History

 

History

1989
Photon Storage Ring concept, a new type of infrared free electron laser, was developed by Dr. Hironari Yamada.
1996
Dr. Hironari Yamada developed a new miniature synchrotron theory.
1997
Photon Production Laboratory, Ltd. was established with the objective to develop and commercialize its tabletop hard X-ray emission synchrotron gMIRRORCLE.h
1998
Photon Production Laboratory was re-commissioned for the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and New Energy Development Organization (NEDO) for the gDevelopment of a Hard X-Ray Generation Device based on Ultra-Portable Electron Storage Ringh project.
2000
Construction of MIRRORCLE-20 was completed with successful beam injection in December (we received a grant for basic research in science category gAh).
2001
The company received certification under the gTemporary Law Concerning Measures for the Promotion of the Creative Business Activities of Small and Medium Enterprises.h
2002
Ritsumeikan Universityfs gSynchrotron Light Life Science Programh using MIRRORCLE was selected as a MEXT 21st Century COE program.
2003
Worldfs smallest tabletop synchrotron, gMIRRORCLE-6Xh begins operations (we received a grant for basic research in science category gSh).
2004
Laser oscillation in a photon storage ring was observed for the first time, verifying the theory developed by Professor Hironari Yamada and Dr. Andrey Kleev.
2005
Development of MIRRORCLE-20SX as an X-ray lithography device for the semiconductor industry began.
We were selected for NEDOfs gSubsidies to Realize Development of Industrial Technologies (individual application)h and started the development of a portable MIRRORCLE device. The theme was gdevelopment of a high-precision nondestructive inspection device using tabletop synchrotron.h
2006
We were selected for the Ministry of International Trade and Industryfs gResearch and Development Project by Regional Regeneration Consortiumsh project and started the development of protein structure analysis BL in collaboration with Nagahama Institute of BioSciences and Technology.
MIRRORCLE was registered and officially certified as a tabletop synchrotron device in gNuclear Power Library, Genshiro.h
2007
We received certification under New Partnership Business program
An investigative research for the establishment of the gMIRRORCLE EU Centreh in Europe was adopted by the European Union Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. Five institutions in Europe collaborated on designing a beam line, led by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven).
2008
Development of MIRRORCLE-CV4 is complete.
2009
Received advanced certification for the Small and Medium Enterprise Agencyfs gSME Core Manufacturing Technologies.h
2010
Development of MIRRORCLE-CV1 is complete.
2011
Radioactivity measurement service started.

 

 

 

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