ABOUT EXALOS AG

High-Performance Broadband Light Sources.
Made in Switzerland.

EXALOS AG is an industry-leading Swiss Photonics company that specializes in the development and manufacturing of high-end industrial light sources.

EXALOS SLEDs, Broadband Light Sources, SWEPT Lasers and Laser Diodes can be found in countless demanding applications around the world, from Fiber Optics Sensors and Medical Diagnostics to Air, Space, Land, Sea Navigation System, near-to-the-eye Augmented & Mixed Reality and new generation display solutions.

EXALOS AG is an industry-leading Swiss Photonics company that specializes in the development and manufacturing of high-end industrial light sources.

EXALOS SLEDs, Broadband Light Sources, SWEPT Lasers and Laser Diodes can be found in countless demanding applications around the world, from Fiber Optics Sensors and Medical Diagnostics to Air, Space, Land, Sea Navigation System, near-to-the-eye Augmented & Mixed Reality and new generation display solutions.

FFounded in 2003, EXALOS is a privately held, technology driven company, which focuses on the design, development, manufacturing and sales of advanced light source solutions based on Superluminescent Light Emitting Diodes (SLEDs) and External Cavity Tunable Lasers (Swept Sources).

In addition, the EXALOS product portfolio includes Driver Electronics, and Balanced Receivers which are complementary to our light source offerings. EXALOS has shipped more than 500,000 SLEDs since 2003. EXALOS products are used extensively in Medical and Industrial Imaging, Navigation, Optical Sensing, Metrology, and Scientific applications.

EXALOS AG has established strategic alliances with technological- and cost leadership partners, with the goal to provide customers with the optimum balance of price, time to market and performance for any given specification. This approach gives EXALOS the flexibility to develop devices as solutions tailored for particular customers and markets.

EXALOS has been ISO 9001 certified since 2004.

ADVANCED EXALOS APPLICATIONS
Optical
Coherence
Tomography
Fiber Optic Gyroscopes
for Air, Land, Sea Navigation
Head-up Displays
Fiber Sensing &
Structural Health Monitoring
Current Sensing
Defense Systems

EXALOS KEY MARKETS

Why choose EXALOS?

PROVEN TECHNOLOGY

Since 2003 Exalos has shipped more than 500,000 SLEDs ranging from 405 nm to 1700 nm. The core Exalos technology comes from work done at the ETH in Zurich and our predecessor company, Optospeed., in the late 1990s.

MARKET KNOWLEDGE
  • EXALOS is the leading SLED supplier to the Fiber Optic Gyroscope market for both Space and Land-based applications.
  • EXALOS has been a leading SLED supplier to the Optical Coherence Tomography market since the start of commercialization of this technology. EXALOS has worked with industry and academic leaders in the field to develop Swept Sources and Balanced Receivers for non-Ophthalmic OCT systems.
  • EXALOS is the leading supplier to the SLED-based Current Sensor market.
  • Based on EXALOS’s early involvement in each of these markets, we are very familiar with the key technical and quality requirements for these applications.
QUALIFIED PRODUCTS
EXALOS’ has qualified SLEDs for Space and other Military Applications. These qualifications include testing in accordance with MIL-STD-883 and Telcordia. In addition to the standard qualification tests, specific EXALOS’s SLEDs have successfully passed Gama-Radiation testing.
INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS /TECHNOLOGIES

EXALOS is continuously introducing innovative market-leading products:

  • EXALOS offers the widest range of visible SLEDs ( VISIIIBLES RGB ), including the world’s only BLUE and revolutionary GREEN SLEDs.
  • EXALOS offers hybrid-integrated Combi-SLEDs in a 14-pin BTF package with wide spectral width for high-resolution OCT.
  • EXALOS offers high-power and low-divergence MOPA device based on SLED+SOA configuration in a 14-pin BTF package.

EXALOS is providing advanced technologies to various traditional and emerging markets around the world.

ALL-NEW VISIIIBLES RGB

SPECKLE-FREE HIGH-PERFORMANCE SLEDS.

Made by EXALOS. Switzerland.

EXALOS CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Modeling & design of semiconductor devices (SLEDs, SOAs, LDs) from 390-2500 nm
    • Advanced epitaxy design (GaAs, InP, GaN)
    • Complete 3D device modeling
  • Epitaxy and Fabrication of GaN-based devices
  • Free-space optics design
  • Epitaxy and Fabrication of GaN-based devices
  • Micro-optical assembly and packaging
  • Low-noise and embedded electronics
  • OCT systems and real-time signal processing
  • Supply chain management
  • Fabless semiconductor manufacturing model

BUSINESS MODEL

EXALOS’s is using an outsourcing business model which is similar to that which many key players in the microcircuit market have successfully implemented. The proven system allows EXALOS to work with the Best-in-Class suppliers. By working with ISO-certified partners, EXALOS takes advantage of their experience and know-how as well as their economies of scale for raw materials.
All critical manufacturing processes are dual sourced to ensure a reliable Supply Chain. In addition, outsourcing allows the EXALOS team to concentrate on designing state-of-the-art chips and modules for our high-profile customers. EXALOS has successfully implemented a fabless manufacturing model with full ownership of all processing steps:
· Focus on epi wafer design, mask design, process design
· Commercial foundries providing 24/7 support
· Multiple supply chain partners for risk management
The Quality Management is ISO 9001 certified.
EXALOS AG has its own sales and marketing department.

BUSINESS MODEL

EXALOS’s is using an outsourcing business model which is similar to that which many key players in the microcircuit market have successfully implemented. The proven system allows EXALOS to work with the Best-in-Class suppliers. By working with ISO-certified partners, EXALOS takes advantage of their experience and know-how as well as their economies of scale for raw materials.
All critical manufacturing processes are dual sourced to ensure a reliable Supply Chain. In addition, outsourcing allows the EXALOS team to concentrate on designing state-of-the-art chips and modules for our high-profile customers. EXALOS has successfully implemented a fabless manufacturing model with full ownership of all processing steps:
· Focus on epi wafer design, mask design, process design
· Commercial foundries providing 24/7 support
· Multiple supply chain partners for risk management
The Quality Management is ISO 9001 certified.
EXALOS AG has its own sales and marketing department.

Fabless Fabrication of SLED Chips

EXALOS has successfully implemented a fabless manufacturing model with full ownership of all processing steps:

  • Focus on epi wafer design, mask design, process design
  • Commercial foundries providing 24/7 support
  • Multiple supply chain partners for risk management

The Quality Management is ISO 9001 certified.

EXALOS AG has its own sales and marketing department.

Extensive QA of EXALOS SLEDs.

THE EXALOS TEAM

EXALOS’s core team members have been in the SLED market and related Optoelectronics fields for 10 to 25 years. Our team includes Engineers and Scientists from the Optoelectronic and Telecom fields as well as a Supply Chain professionals with extensive experience in high-tech high volume industries.

As EXALOS has been involved in the introduction of SLEDs into all of the key applications, we are very familiar with each of these markets and their challenges. In addition, EXALOS is continually collaborating with Researchers around the world for each of these markets so we are abreast of the latest developments and trends in the market.