Endeavour Laser Technologies specializes in the development and application of diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers that operate from the UV to mid-IR. We have the expertise and resources to take complete responsibility for any, or all, of the stages required to develop a laser from concept to production prototype and pilot production runs. While working closely with your team to ensure that our contributions add value and improve the quality of your product.

David Welford

David Welford, Ph.D. founded Endeavour Laser Technologies in 1999 to provide clients with highly innovative, practical and cost-effective optics solutions for difficult laser engineering problems. His 40-plus years of expertise covers laser systems operating from the UV to mid-IR in the single-frequency to ultrashort pulse regimes.

Dr. Welford holds a Ph.D in physics from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, UK where he researched modelocked dye laser technology and organic dye photo-dynamics. In 1980 he began a seven year tenure at M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory, investigating the fundamental spectral and modulation characteristics of diode lasers for application in optical communications systems. From 1987 until 1999, he developed solid-state laser technology and products for scientific, military and commercial applications at Q-Peak, Inc.

Dr. Welford has over 40 peer-reviewed publications, 9 patents and is co-author of the chapter on “Miniature Solid-State Lasers,” in the Handbook of Photonics published by CRC Press in 2007.

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Martin Jaspan

Martin Jaspan, Ph.D. has worked with Endeavour Laser Technologies since 2008 using his 30-plus years of experience in solid-state laser, fiber laser amplifier and high-power diode laser technologies to help clients achieve their technology and business goals. His expertise covers the design and development of solid-state laser systems with specific and unique expertise in optical fiber amplifier technology and lifetime testing of high-power diode lasers.

Dr. Jaspan holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and physics from Cornell University where he researched mode-locked laser technology in Cr:YAG, Cr;Fosterite, NaCl:OH and Ti:sapphire lasers. In 1995 he began a five year tenure at Q-Peak, Inc. developing solid-state laser technology and products for scientific, military and commercial applications. From 2000 until 2007 he spent time at Sycamore Networks, MagiQ Technologies and Boston University developing optical communications and quantum cryptography technology.