Lithuania in the News
6th February 2011
Lithuanian Laser Wins Prestigious Award for World’s Best Scientific Laser
Kæstutis Jasiûnas, CEO of “Ekspla”
(second from left) receiving the Prism Award.
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The Lithuanian laser manufacturer “Ekspla” has just been announced as the winner of the 2011 Prism Award for Photonics Innovation in the scientific laser category for its NT200 series nanosecond tunable wavelength lasers. The award was made during the SPIE Photonics West Conference in San Francisco January 26, 2011 by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Laurin Publishing, publisher of Photonics Media. The prestigious Prism Awards is an international competition that recognises innovative products at the forefront of photonics. This year there were 27 finalists competing in 9 categories. No other company from Eastern or Central Europe, apart from “Ekspla”, has so far even made the finalists list for the Prism Awards.
One of the NT200 series “Ekspla” lasers.
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“Ekspla” is a leading laser manufacturer in Lithuania, based in Vilnius. It exports over 90% of its products outside Lithuania to 40 countries in the world. “Ekspla” has captured more than half of the world’s market in scientific picosecond lasers. Its customers are leading universities, research institutions and industrial establishments. “Ekspla” is a good example of Lithuania’s world class expertise in laser technology.

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