Alibert, CEO

CLEO US 2015 / POSTDEADLINE paper   "Milli-Joule energy-level comb and supercontinuum generation in atmospheric air-filled inhibited coupling Kagome fiber"

In a recent collaboration, GLO PhotonicsAmplitude Systemes, and researchers from the GPPMM group of the University of Limoges have demonstrated the generation of a ~1000 THz wide and 150 nJ/nm energy spectral-density supercontinuum, and a Raman comb wider than 300 THz in atmospheric air-confined in inhibited coupling Kagome fibers for the first time.

These results will be presented as a Postdeadline paper of the CLEO US conference in San Jose.

Sept 2014 / LASER FOCUS WORLD article

Seminal work on Inhibited Coupling guiding hollow-core photonic crystal fiber (IC HC-PCF) is highlighted on the cover of September issue of the international magazine LaserFocusWorld. The results of this work are summarised in a 5-pages scientific report that recounts the salient properties of the IC guidance mechanism, the sequence of the major achievements in hypocycloid (i.e. negative curvature) core Kagome HC-PCFs that led to several world-record transmission performances, and its application in high power ultra-fast lasers. In the editor letter it is stated that these results will "make the next generation of high-power, ultrafast fiber lasers" through the start-up GLOphotonics.

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The dramatic progress in power-scaling of ultra-short pulse (USP) lasers and their continuous expansion use in industrial applications call for flexible and robust beam delivery systemes over several meters. Until recently, the maximum USP energy level that could be guided in optical fibers was limited to nano-Joule for silica-core based optical fiber, and to a few micro-Joule for hollow-core photonic crystal fiber.

In a recent collaboration, which will be presented as a postdeadline paper during the upcoming CLEO Conference in San Jose, USA, GLO PhotonicsAmplitude Systemes, and researchers from the GPPMM group of the University of Limoges have demonstrated the delivery of milliJoule, 600 femtosecond pulses in a several meter long Kagome hollow-core-photonic-crystal-fibers, in robustly single-mode fashion. Self-compression to 50fs, and intensity-level of petawatt/cm2 were achieved.

Dec 2012 / NKT Photonics gives license to PCF technology.

Birkerød, Denmark December 14 2012, NKT Photonics, announces that it has licensed parts of its unique Photonic Crystal Fiber technology to GLOphotonics.