Since over 10 years the Class 5 Photonics team builds robust optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers (OPCPA) which already won several awards for their high performance.
Move to new headquarter at DESY campus.
Launch of Supernova OPCPA and Supernova IR OPCPA.
Launch of White Dwarf IR OPCPA.
First delivery of a White Dwarf dual OPCPA to life-science customer.
First customer contracts.
Winner of the OptecNet Photonics Award (StartUp Challenge).
Class 5 Photonics was founded as a spin-off company of the German particle accelerator facility Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrontron DESY in Hamburg and launched the first product (White Dwarf OPCPA).
First demonstration of a 112 W burst-mode OPCPA system for the Free-Electron Laser FLASH at DESY.
First demonstration of a 60 kHz repetition rate sub-10 fs, OPCPA with 2 W average power and 3 GW peak power in collaboration with the Institute of Applied Physics in Jena.
Helmholtz Young Investigator Group for high power laser development at DESY founded. The group leader, Dr. Franz Tavella, and his group members are the later founding team of Class 5 Photonics.