History

Scroll down to discover our history and how it all began.

A story with a swing...

Two local
companies,
REMSA & MO-
NOKROM, set out
together to a curious
laser development: a golf
stick with a laser pointer for
the practice of the swing
movement in golf. 5000 units
are manufactured and sold
in USA. A new laser company
is born under the name of
MONOCROM.

Monocrom
develops its first
mountings with mi-
crometric precision: an
optic fiber fault detector
for Telefonica, the Spanish leader in telecommunica-
tions. The product has a huge success and is approved to be officially used in Telefonicas' systems.

Monocrom
launches to the
market its range
finder laser devices.
Mounted on robotic
vehicles , the range finders
are used in nuclear centrals
to measure the distance of objects with radioactivity.

The compa-
ny proves an in-
novative way of
mounting diode bars
without soldering. The
unique CLAMPING tech-
nology is able to improve considerably laser perfor-
mance and solve the non-desired "smile effect". Paten-
ted and kept for exclusive use of the company, nowadays, Monocroms' lasers are the
only ones that benefit of its advantages.
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First pum-
ping heads rele-
ased to the market.
The Cathedral of Va-
lencia is one of the many buildings and monuments where the PHs are used for
wall and painting restoration.

The launch
of the multipath
resonator, a single
mode diode pumped
solid state laser marks a milestone in Monocrom’s trajectory. The company
has grown and its products
obtain international reco-
gnition. The multipath reso-
nator soon becomes one of Monocrom’s bestsellers.
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The com-
pany moves to
its new facillities in
Vilanova i la Geltrú,
not far from the old fac-
tory. Nowadays Mono-
crom is still located there.

Monocrom
faces its biggest
challenge in space
with the ESA ExoMars
2020 project, establi-
shed to investigate ves-
tiges of life on Mars. Mono-
crom is in charge of the de-
velopment of a green diode pumped solid state laser
which has to satisfy very
strict requirements to meet both space mission and scientific needs.
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Monocrom
makes great stri-
des in ophthalmolo-
gy: its ultra short pulse
green laser for degenera-
ted macular treatment is considered one of the most important advantages in eye surgery from the last years. Thanks to its optimum perfor-
mance the laser treats suc-cessfully damaged eye area while inducing minimum harm to the healthy tissue, thus fastening patient’s
recovery. See product

After setting
higher standards
for its lasers Mono-
crom gets active in the
defense and military In-
dustry providing laser solutions for an array
of applications.

Monocrom
develops an inno-
vative solution for
pumping applications
based on a new internal distribution of the optical elements inside the cavity.
The innovation permits a
higher uniformity of the gain profile at high pumping power while keeping a compact form factor.

After
showing steady
annual growth of
60%, Monocrom esta-
blishes new sales offices
very close to the main fac-
tory in Vilanova i la Geltrú.
The moves comes as part
of the effort of the company
to solidify the sales activity
and improve customer
service.

Product
testing is automa-
tized to assure pre-
cision and quality stan-
dards. The new PAL sys-
tem is based on accuracy
in repetitiveness