Turning ideas into results
December 14, 2017

Two professors from Laval University’s Center for Optics, Photonics, Laser (COPL) receive a $125,000 grant for the development of new high-speed laser sources

SOVAR is proud to announce that professors Réal Vallée and Martin Bernier of the Center for Optics, Photonics and Laser (COPL) have received $125,000 through the Idea to Innovation grant program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). This funding will be used to develop new ultra-fast, tunable mid-infrared laser sources for remote sensing applications.

This laser technology will cover the wavelength region between 3 and 5 microns with unique characteristics for efficiently interacting with the vibration modes of most common molecules such as water, methane and carbon dioxide. The innovative laser sources to be developed will pave the way to several fields of applications, such as the environment, health, and defense and security.

SOVAR has been supporting this technology development project since May 2016.

For more information about the COPL: www.copl.ulaval.ca

Yves Matte
Director, Technology Development and Entrepreneurship
(418) 650-2829 | info@sovar.com