Cycle GmbH was founded with the mission of building innovative ultrafast technology for science and industry applications.

We are producing world-leading timing equipment that synchronizes RF and optical equipment to each other with sub-femtosecond resolution. Key developments for these technologies started more than a decade ago at MIT and have been improved at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY). Sub-femtosecond synchronization across several kilometers has been demonstrated [1] and is currently being commercialized. Cycle GmbH, a DESY spinoff company founded by Prof. Franz X. Kaertner and other scientists, holds the exclusive license to commercialize the key synchronization technologies from his research at MIT.

References:

Xin et al., “Attosecond precision multi-km laser-microwave network”, Light Sci. Appl., vol. 6, no. e16187, (2017).

A. J. Benedick, et al., “Optical flywheels with attosecond jitter”, Nature Photonics 6 (2012).

S.-W. Huang, et al., “High-energy pulse synthesis with sub-cycle waveform control for strong-field physics”, Nature Photonics 5 (2011).

J. Kim, et al., “Drift-free femtosecond timing synchronization of remote optical and microwave sources“, Nature Photonics 2 (2008).

Cycle offers:

Fully customized, complete solutions including fully-automated controls system
Or Standalone sub-systems
Or Detectors only