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Peter A Walker

Scottish laser firm targets Japan

Laser manufacturer Chromacity has signed an agreement with MSH Systems to supply and distribute its ultrashort pulse lasers in Japan.

Based in Tokyo, MSH Systems provides a range of optical components, lasers and spectroscopy equipment for industrial applications and academic institutes across Japan.

The collaboration will see MSH Systems promote Chromacity’s range of fixed wavelength femtosecond lasers and picosecond optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) for imaging and sensing applications.

The Edinburgh-based company's fixed wavelength systems provide efficient and reliable laser sources for the life science imaging community, while its OPO technology enables stand-off detection and spectroscopy techniques that can be used to identify and quantify chemical signatures within the atmosphere.

Scottish Enterprise has supported Chromacity since its formation as a university spin-out in 2013.

Through its international arm, Scottish Development International, it helped facilitate the company’s Japanese market entry via its global network, helping to identify photonics expertise such as the Japan Photonics Council and MSH Systems.

Victoria Carmichael, director of strategic investment at Scottish Enterprise, said: “The fact that Chromacity is now making significant in-roads in international markets is no surprise.

“We’ve long championed Chromacity as a company with excellent technological expertise and high growth potential – from its early days to our recent equity investment and via the invaluable support of our field colleagues in Asia.”

Chromacity’s collaboration with MSH Systems follows a recent supply and distribution deal with Photonteck in China.

Analysts predict that the ultrafast laser market in the Asia Pacific region is set to increase from $500m in 2021 to $1.2bn by 2028.

Shahida Imani, chief executive of Chromacity, and newly-appointed vice chair of the Photonics Leadership Group, said: “The Asia Pacific region presents a significant opportunity for our ultrashort pulse lasers.

“We know that major industrial players in Japan are interested in the reliability and tunable wavelengths of our systems, so establishing in-country relationships with key channel partners, like MSH Systems, is absolutely vital to our success in the region.”

Katsuo Morita, chief executive of MSH Systems, added: “The affordability of Chromacity’s plug and play optical parametric oscillators will help our customers to advance their research and develop industrial applications.”

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