Femtosecond Pulse Shaping

BSI is Acquired by IPG Photonics

December 20, 2016

Effective Dec. 20, 2016, IPG Photonics Corporation has completed the acquisition of operating assets and intellectual property of Biophotonic Solutions Inc. (BSI), located in East Lansing, MI.

IPG will take over the existing customer relations, supplier interfaces, warranty obligations and certain other aspects of BSI’s business.

IPG is also hiring the existing employees of BSI and eventually will transfer them, as well as the BSI operation, to an IPG location in Massachusetts.

IPG Photonics Corporation is the world leader in high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers. Founded in 1990, IPG pioneered the development and commercialization of optical fiber-based lasers for use in diverse applications, primarily materials processing. For more information, please visit www.ipgphotonics.com.

BSI Founder to Teach a Short Course at CLEO 2016

June, 2016

Biophotonic Solutions Inc. (BSI) announces that company founder Dr. Marcos Dantus will teach a short course, entitled SC352 "Introduction to Ultrafast Pulse Shaping – Principles and Applications", on June 7, 2016. Read more.

Biophotonic Solutions Inc. to Introduce a New Pulse Shaper

"Biophotonic Solutions Inc. (BSI), the world leader in automated laser pulse compression, announces a new pulse shaping system, femtoJockD, to be added to the company's line of optical pulse shapers for ultrafast lasers. The femtoJock-D bridges the performance gap between the entry-level femtoJock line, which has relied on linear 128-pixel spatial light modulators (SLMs), and the popular MIIPS-HD system that uses 792×600 LCOS SLMs from Hamamatsu..." Read More.

BSI Founder to Present at Spectroscopic Imaging Workshop

"Biophotonic Solutions Inc. (BSI) announces that company founder Dr. Marcos Dantus will give an invited lecture at the upcoming 5th Summer Workshop on Spectroscopic Imaging. Scheduled for July 9, 2015, at Purdue University, Dr. Dantus' lecture will cover how to use broadband femtosecond laser pulses for improving biomedical imaging..." Read More.

BSI Founder to Present at 5th Summer Workshop on Spectroscopic Imaging

Prof. Marcos Dantus will give an invited talk, entitled "Adaptive Pulse-Shaping of Broadband Laser Pulses to Enhance Nonlinear Microscopies", at the 5th Summer Workshop on Spectroscopic Imaging. The workshop will take place at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) on July 9-10, 2015. The first day is dedicated to a symposium with presentations given by leaders and experts in the spectroscopic imaging field. The second day is scheduled for lab demonstrations and training. Learn More.

BSI Laser Pulse Shaping Technology Key in Spectroscopy Experiments at MSU

"MIIPS automated pulse compression and shaping technology is playing a key role in scientific experiments at Michigan State University (MSU), where researchers in the Dantus Research Group are using novel ultrafast laser-based spectroscopy techniques to investigate molecular dynamics. The researchers are probing solvent effects on the femtosecond dynamics of molecules, observations central to understanding light-initiated chemical reactions and biophysical processes..." Read More.

BSI Founder Dr. Marcos Dantus Named a Fellow of American Physical Society

"MSU chemistry professor Marcos Dantus has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Physical Society. Dantus was one of 18 members of the society's Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics honored. Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers. Dantus was recognized for his contributions to..." Read More.

BSI Founder Dr. Marcos Dantus Named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow

"A Michigan State University scientist focusing on laser research has earned a national honor for being a leader of innovation and invention. Marcos Dantus, MSU chemistry professor and founder of BioPhotonic Solutions, was named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow. He earned the award for his contributions to patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society, and..." Read More.

BSI Featured in BioPhotonics Magazine

November, 2014

BSI is proud to have authored the cover feature article of BioPhotonics magazine's September 2014 issue. Take a look.

BSI Founder Dr. Marcos Dantus to Present at OSA Frontiers in Optics

The company founder Dr. Marcos Dantus will give an invited presentation at The Optical Society's (OSA) upcoming Frontiers in Optics (FiO) conference. Scheduled for October 22, 2014, in Tucson, Arizona, Dr. Dantus talk will cover the Dantus Research Group's work on laser-based standoff detection of explosives. Learn More.

BSI Technology Used at ICFO in Barcelona to Study Photosynthesis

BSI technology was used in an advanced laser microscopy setup created by researchers at ICFO – the Institute of Photonic Sciences – in Barcelona, Spain, to study photosynthesis at the level of single molecules. The researchers observed energy transfer in single light-harvesting complexes, laying groundwork for understanding the role of quantum physics in nature's highly efficient and robust photosynthetic processes. Learn More.

BSI Founder's Laser Could 'Bomb-Proof' Airports

"Airport security is an essential, if unglamorous, part of air travel. We expect to arrive at our destination without incident, yet we resent it when we get mired in a long security line for the X-ray machine. That may all change soon, thanks to Marcos Dantus, a professor of chemistry, and his research team at Michigan State University. Deep within the bowels of the MSU's chemistry department, Dantus toils on a laser that could both streamline and embolden airport security..." Read More.

BSI Technology Used in Photosynthesis Experiments at the University of Chicago

"Biophotonic Solutions Inc. (BSI), the world leader in automated laser pulse compression, announces that its "MIIPS" laser pulse characterization and compression technology was used in a two-dimensional (2D) electronic spectroscopy setup for photosynthesis experiments by researchers at the University of Chicago (UChicago). The UChicago team aimed to reveal the quantum mechanical effects behind photosynthesis..." Read More.

BSI Introduces First Adaptively Self-Compressed Ultrashort Pulse Laser

"Biophotonic Solutions, Inc. (BSI), the world leader in automated pulse compression, is proud to introduce femtoAdaptiv™: the first ultrafast laser capable of adaptive pulse self-compression. The system is aimed at the high volume market for oscillators being used for..." Read More.

BSI Celebrates Outstanding Ultrafast Research During Photonics West

"During the upcoming Photonics West Conference in San Francisco, CA, Biophotonic Solutions, Inc. (BSI) will hold the 'Applications of Adaptive Optics in Ultrafast Research' reception to present awards for advances in Attosecond Science, Nonlinear Microscopy, and Micromachining using MIIPS®-optimized ultrashort pulses..." Read More.

BSI Receives 2012 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award

"The CLEO: 2012 co-sponsors (APS, IEEE Photonics Society, OSA) and Laser Focus World today announced BioPhotonic Solutions, Inc. as the winner of this year's CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award. The award recognizes the company "for the development of femtoAdaptiv™: the first ultrafast laser capable of..." Read More.

First Place Award in Emerging Company Category in GLEQ

"More than 200 Michigan-based entrepreneurial ventures were registered for the competition, which attracts a wide-range of innovation-base businesses in fields such as alternative energy, information technology and software, advanced manufacturing, homeland security, medical devices and life sciences. The competition's twice-annual, two-track program..." Read More.

BSI Among 53 Semi-Finalists of the Michigan Innovation Competition

"Semi-finalists have been selected for the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. The 53 semi-finalist companies will deliver their business pitches to investors on November 16-17 at the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Marriott at Eagle Crest for the chance and win cash and prizes. The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition will award..." Read More.

Moving Towards Lasers to Detect Roadside Bombs

September, 2011

"The desire to detect hazardous chemicals at standoff distances has led to the research and development of many laser based techniques with the hopes of immediate application to the areas of defense, national security and environmental disasters. Techniques based on fluorescence and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy have shown promise due to the reasonably strong signal generated, however, both suffer from low specificity and are ineffective in the presence of a complex background. The unique chemical “fingerprint” provided by a Raman spectrum gives this spectroscopy an advantage for positive chemical identification within a complex environment..." Read More.

BSI Honored as One of 2011 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch"

"BioPhotonic Solutions Inc. has been recognized as one of the 2011 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch," an awards program sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation and presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business..." Read More.

Painless Biopsies With Smart Lasers

"Using laser microscopes that deploy rapid, ultra-short pulses to identify molecules, doctors may soon have the tools to perform painless skin cancer biopsies..." Read More.

'Smart Lasers' in Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry

"Researchers at Michigan State University are working to develop laser microscopes that deliver rapid pulses to identify specific molecules. The smart laser technology ultimately could be used for a variety of medical applications and could lead to the development of medical devices that make biopsies noninvasive..." Read More.

Real-time Pulse Characterization and More

March, 2010

"The femtoFit from BioPhotonic Solutions is an ultrashort-pulse shaper that has three functions: accurate arbitrary pulse shaping, fast phase measurement and pulse compression to within 1% of the theoretical bandwidth limit..." Read More.

East Lansing Laser Co's New Headquarters Increases Space by 33 Percent

"BioPhotonic Solutions just opened its new headquarters in East Lansing, increasing its space from 1,200 square feet to 1,600 square feet. The laser development company was one of the City of East Lansing's first SmartZone businesses..." Read More.

Biophotonic Solutions of Okemos Taps Hot Global Laser Market

"MSU Professor of Chemistry Marco Dantus moved to Michigan from Mexico 14 years ago, and now he's heading up the development of laser technology that's being used all over the world. Dantus started his laser development company, Biophotonic Solutions, Inc., in 2003. Through Biophotonic, located in Okemos, he developed a method to allow very expensive lasers to be optimized by a computer..." Read More.

Smart Lasers Promise Technology, Jobs

"Lasers capable of everything from monitoring diseases to enhancing metabolic studies of drug interactions are the future of modern medicine and promise to draw high-tech jobs to Michigan. Michigan State University chemistry professor Marcos Dantus and colleagues Daniel Jones and Gavin Reid have developed lasers with..." Read More.

Mid-Michigan Small Business Wins Large Homeland Security Grant

"Biophotonic Solutions Inc. has received a $750,000 grant from the Department of Defense to develop technology born at Michigan State University to which will be used to shape laser pulse technology for the fast and accurate detection and identification of chemicals such as explosives and nerve agents..." Read More.