Topic identifier:  ICT-30-2017: Photonics KET 2017
Types of action: RIA Research Innovation action
Contract nr. 779373

Ekspla UAB

EKSPLA is manufacturer of solid-state lasers, laser systems and optoelectronics for basic research and industrial applications. Employing 30-year experience and close partnership with scientific community, EKSPLA is focused on high performance advanced solutions. In house design and manufacturing ensures operative development and production of new products.

Expertise in the field of Laser Development and Laser processing:

  • High peak power laser systems
  • High mean power short pulse laser systems
  • Short pulse generation and amplification
  • Tunable nonlinear devices (OPO, OPA, etc.)
  • Nonlinear, remote spectroscopy
  • Fast high voltage electronics
  • High power electronics


Ekspla is producing lasers for materials processing and supply lasers for industrial equipment manufacturers.

In a list of Ekspla customers there are well known organizations and companies such as „Hitachi“, „Mitsubishi“ in Japan, IBM, NASA and other research labs in USA, CERN, Rutherford Appleton laboratory in Europe, Japan and Israel nuclear research centers. Well-known industrial companies are among Ekspla customers too.

Located in Vilnius, Lithuania Ekspla is the part of Lithuanian laser community “Lithuanian laser association” – a cluster of industrial and academic institutions united science and manufacturing expertise. Ekspla carries out a number of research and development projects.

Significant infrastructure:

There is R&D department at Ekspla activities of which is directed to new products development, participation in projects and applied science. There is 300m2 clean room facilities, fully equipped by hardware and software for laser related research. The Ekspla facility also includes climate test chamber, vibration test equipment, EMI test equipment for full tests of lasers for industrial application.

Ekspla is certified according to ISO 9001:2008

Key personnel involved:



Dr., Science director of Ekspla in charge of R&D activities in Ekspla company and in Solid-State Lasers laboratory of National Center for Physical Science and Technology. Has experience in nonlinear optics, laser systems design. Coordinated several national projects, took part in several international projects. Co-author of several articles and patents in laser field.



Ms. Janionytė received her MBA from Vilnius University, and Executive Master of Management from International School of Management (Vilnius)/ BI Norwegian Business School, got courses on accountancy and ISO 9001:2008 quality system audit. Have a vast experience in preparation and administration of Phare, Europe Social Fund, Leonardo da Vinci projects. Took part in preparation and administration of several Structural fund projects. She is responsible for administrative and accountancy tasks for EC FP7, EC H2020, Eureka, Eurostars projects at Ekspla.



Dr. Project manager at Ekspla and Head of Industrial laser group. Scientific fellow of National Center for Physical Science and Technology. Has experience in manufacturing various customized lasers. Has experience in managing local and company projects. Expertise in mode-locking and short pulse amplification. Co-author of several articles and patents in laser field.



Dipl.-Ing. in Electrical design From Kaunas University of Technology, Head of Electrical design department in Ekspla. He took part in numerous local and international projects. Has experience in control electronics design and programming, design of components for fast electro-optical switches and laser diode pumped solid state lasers.

Relevant publications:

  • Mikhail Grishin, Vidmantas Gulbinas and Andrejus Michailovas, Bifurcation suppression for stability improvement in Nd:YVO4 regenerative amplifier, OPTICS EXPRESS, Vol. 17, No. 18, p.p.15700-15708(2009)
  • Grishin, Mikhail, Saulius Jacinavicius, and G. Raciukaitis. "Short-Pulse Lasers with the High Power and Repetition Rate for Microfabrication." Laser Institute of America (2008).
  • Aleksej M. Rodin ; Aidas Aleknavicius ; Andrejus Michailovas and Aleksandr S. Dementjev, " Beam quality investigation in Nd:YAG crystal fiber amplifier pumped at >110w ", Proc. SPIE 9342, Solid State Lasers XXIV: Technology and Devices, 934207 (February 20, 2015);
  • A. M. Rodin, M. Grishin, A. Michailovas, Picosecond laser with 11W output power at 1342nm based on composite multiple doping level Nd:YVO4 crystal, Optics &Laser Technology, 76, 46–52, (2016).

Relevant projects/ activities:

  • [1] Ekspla coordinated FP5 project “Fluosence” – fluosensor for oil spills detection
  • [2] Ekspla coordinated two “Eurostars” program projects. “Uplit” and “Cheops” dedicated to very short femtosecond pulses generation
  • [3] Ekspla take part in FP7 project “Appolo” during which Ekspla developed high power picosecond lasers for materials processing.
  • [4] Ekspla took part in FP7 project “Lamp” during which Ekspla developed high power picosecond laser for materials processing and performed laser processing tests.



Italian National agency for new technologies, Energy and sustainable economic development


Francesco Antolini (Project coordinator)
ENEA - Photonics Micro and Nanostructures Laboratory Frascati Research Centre Rome


Italian National Agency for New Technology, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)
Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology (FEP)
Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)
Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA-leti)
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UniMORE)
Ekspla UAB
Centro Ricerche FIAT S.C.p.A. (CRF)
Amsys, Ltd. Advanced Measurement Systems (AMSYS)
School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews (USTAN)