Manufacturer of solid state lasers and systems for science and technology

Company History

EKSPLA was officially established in 1992 but traces its roots to the laser division of EKSMA Co. founded in 1983.

Important dates

1983 – Commercial development of experimental workshop of the Institute of Physics, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (EKSMA Co)

1992 – Spinning off of laser design and manufacturing business and establishing of a new company EKSPLA

1993 – Entering into the Japanese market

1996 – Start of marketing and sales in the USA

2002 – Introduction of picosecond diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser

2005 – Ekspla has been awarded as the knowledge economy company of the year

2006 – Ekspla has been certified according to the ISO 9001 standard

2007 – Ekspla CEO has received the partnership award of the National Advancement Awards

2011NT200 series tunable laser has been announced as winner of the 2010 Prism Award for Photonics Innovation.

2014 – Ekspla, by employing close partnership with laser companies for Lithuania and USA, successfully won two ELI laser procurement tenders: one for ELI-ALPS (Hungary) and one for ELI Beamlines (Czech republic)

2017 – 5 TW laser system has been introduced by Ekspla and Light Conversion led consortium. Read press release for more information.

2020 – Ekspla was awarded the title of Vilnius City Benefactor. Ekspla, along with other laser manufacturers, invested 300 thousand euros each in the future of Vilnius University

2023 – Kęstutis Jasiūnas was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award by the European Photonics Industry Consortium EPIC

2023 – High-intensity laser system SYLOS 3 was installed at the ELI-ALPS Research Institute (Hungary)

2024 – Ekspla received the prestigious SPIE Prism Award in the Laser category for their industrial femtosecond laser FemtoLux30