The german company was founded in April 2018 by Dr. Oliver Prochnow and Alexander Pape. Due to the experience of the founders it can rely on more than 13 years of experience in the field of ultrafast, stable, robust and low noise femtosecond fiber laser systems.
Our company name represents exactly our philosophy:
The combination of light (finnish: VALO) and innovations – for femtosecond fiber laser technology.
– Creating new standards in ultrafast fiber laser technology –
Dr. Oliver Prochnow
Managing Director (CEO) and Co-Founder
Dr. Oliver Prochnow has more than 13 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 low noise fiber laser systems and amplifiers and investigated their noise characteristics.
From 2010 Oliver became the Director of Research and Development at Venteon Laser Technologies – A Laser Quantum Company.
In April 2018 he became CEO of VALO Innovations.
Technical Director (CTO) and Co-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 and was responsible for OPCPA products.
In April 2018 he became CTO of VALO Innovations.
Please visit us at SPIE BIOS Expo 2020 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, USA
February 01 – 02, 2020
Please visit us at SPIE Photonics West Expo 2020 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, USA
February 04 – 06, 2020
Please visit us at LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2020 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China
March 18 - 20, 2020
Please visit us at Focus on Microscopy 2020 at the Osaka International Convention Center in Osaka, Japan
April 05 – 08, 2020