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RP Photonics
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Technical consulting services on lasers, nonlinear optics, fiber optics etc.
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Make computer models in order to get a comprehensive understanding of your devices!
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The famous Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology – available online for free!
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Here you get the basic facts on RP Photonics Consulting GmbH.
Learn here the topical areas in which RP Photonics offers technical consultancy.
RP Photonics offers interesting services for manufacturers and users, investors and funding agencies, communications and advertising experts.
RP Photonics is selling licenses for simulation & design software and also offers individual developments.
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In 2014, RP Photonics celebrates its 10-year anniversary!
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RP Photonics Consulting GmbH, operated by Dr. Rüdiger Paschotta in Bad Dürrheim, Germany, offering consulting services for the photonics industry in the areas of lasers and amplifiers, nonlinear optics, fiber optics, ultrashort pulses, multilayer optics, and noise in optics.

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  <a href="https://www.rp-photonics.com/">RP Photonics Consulting GmbH</a>,
  operated by Dr. R&uuml;diger Paschotta in Bad Dürrheim, Germany,
  offering consulting services for the photonics industry
  in the areas of lasers and amplifiers, nonlinear optics, fiber optics,
  multilayer optics, and noise in optics.

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