The combination of light (Finnish: VALO) and innovations is the basis of our passion and represents the basic idea of our company.
Dr. Oliver Prochnow
Managing Director (CEO) and Founder
Dr. Oliver Prochnow has more than 12 years of experience in the field of ultrafast fiber lasers and amplifiers. In 2009, he completed his PhD, at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. in the „Ultrafast Photonics Group“. During his PhD, he built several types of ultrafast fiber lasers and amplifiers and investigated the noise characteristics.
From 2010 Oliver, became the Director of Research and Development at Venteon Laser Technologies – A Laser Quantum Company. He was responsible for the development of fiber amplifier technologies, which led to the creation and build of the first commercial Optical Parametrical Chirped Pulse Amplifier (OPCPA) system on the market.
In April 2018 Oliver and Alex founded VALO Innovations GmbH to develop innovative fiber technologies and make them available on the market.
Technical Director (CTO) and Founder
Alexander Pape has more than 5 years of experience in the field of ultrafast lasers. Alex completed his Master of Science (Physics) at the Institute of Quantum Optics, Leibniz University in Hannover, 2015. His projects focused on controlling rogue waves in photonic crystal fibers with the use of an Optical Parametrical Chirped Pulse Amplifier (OPCPA).
In 2015, Alex became Product Manager at Venteon Laser Technologies – A Laser Quantum Company. He was responsible for building, installing, servicing and the development of the OPCPA systems. In addition, he was significantly involved in the research for fiber technology development.
In April 2018 Alex and Oliver founded VALO Innovations GmbH to develop innovative fiber technologies and make them available on the market.