Rostec and RAS to Create Unique Lasers for Medical and Detection Systems


Rostec and RAS to Create Unique Lasers for Medical and Detection Systems

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Shvabe Holding, Rostec State Corporation, and the Russian Academy of Sciences are focused on creation of quantum-cascade lasers. Due to their ability to detect and quantify chemicals, next generation emitters may be used in advanced diagnostic systems, detection equipment, environmental monitoring, space research, etc. 

Mid-, long-wavelength and terahertz quantum-cascade lasers can, in particular, considerably improve the performance of detection systems, spectroscopy, gas analysis, visualization and remote probing techniques as well as food quality control. 

“Such advanced technologies help doctors to identify the markers of various socially significant diseases. Or they may be used for astronomy experiments such as study of atomic oxygen content in interstellar space. Quantum-cascade lasers have an extremely wide range of applications. Cooperation with RAS in the field of unique emitters will also promote the development of equipment for gas and oil sector, environmental control, astronomy, biology, and other industrial and research areas,” said Oleg Evtushenko, Industrial Director of Rostec.  

A leading Russian quantum electronics center – Polyus Research Institute named after M.F. Stelmakh as part of Shvabe Holding – is involved in the research. The institute’s researchers are making vigorous efforts to create quantum-cascade lasers in various wavelength ranges.