Innovative start-up

Over 15 years of first class R&D turned into innovative products

mirSense technology is the outcome of over 15 years of R&D in III-V lab, a common laboratory between Alcatel, Thales and the CEA-Léti. Combining nanotechnology and photonics, the strong miniaturization of the mirSense technology offers unique solutions.


From the early stage of the QCL technologies

In 1998, Thomson CSF, which later became THALES, started a QCL activity. In 2004, Alcatel-Lucent and Thales created III-V Lab which naturally became the ideal cocoon for QCLs development.

III-V Lab: key developments as a milestone to success

Dr. Mathieu CARRAS, co-founder of the company, developed the QCL technology at III-V Lab for 10 years. His work on metal gratings has led to the patented technology of mirSense, its unique patented surface metal technology.

The contribution of the silicon industry

Léti is an institute of the CEA, a French research and technology organization with activities in energy, IT, healthcare, defence and security. Léti is focused on creating value and innovation through technology transfer to its industrial partners. It specializes in nanotechnologies and their applications, from wireless devices and systems, to biology, healthcare and photonics. NEMS and MEMS are at the core of its activities. In 2010, CEA-Léti joined the III-V Lab, in order to combine Silicon and III-V technologies, and particularly for photonic applications. Dr. Mickael BRUN, research engineer at CEA-Léti and co-founder of mirSense, has since dedicated his time and expertise on Silicon process flows to bring the QCLs on the silicon platform for benefit of mirSense.

An experienced team for a dynamic company

The mirSense team includes a world class group of engineers and physicists as well as a highly experienced production team and an expert sales service organization.

Game changer for laser-based spectroscopy

mirSense radically changes the landscape of laser-based spectroscopy. By providing intelligent and cost effective laser-based solutions, it allows laboratory high performance spectroscopy to become an everyday benefit for the society. This is made possible by the exclusive use of semiconductor technologies which have already proven their ability to bring complex technology within the reach of all.

The mirSense offer splits into four product lines for spectroscopy

  • uniMir™: DFB Quantum Cascade Lasers for applications requiring high spectral purity
  • multiSense™ module: a full multi gas detection chain integrated in a single compact package
  • powerMir™: power lasers for defence and security applications