mirSense is a French SME composed of 12 permanent employees and 3 PhD students. mirSense is a startup which develops and produces QCL diodes and advanced photonic devices such as wideband tunable sources for real-time, high sensitivity trace detection and chemical analysis of gas, liquids and solids by infra-red laser absorption spectroscopy, as well as high power lasers for DIRCM applications. mirSense is a spin-off from the III-V Lab in France where mid infrared sources based on Quantum Cascade Lasers have been developed during fifteen years. Thanks to this research, mirSense, which was only established at the beginning of 2015, has a “unique” approach, using only microelectronic solutions without any moving mechanical or optic components, resulting in compact and robust devices. mirSense’s expertise is the development a unique silicon platform that enables mid-range photonics ICs. We use it for combining lasers and providing advanced MIR sensing solutions. Our philosophy is to be as close to the applications as possible. Our target customers are equipment manufacturers needing sensing systems such as for gas, chemical or medical sensing. Examples of mirSense products are: a multigas detecting laser module with pulsed or CW operation at room temperature, with 10 mW mean power, which offers a 100 cm-1 tuning range and a single gas laser, which can deliver more than 100 mW.
Within cFlow, mirSense is worpackage leader on WP2. This work package is dedicated to the development of the building blocks that will be used in the demonstrator and mirSense is especially in charge of the room temperature single mode laser building block. mirSense is also technically involved in the WP3 and WP4 for the designs, nanofabrication and characterization of the source and the heterodyne detector.