OCT Swept Source product Caliper targeting biometry in connection with cataract surgery

OCTLIGHT ApS announces that it will release its first product Caliper at the SPIE Photonics West 2019 Exhibition at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, US, February 5th. Caliper is an OCT swept source with application in 3D measurements of the eye geometry – so-called biometry – which finds its use in the treatment of cataract.

OEM samples will be available 2019 to meet demand for VCSEL based OCT Swept Source

The release of the Caliper product follows years of testing prototypes with potential customers within Ophthalmology. OCTLIGHT is currently ramping up its in-house VCSEL production to meet the anticipated volumes and scaling the organization accordingly.

There is currently a rapidly increasing interest in VCSELs for 3D imaging due to their mass manufacturability and unique properties of truly single-mode lasing, enabling fast and long coherence length wavelength sweep.

OCTLIGHT will make OEM samples available for customer testing and evaluation during 2019 in advance of planned production ramp-up and building its quality assurance system. The OEM samples will be available as stand-alone units and with turn-key benchtop enclosure.

Find the Press Release on Optics.org

For more information, meet us at Booth 5675 at the Photonics West 2019 Exhibition. Entry is free of charge!

Alternatively, contact CEO Thor Ansbaek: thor@octlight.com

OCTLIGHT ApS – Established in 2014. Headquarter in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. Development and sales of VCSEL enabled swept source technology for Optical Coherence Tomography.

We will be present at Photonics West 2019 February 5-7 in San Francisco, California, USA. We look forward to update current customers on our progress and meet new to discuss applications of our OCT Swept Source.

We will be showcasing at booth 5675. Locate us using the overview map.

Please fill out this contact form about your availability and we will return to you to schedule a meeting.

We will be present at The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting 2018 the 28-29th of October. Please contact us to hear more about the planned release of our OCT swept source for biometry and discuss your needs according to your product road map.

Finn Halken has been appointed Chairman of the Board of OCTLIGHT ApS. This further strengthens the commercial introduction of OCTLIGHT’s products to the Ophthalmology market.

As part of the Board of Directors, he brings key expertise in scaling manufacturing and global sales from his previous role as Group CEO/owner at Informationsteknik Scandinavia and CEO at Danish Interpretation Systems, which was acquired by Shure in 2011. Finn Halken will work closely together with CEO Thor Ansbæk in building  OCTLIGHT to meet the needs of system integrators in industries with high quality requirements, such as the ophthalmic device industry.

Finn Halken succeeds Bent Bischoff, who has had a pivotal role in the spin-out of OCTLIGHT’s core technology from The Technical University of Denmark. OCTLIGHT is grateful for his professional role in developing OCTLIGHT to its current state, with funding secured and OCT Swept Source ready for market introduction.

We will be present at The 36th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) the 22-23rd of September. Please contact us to hear more about the planned release of our OCT swept source for biometry and discuss your needs according to your product road map.

OCTLIGHT secures funding years ahead upon successful reaching key milestone

OCTLIGHT ApS announces that it has closed an investment round following the successful completion of milestones towards commercializing OCT swept source modules. The funding, which was closed according to plan, will cover the activities of OCTLIGHT over the coming years, focused on development of OCT swept source modules for Ophthalmology as the primary market.

Wavelength tuning range doubled to 52 nm showing path towards goal of 100 nm

OCTLIGHT has achieved significant milestones towards bringing OCT swept source modules to market. The development of the core VCSEL technology continues, with 52 nm wavelength tuning range being achieved so far, and material optimizations underway to increase the wavelength tuning range beyond 100 nm.

The focus of OCTLIGHT will be on preparing for production of OCT swept source modules for biometry, and development of the VCSEL technology to demonstrate OCT swept source modules for retinal imaging with 100 nm tuning range. OCTLIGHT has started a reliability test program on the OCT swept source module for biometry, to document that OCTLIGHT VCSEL technology delivers the same reliability as well-established InGaAs VCSEL technology.

The near term goal will be to bring a OCT swept source for biometry to market

CEO Thor Ansbæk comments on the funding round: “The closing of this funding round is a significant milestone in the history of OCTLIGHT and underlines our investors’ trust in the technology and commercial potential. Following the spin-out from The Technical University of Denmark we have built a world-class team that have reached key development milestones. We will continue our test activities our customers and start the demonstration of reliability and production capacity.

Read the coverage of the press release on octnews.org

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OCTLIGHT ApS – Established in 2014. Headquarter in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. Development and sales of VCSEL enabled swept source technology for Optical Coherence Tomography.

Contact CEO Thor Ansbaek thor@octlight.com

OCTLIGHT has built its first prototype for biometry of the eye, which will enable an increase in speed and resolution. The prototype runs at 2-50 kHz with 20 nm tuning range and 10 mW output power.

According to CEO, Thor Ansbæk, “We are very pleased with this first step in the direction of providing an OCT swept source for biometry for the improvement of cataract eye surgery. Having recently demonstrated >50 nm tuning range and 50 kHz sweep rate, we believe this product is highly promising for the next generation of OCT biometry products.”

The prototype has been developed as part of a public funded project supported by The Market Development Fund. According to MD Thomas K. Olsen, “Cataract operations are among the most commonly done surgical operations in the world, and have evolved into a very effective and low-risk procedure. From a precise measurement and calculation of the lens requirements the patient can be relieved from using spectacles.”

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Read the coverage of the press release on optics.org photonics.com

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OCTLIGHT ApS – Established in 2014. Headquarter in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. Development and sales of VCSEL enabled swept source technology for Optical Coherence Tomography.

Contact CEO Thor Ansbaek thor@octlight.com

OCTLIGHT is commercializing an OCT Swept Source based on VCSEL technology, which provide superior performance in terms of size, spectral quality and wavelength tuning speed. A limitation of the VCSEL technology is that the output power from the VCSEL is around 1 mW while many applications require 15 mW or more. The output power can be amplified using a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). The Actphast project together with research institute VTT will aim at developing a cost-efficient solution with a free-space optical coupling of the VCSEL and SOA. Following the project completion the results will be transferred to OCTLIGHT packaging partners such that current packaging methods can be optimized for a superior performance at a competitive cost.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 619205.

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OCTLIGHT is honored to have been selected as one of the beneficiaries of the Eurostars™ programme in cut off 7 with the project “BLINK”. Read the official press release from Eurostars here.

The BLINK project which is coordinated by OCTLIGHT is one of the 119 new research and development projects selected for funding by Eurostars – a programme sponsored by EUREKA member countries and the European Commission. Together with our partners Region Hovedstaden and Optolab from the Bern University of Applied Sciences the aim is to demonstrate OCT imaging with an innovative and affordable Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Engine that is capable of generating wide field 3D OCT images.

We will be present at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017 in Munich, Germany. We will be there Tuesday, June 27, and would love to tell you about our development process and discuss your needs according to your product road map.

Please contact us and we will return to you to schedule a meeting.