The benefits of the VALO -laser platform, in particular the ability to attain watt-level output power, with narrow-linewidth, and excellent beam quality in a broad wavelength range, are gaining interest for new applications. Significant R&D funding was secured to advance VEXLUM lasers as part of a new HORIZON project entitled Deep Ultraviolet Lasers for Quantum Technology (UVQuanT).

In this project, the VECSEL technology developed by VEXLUM is at the core of demonstrating new generation laser systems emitting in the UV and DUV region. In particular, the focus is on developing lower cost, more rugged and practical laser solutions for the 185 – 230 nm wavelength range. Furthermore, leading quantum technology teams at the, Fritz Haber Institute – Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, University of Bonn, University of Firenze, and Chalmers University will explore the use of the new laser platform for a variety of quantum technology applications.