Created in 1970 to develop lasers for use in scientific instrumentation, the Quantel Group is one of the oldest companies in a sector that came into being following the creation of the laser in 1960.
Some key dates
Creation of Quantel by Mr. Georges Bret, to design and manufacture lasers for use in scientific instrumentation. Quantel is, therefore, one of the oldest companies in a sector that came into being following the invention of the laser in 1960.
Creation of Quantel Medical, specializing in lasers and ultrasound products designed for ophthalmology.
Quantel is listed on the Nouveau Marché of the Paris stock exchange.
Acquisition of the American company Big Sky Laser (now Quantel USA).
Signing of a contract with the CEA for the development of PAM as part of the Mégajoule project, to replace nuclear testing in real conditions with testing in a laboratory.
Creation of a research centre in Lannion for the development of the Fiber Laser products range.
Acquisition of the Nuvonyx Europe company, which becomes Quantel Laser Diodes.