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Attocube is market leader in the development of low temperature measurement systems used in material science and fundamental research. Its cutting-edge research cryostats offer unmatched and proven low mechanical vibrations, unprecedented low acoustic noise levels, and exceptional temperature stability. attocube’s latest innovation – the attoDRY800 - is the world’s first cryo-optical table with integrated cold breadboard platform and offers unprecedented freedom for any optical experiment requiring cryogenic temperatures. Nano-precise positioning systems and interferometric sensor solutions complete the product portfolio.


M Squared Lasers


M Squared is a photonics technology company. We not only design and manufacture advanced laser systems; we actively collaborate with research institutions and industries around the world to develop novel photonics applications in the fields of quantum technology, biophotonics and chemical sensing. We are dedicated to helping develop the technology of the future, the technology that can make a positive difference to our world.

Our award-winning laser platforms supply some of the world's leading institutions and are critical enablers in fundamental physics research. These platforms have supported a number of world firsts including the first demonstration of ‘teleportation’ and the first stable ultra-cold molecules. Meanwhile, our dedicated innovation group develops technology in-house and also partners with key customers to take new technologies out of the lab and into the real world.

Since starting out in 2006, M Squared’s name has been associated with innovation and technology disruption. We won the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, a 2015 Institute of Physics Innovation Award, we’ve been selected by Bloomberg as one of its Business Innovators for 2016, listed in the 2016 Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100, and we’ve just been shortlisted at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards in the Innovation category.

M Squared is a global business with offices in the UK, Europe and USA. With a turnover exceeding £10 million, and a 40% annual growth rate, the company is growing fast, employing more than 85 talented and passionate scientists, engineers and commercial staff around the world.


Oxford Instruments 


Oxford Instruments NanoScience designs, supplies and supports market-leading research tools that enable quantum technologies, new materials and device development in the physical sciences. Our tools support research down to the atomic scale through creation of high performance, cryogen free low temperature and magnetic environments, based upon our core technologies in low and ultra low temperatures, high magnetic fields and system integration, with ever-increasing levels of experimental and measurement readiness. Oxford Instruments NanoScience is a part of the Oxford Instruments plc group.



Photonic Solutions 


Photonic Solutions are the exclusive distributor for over 30 of the World's premier manufacturers of lasers, spectrometers, detectors and related systems and are now regarded as Europe’s leading supplier of optoelectronics components to the photonics market. Our aim is not to work simply as a distributor, but as a technical solutions provider who works hand in hand with customers. Our product portfolio is extensive, offering a wide range of laser systems, spectroscopy instrumentation and detectors that can support and enable the quantum technologies research community.
Photonic Solutions laser portfolio offers lasers from <200nm to 20microns tunability via OPOs, OPAs and Dye lasers. For femtosecond, picosecond and nanosecond pulse duration we have solutions from Menlo, Spark Lasers, Light Conversions, APE etc and for CW, ultra-narrow linewidth, single frequency fiber lasers we offer the Koheras fiber lasers from NKT Photonics and the EYLSA fiber lasers from Quantel. We will be showcasing both these narrow linewidth fiber laser systems which we see readily deployed within the Atomic and Quantum Physics communities where, of particular note, is their use for atom-cooling experiments working towards developments of quantum gravity sensors, gradiometers and magnetometers. Our spectroscopy instrumentation portfolio includes single photon detection systems based on TCSPC techniques (Becker & Hickl) and single-photon counters (ID Quantique) which together offer the very best in timing resolution and stability, making them ideally suited to time-resolved spectroscopy and experiments in quantum-key distribution. For the best solution in Optical Frequency Combs we offer Menlo’s unique frequency comb solutions which combine accuracy and reliability with lowest phase noise in a turn-key solution which is ideal for any application.



Toptica Photonics


TOPTICA provides complete systems and components for both time-domain and frequency-domain terahertz generation. For time-domain applications, the TeraFlash sets new standards in terms of dynamic range, bandwidth and measurement speed. Combining TOPTICA’s FemtoFiber smart laser technology with state-of-the-art InGaAs antennas, the system achieves a peak dynamic range of more than 90 dB and a bandwidth greater than 5 THz.

For researchers working with GaAs-based photoconductive switches or with organic-crystal emitters, TOPTICA offers a variety of ultrafast fiber lasers, all of which come with superior specifications. Owing to the use of robust saturable absorber mirror technology for mode-locking, all lasers offer turnkey operation and do not require any mechanical alignment.

For frequency-domain terahertz spectroscopy, TOPTICA offers two "TopSeller" systems – TeraScan 1550 and TeraScan 780. Based on precisely tunable DFB lasers, digital control electronics, and latest InGaAs and InGaAs photomixer technology, the TeraScan systems combine ease of use with best-in-class specifications.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline extended:
    25 November 2016
  • Early registration deadline:
    7 December 2016
  • Registration deadline:
    4 January 2017