Invention of the quantum cascade laser
First demonstration of the quantum cascade laser by Jerome Faist, Federico Capasso, Deborah Sivco, Carlo Sirtori, Albert Hutchinson, and Alfred Cho at Bell Laboratories in 1994.
Invention of the terahertz quantum cascade laser
First demonstration of the terahertz quantum cascade laser by Köhler et al. at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, in a collaboration with Cambridge University.
Creation of the Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantique of the Paris Diderot University
Soon after Carlo Sirtori, co-inventor of the QCL back in 1994, pursue his research on this technology in the newly created laboratory.
PhD defence of Pierre Gellie
Pierre Gellie defends successfully his thesis on the topic of “Active mode-locking and control of the spectral properties of terahertz quantum cascade lasers”
Creation of Lytid
Lytid was co-funded by Pierre Gellie and Jean-Charles Roche as a company dedicated to develop and commercialise terahertz sources based on quantum cascade laser technology.
Lytid wins a Prism Award for its TeraCascade system
Also known as the Oscar of Photonics, the Prism Award for Photonics Innovation is the most prestigious award in the photonics industry. The ceremony took place during the SPIE Photonics West 2016 conference in San Francisco. TeraCascade won in the category “Scientific Lasers”
Lytid launches new technologies
Lytid continues its development by using its knowhow in different field of photonics.