Hiring: Student Lab Assistant

OCTLIGHT is an early-stage startup company developing light sources for medical diagnostics.  Our patent-pending technology will make possible 3D optical imaging that will enable the doctor to better diagnose and treat their patients.

We are looking for a student assistant with a background in optics to work on testing and assembly of prototypes. You will become part of an ambitious team – bringing new technology to market that will improve the lives of millions of people.


Job responsibilities

You will be responsible for testing and assembly of prototypes and products. Your responsibilities will be:

  • Building and maintaining optical test setups
  • Assembling and testing products
  • Various laboratory tasks


Skills and qualifications

You have a background in optics (i.e. BSc in Physics), preferably with hands-on experience. Furthermore, you have:

  • Experience in free-space and fiber optics
  • Theoretical understanding of optics


Personal profile

You are able to work independently as well as in a team. You are highly motivated to work in the pioneer atmosphere of a start-up and are comfortable with working in the lab, solving problems on the fly.


We are offering

  • An opportunity to be part of an ambitious start-up
  • A positive working environment with highly motivated co-workers
  • The possibility to work with high-tech product development

Send your application before June 1st to mail@octlight.com.

We expect you to start in June or July but are flexible if there is a strong match.

OCTLIGHT demonstrates biometry light source showing path for 50 nm and up to 50 kHz

OCTLIGHT has built its first prototype for biometry of the eye, which will enable an increase in speed and resolution. The prototype runs at 2-50 kHz with 20 nm tuning range and 10 mW output power.

According to CEO, Thor Ansbæk, “We are very pleased with this first step in the direction of providing an OCT swept source for biometry for the improvement of cataract eye surgery. Having recently demonstrated >50 nm tuning range and 50 kHz sweep rate, we believe this product is highly promising for the next generation of OCT biometry products.”

The prototype has been developed as part of a public funded project supported by The Market Development Fund. According to MD Thomas K. Olsen, “Cataract operations are among the most commonly done surgical operations in the world, and have evolved into a very effective and low-risk procedure. From a precise measurement and calculation of the lens requirements the patient can be relieved from using spectacles.”


Octlight has been accepted into Scale-Up Denmark’s Centre for Health and Welfare Technology.

Scale-Up Denmark is an ambitious training concept for entrepreneurs and small enterprises. The accelerator program aims to establish an elite of high growth companies in Denmark. Accelerace are working to remove the many risks related to fundraising, go to market, building partnerships etc. Those risks are removed by helping to focus OCTLIGHT time and resources on critical issues and prioritizing and de-risking OCTLIGHT’s go-to-market using personalized issue trees and lean/agile business models.

We are excited to work on our business development together with Accelerace and their team members Jón Ingi Benediktsson, previously with leading Danish VC Seed Capital, and Valentin Lubbe, program manager from the Nordic Mento Network for Entrepreneurship.

Actphast Project granted for making a superior semiconductor package

OCTLIGHT is commercializing an OCT Swept Source based on VCSEL technology, which provide superior performance in terms of size, spectral quality and wavelength tuning speed. A limitation of the VCSEL technology is that the output power from the VCSEL is around 1 mW while many applications require 15 mW or more. The output power can be amplified using a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). The Actphast project together with research institute VTT will aim at developing a cost-efficient solution with a free-space optical coupling of the VCSEL and SOA. Following the project completion the results will be transferred to OCTLIGHT packaging partners such that current packaging methods can be optimized for a superior performance at a competitive cost.


The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 619205.



Octlight Project Selected for Eurostars Programme

OCTLIGHT is honored to have been selected as one of the beneficiaries of the Eurostars™ programme in cut off 7 with the project “BLINK”. Read the official press release from Eurostars here.


The BLINK project which is coordinated by OCTLIGHT is one of the 119 new research and development projects selected for funding by Eurostars – a programme sponsored by EUREKA member countries and the European Commission. Together with our partners Region Hovedstaden and Optolab from the Bern University of Applied Sciences the aim is to demonstrate OCT imaging with an innovative and affordable Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Engine that is capable of generating wide field 3D OCT images.




Meet us at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017

We will be present at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017 in Munich, Germany. We will be there Tuesday, June 27, and would love to tell you about our development process and discuss your needs according to your product road map.

Please contact us and we will return to you to schedule a meeting.

OCTLIGHT Recieves EU SME Instrument Phase 1 Grant


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 775616.


OCTLIGHT has been selected as one of the beneficiaries of the Horizon 2020 EU SME Instrument. Read the official press release here.


This is Phase 1 of the instrument, which grants the company €50,000 to be used for exploring and assessing the technical feasibility and commercial potential of a breakthrough innovation that a company wants to exploit and commercialize.

OCTLIGHT is one of seven Danish companies accepted in the first application round of 2017, joining the batch of 184 small- and medium-sized enterprises that was selected from a total of 2111 applicants.

Provided with about € 3 billion in funding over the period 2014-2020, the SME Instrument helps high-potential SMEs to develop groundbreaking innovative ideas for products, services or processes that are ready to face global market competition.

We look forward to work together with stakeholders towards improved diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. Contact us to learn more.

Student Lab Assistant


We are looking for a student assistant to help with measurements of the VCSELs in our lab. Please get in touch if you are a student at The Technical University of Denmark and interested in the position. We look to fill the position in May 2017.

Gain valuable experience as part-time business controller assistant

We are looking for a part-time business controller assistance to handle administration tasks. You will become part of an ambitious team – bringing new technology to market that will improve the lives of millions of people.You have a commercial background and is probably studying cand.merc or similar. It is an advantage if you have work experience.

You are strong in written communication and numeracy, and have exceptional attention to detail. You are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship and thrive in a startup culture, being willing to help out where it is needed.

For more information please contact Brian Øland. Send your application before February 20th.

See more in the job post here: OCTLIGHT student assistant – Business

OCTLIGHT wins project from Markedsmodningsfonden


OCTLIGHT has been awarded a Public Grant from Markedsmodningsfonden. Read press release from Erhvervsstyrelsen.

The aim of the Market Development Fund is to promote growth, employment and export, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises in areas where Denmark has particular strengths and potential. The Fund has three primary focus areas:

  • Market development through co-funding for private enterprises’ innovative solutions
  • Market development through innovative public procurement
  • Market development through industry partnerships


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