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K2 Photonics - enabling next generation industrial part inspection


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Données de projet

  • Numéro du projet: GRS-062/23 
  • Subside accordé: CHF 150'000 
  • Consentement: 31.10.2023 
  • Durée: 03.2024 - 05.2025 
  • Champs d'activité:  InnoBooster, seit 2018

Direction du projet

Description du projet

Optical frequency combs, renowned for their precision, are typically confined to laboratories due to their complexity and cost. K2 Photonics aims to democratize this technology by offering compact and affordable high-performance frequency comb solutions. With applications in semiconductors, automotive, aerospace, and other areas, K2 Photonics aims to empower industries to apply the transformative optical frequency comb technology to real-world settings. The project mission is to develop high-production volume compatible, cost-effective, yet high-performance dual-optical frequency comb engine which will be used for creating ultra-precise 3D profiles of industrial parts, inspecting thicknesses of functional coatings, semiconductor microchips, and even gas compositions in the air.

Etat/résultats intermédiaires

Recently established and recognized as an official ETH Spin-off, K2 Photonics has started initial commercial operations. Early business development activities have indicated demand for the technology; however, market penetration necessitates key development steps: miniaturization and production cost optimization. These improvements are critical to fostering the widespread adoption of frequency comb technology. The support from InnoBooster is pivotal in bridging this gap. It specifically targets enhancing the scalability of our technology, a vital step toward realizing its full market potential.


Personnes participant au projet

Justinas Pupeikis, ETH, CEO and founder
Benjamin Willenberg, ETH, CTO and founder
Lukas Lang, ETH, Head of Hardware and founder
Ursula Keller, ETH, academic host and founder

Dernière mise à jour de cette présentation du projet  05.03.2024