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Altechna announces Per Moller as new CEO

2017 April 4

Altechna today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Per Moller as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective 15th of March 2017, expecting Per to lead Altechna to further international growth and to build stronger ties and partnerships with our customers all over the world.

“We are delighted to announce Per Moller as a new CEO of Altechna. We hope that the combination of Per Moller’s extensive experience in business development and the technical and innovative expertise of our team will deliver best possible solutions to our customers and significantly grow the company” – commented Gintas Šlekys, Chairman of the Board.

Strong technical expertise and decades of experience are at the core to identify and solve complex problems for laser optics and provide custom solutions for company’s customers.

Per has previously served as the CEO in Denmark and the Baltic’s of EY, the global accountancy firm and brings with him an international experience of business management, strategy development, and sales. After leaving EY, Per actively engaged as an angel investor, providing seed funding and angel capital to early stage high-potential startup companies. In Lithuania, Per has co-founded Blue Lime Labs and Baltic Assist.

Altechna is a leading group of companies in the photonics industry owned by the founders and LitCapital. The Group consists of Altechna UAB, a producer and supplier of general optics, optoelectronics and laser accessories, and OPTIDA UAB, a producer of optical coatings and supplier of services in the optical technology field. The Group provides innovative solutions for academic and industrial customers. Altechna was founded in 1996 and it has been involved in R&D activities with local and international universities and R&D institutions since then. The Group serves a broad customer base and exports its products and solutions to more than 45 countries worldwide. Altechna attracted growth capital investment from LitCapital in 2013

LitCapital is an independent professional private equity fund management company based in Lithuania. LitCapital was founded in 2010 and currently, is managing an EUR 25 M size growth capital fund Litcapital I KŪB. The fund was established under the JEREMIE initiative in cooperation with European Investment Fund (EIF) and is aimed at investing in the expansion of private Lithuanian companies. 

European Business Awards

Altechna - National Champion!

2016 September 5
Altechna has been named a National Champion for Lithuania in The European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM; Europe’s largest business competition set up to celebrate business excellence and best practice in the European business community.

Laser Power control units

2016 February 28

Altechna presents technical overview of extra cavity laser power control methods realizable with free space optics. It is intended to help industrial laser processing engineers to make the right choice of attenuator design for their laser processing systems.

Particular methods come with distinctive advantages as well as drawbacks. For instance, neutral density reflective type filters with optical density gradient over the cross-section grants a rather even attenuation over wide spectral range from UV to NIR, however they are susceptible to laser damage.

This white paper covers several options of output power control through manipulation of the polarization along with its’ superiorities and shortcomings of individual components, e.g. waveplate vs. EO modulator, and peculiar features of various polarizers used in setups of the kind. Unpolarized laser power control solution is also introduced with schematic layout and attenuation properties.

Laser capability to accomplish extremely precise tasks by applying high power impact within tiny spatial domain, e.g. diffraction limited spot, has lead laser power control to become an important variable that helps to optimise yield and secure successful completion of the task. For more details on laser power control please download full technical article.

Altechna: 20 Years of Creating Light Together

Altechna: 20 Years of Creating Light Together

2016 January 5

Altechna has been at the forefront of laser innovations since 1996 providing thin-film coatings, optical components & solutions for various industries – from industrial to academic purposes. Starting with supplying laser components the company has grown through the decades of technological evolution developing practical and exciting products. In 2015 Altechna reached a 10m EUR group turnover and a 29% compound annual growth rate making into a list of Inc. 500 Europe as one of the fastest growing private companies in Europe.

Altechna won in "A solid step in the export markets" nomination in The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania awards in 2014. The company works for leading industrial and R&D organizations in selected photonics industries exporting 80% of products and solutions to European, American, and Asian markets. Altechna covers the whole spectrum of laser optics offering complete in-house metrology and R&D, adopting Fabless Business Strategy supply chain, and professional customer support.

Having an extensive number of physicists in sales and metrology departments, Altechna is able to provide its customers with professional consultations for the most effective solutions; thus, helping to reduce the total cost of ownership. With great attention to custom orders Altechna experts have developed a number of standard off-shelf solutions, but is always up for new challenges.

Altechna is actively developing its R&D departments and laboratories investing up to 20% of total returns annually. The company purchased the major stake of optical coating company Optida to extend manufacturing capabilities and ensure the production of unique laser optical components with dielectric coatings. The in-house metrology lab has also been successfully growing and providing high level integrated research services for measuring optical components’ quality parameters to ensure the customers with the best quality products.

Altechna product inspiration often comes from the needs and insights of its customers. Looking back Altechna has been creating light for 20 years together with business and academic partners who have been the drive to success.

Free technical consultations on crystals

2015 November 24
Tuning your laser source to other wavelengths? Altechna professionals are here to help you evaluate which nonlinear crystal would be best for the required frequency conversion or it’s optimal configuration in respect of available power, beam size, pulse duration or repetition rate.
Want to build second (SHG) or third (THG) harmonic generators, parametric oscillators vs amplifiers (OPO, OPA), sum (SFG) or difference (DFG) frequency generators designed particularly for your laser? We’re ready for a challenge!
Unsure how to best use Raman, photorefractive, electro-optic or need simply birefringent crystals? Learning how the crystals could be used in various laser applications? We can share our experience with you.
Consult Altechna experts about the best way to reach your result before investing into expensive optics. We provide free technical consulting services that can save you time and resources. Get the most effective solutions for various crystal applications, the needed technical information, and appropriate simulations and optimal optical setup advice from the people who have seen it all.
View full service description here.

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Tradeshows and events

Laser World of Photonics China 2017

Laser World of Photonics China 2017

14-16 March, 2017
Shanghai New International EXPO Centre, Shanghai, China
Asia’s leading photonics exhibition

Asia's leading photonics exhibition LASER World of PHOTONICS China 2017 is just one month away! It will be held in Shanghai New International EXPO Centre, Shanghai, China, during 14-16 of March. Altechna's experts will be at your convenience to consult and introduce the latest trends of laser crystals, laser optics and laser accessories.

Do not hesitate to arrange a scheduled meeting in advance: [email protected]


Explore your Custom Optics opportunities with Altechna, visit us at Booth N1.1408.



2017, 28 February - 3 March
Expocentre, Krasnaya Presnia, Russia
International Specialized Exhibition for Laser, Optical and Optoelectronic Technologies

Altechna together with IC Specpostavka participates in the 12th International specialized exhibition for Laser, Optical and Optoelectronic Technologies - “PHOTONICS. WORLD OF LASERS AND OPTICS'2017”. The exhibition will be held at “Expocentre” at Krasnaya Presnia exhibition complex in Moscow from 28th of February till 3rd of March, 2017. Please visit us at Booth #74S10, pav.7, hall 3.

For more details please visit official exhibition website.

SPIE Photonics West 2017

SPIE Photonics West 2017

2017, 31 January - 2 February
The Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
The premier photonics and laser event - all of the leading photonics companies on the Show Floor

Altechna will be present at SPIE Photonics West 2017 exhibition. You are welcome to arrange a meeting with us, or visit our booth #5270 during the exhibitionOur experts will introduce you to the products and provide technical consultations if there's a need. Come and visit Altechna's booth among other leading photonics companies on the Show Floor. 

Life Sciences Baltics 2016

2016, September 14 - 15
Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Center LITEXPO
Booth #17
Discover enormous potential and passion in the field of life sciences in Lithuania and the Baltics – the gateway to emerging markets.

Altechna is planning to exhibit at Life Sciences Baltics 2016 booth Nr.17, which is dedicated to present the most advanced companies of the sector and open an excellent hands-on opportunity to meet the winning mix of industry players, including associated manufacturers and service providers operating worldwide, at a one-stop-shop. September 14-15, save the date!


7-9 June
Frankfurt, Germany
On June 7-9 Altechna will be exhibiting at the 13th OPTATEC international trade fair for optical technologies, components and systems. Visit our stand E24 in hall 3. Official event website:
To arrange scheduled meeting please contact [email protected]

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