Our mission and values
Our mission at Class 5 Photonics is to deliver ultrafast, high-power laser systems and EUV technology at outstanding performance to advance the research and science of our customers.
Our growth story
Class 5 Photonics continues to grow and has now 14 full time employees.
Growing and moving again - now to the DESY Innovation Village.
WINNER OF SPIE PRISM AWARDS (LASERS)
WINNER OF LASERFOCUSWORLD INNOVATORS AWARD GOLD
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.