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PRISM AWARD Ceremony Video!

The video of our Co-Founder, Dr. Garrett Cole, giving his acceptance speech for the xtal mir™ product line at the 2017 PRISM Award Gala has just been released!

CMS was awarded the PRISM Award in the Category “Materials and Coatings” in January 2017 in San Francisco.

Check out Garrett’s acceptance speech here!

Check out the latest article about CMS in the May edition of Electro Optics Magazine!

Read the latest article about an exciting application of our crystalline coatings and their future in space. It was published in the May edition of Electro Optics magazine.

At the moment, our technology is still earth bound, but things might change in the course of the coming years. This article addresses the challenges of space-based optical coatings and their requirements for ultra-high quality mirrors.

CMS is currently working in a consortium led by Airbus and funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) on the implementation of crystalline coatings in space relevant applications. The ultimate goal of this project is to supply a robust and high-performance optical reference cavity for the construction of a near-infrared “optical local oscillator”.

You can find the full article here.

CMS on the the COVER of Compound Semiconductor!

We are very proud to be on the COVER of the May issue of Compound Semiconductor Magazine!

The article explains the advantages of crystalline coatings over state-of-the-art sputtered coatings and the newfound applications and possibilities with our groundbreaking technology.

Check out the full article here!

Meet us at Laser World of Photonics in Munich; 25-29th June, Booth #B1.619

The largest exhibition for the international photonics industry meets every second year in Munich, and we are excited to participate for the second time in June 2017. As we reflect on the current status of CMS when compared with our initial exhibit in Munich in 2015, we are extremely proud of our development over these last two years.

Since 2015, we have more than doubled in size and have significantly expanded our capabilities and product offerings. We have also been honored to receive a number of prestigious awards, with highlights including the Leibinger Innovation Award in 2016 and the 2017 Prism Award in the Materials and Coatings category for our low-loss mid-infrared coating technology. Continued technical progress has enabled unforeseen scientific advancements, with our xtal stable™ optics now capable of cavity finesse levels exceeding 300,000 in the near infrared and our mid-IR mirrors (xtal MIR™) enabling new discoveries in chemical kinetics. Our crystalline coatings can now achieve a reflectivity greater than 99.99% from 900-5000 nm on a variety of substrate materials, with coating diameters up to 20 cm and a radius of curvature as tight as 10 cm. These advanced optics are currently used by leading university groups, national laboratories, and industrial customers around the world.

During the exhibition from June 26th through 29th, we would like to invite you to visit us at our booth, #619 in hall B1, to explore the opportunities for developing cutting-edge optics for your application. We look forward to meeting you at this exciting exhibition. Please contact us to schedule discussions with Dr. Mark White, Business Development Manager, and our Co-Founder Dr. Garrett Cole.

Additionally, CMS is presenting or participating in four scientific talks during the week. Please see below for more detailed information.

Be sure to visit these talks:

Mid-Infrared Crystalline Mirrors with Ultralow Optical Losses
25th June, 16:30-16:45, Hall A3 Room “Newton 2” (A32)
Speaker: Christoph Deutsch (Crystalline Mirror Solutions)

High Finesse Semiconductor Supermirrors
29th June; 9:30-9:45, ICM ground floor Room 1
Speaker: Garrett Cole (Crystalline Mirror Solutions)

Peak-power Scaling of Femtosecond SESAM-modelocked Yb:Lu2O3 Thin-disk Lasers
26th June, 12:15-12:30, Hall B1 Room “Einstein” (B11)
Speaker: Ivan J. Graumann (Ultrafast Laser Physics, ETH Zurich)

Ultrastable Lasers Based on Low Thermal Noise Optical Resonators
29th June, 9:15-9:30, ICM Ground floor Room 1
Speaker: Thomas Legero (Physikalisch-technische Bundesanstalt, PTB)

Meet us at CLEO 2017 in San Jose I May 16-19th, Booth #1637

CMS is thrilled to once again be participating in the 2017 edition of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) at the San Jose Convention Center in downtown San Jose, California. During the conference we will be exhibiting at the CLEO:EXPO from May 16th to the 18th. Please visit us at booth #1637 to see our mirrors and hear why crystalline coatings are rapidly becoming the gold standard in optical interference coatings.

In addition to the display and booth, our very own Dr. Garrett Cole is co-organizing a special session on Thermal Noise in Precision Interferometry, to be held Friday, May 19th. This symposium aims to outline the state-of-the-art in the field, describing the impact of thermal noise processes on applications including quantum optomechanical systems, cavity QED experiments, narrow-linewidth lasers for optical clocks, and, most prominently, gravitational wave detector design. The symposium will serve to educate interested parties on the fundamental scientific aspects, as well as implications for advanced applications in precision metrology, outlining opportunities for materials scientists, physicists, and optical engineers interested in pursuing basic research efforts and the development of components and systems with reduced thermal noise.

Be sure to mark your calendar, and we look forward to meeting you!

Tecnet equity and I.E.C.T.-Hermann Hauser strengthen the investor circle led by the aws Gründerfonds

We are excited to announce an additional investment by Tecnet equity and I.E.C.T.-Hermann Hauser. Tecnet equity and I.E.C.T.-Hermann Hauser now supplement the already strong investor circle around the aws Gründerfonds, which led our Series A investment round in 2016. “With the help of our investors, we will be able to set up a research and production unit at the IST-Austria site in Klosterneuburg in Lower Austria and to enhance our international market access,” says Christian Pawlu, CEO of CMS. With access to state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities at IST, CMS is now finds itself in an ideal position for expansion of our production capabilities. “We are pleased to be part of the strong investor team that supports CMS in international growth”, said Doris Agneter, CEO of tecnet equity.

2017 Prism Award for xtal mir™

CMS is delighted that our xtal mir™ mid-IR semiconductor supermirrors have been selected as the winner of the 2017 Prism Award in the Materials + Coatings category.

This award, also known as the “Photonics Oscar,” was presented by SPIE & Photonics Media on February 1, 2017 in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco during a gala with all finalists and other industry members in attendance. The CMS team was thrilled to have been chosen as the winners in our category and are extremely proud of this recognition!

CMS sends our heartfelt congratulations to the other award winners and finalists from this outstanding event.

Our xtal mir product line stands alone as the only solution for ultrahigh reflectivity mirrors in the mid-infrared spectral region.

These mirrors were recently employed as key components of a groundbreaking experiment that unlocked the fundamental reaction kinetics of the deuterated hydroxyl molecule, OD, and carbon monoxide, CO. This work was published in the October 28, 2016 issue of Science.

Meet CMS at Photonics West in San Francisco, January 28 – February 2, 2017

We invite you to meet CMS at Photonics West in San Francisco. Hear about mid-IR research findings on Monday, and then visit the CMS team at Booth #2716 during the exhibition to discuss our rapidly evolving crystalline coating technology, performace, and product offerings. Co-founder and CTO Dr. Garrett Cole and the Head of R&D, Dr. Christoph Deutsch will be available for conversations.

On Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:45 am, please attend the presentation, “Mid-infrared crystalline supermirrors with ultralow optical absorption” given by the first-author Dr. Christoph Deutsch. The talk is located in room 133 (N. Exhibit Level) during Session 2 of Conference 10090, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIX.

We are availbale for discussions throughout the conference. Send us an email to make an appointment or come by our booth. We look forward to seeing you there.

Series A financing for CMS

Crystalline Mirror Solutions (CMS), the global leader of ultra-high reflecting and fundamentally low-noise crystalline supermirrors, announced Series A financing led by the Founders Fund (Gründerfonds) of the Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft (aws).

Dr. Christian Pawlu, CEO of CMS, said, “We are delighted to receive the distinction of being funded by the aws Founders Fund. Our technology pushes the boundaries of scientific research and enables innovative industrial advancements. The investment will be used to broaden R&D efforts and expand the production capabilities for our Semiconductor Supermirrors.”

The official aws announcement can be read in German here.

2017 Prism Awards finalist!

CMS is delighted that our xtal mir mid-IR supermirrors have been selected as one of three finalists in the Materials and Coatings category of the 2017 Prism Awards. This award will be presented by SPIE & Photonics Media on February 1, 2017 in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, California. A list of all finalists in all categories can be found at the Prism Awards website. The CMS team is extremely proud of this recognition!

Our xtal mir product line stands alone as the only solution for ultrahigh reflectivity mirrors in the mid-infrared spectral region. These mirrors were recently employed as key components of a groundbreaking experiment that unlocked the fundamental reaction kinetics of the deuterated hydroxyl molecule, OD, and carbon monoxide, CO. This work was published in the October 28, 2016 issue of Science.

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