CAILabs is a French start-up, based in Rennes, providing innovative photonics solutions to harness the full potential of optical fibers. We develop and manufacture a large range of light shaping components based on our patented, efficient and flexible technology of Multi-Plane Light Conversion. At the core of CAILabs lies a new way to manipulate light, the Multi Plane Light Conversion. Invented at the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel by CAILabs' founders in 2010, this technique was originally developed as a quantum optics tool. In 2011, a scientific discussion with senior researchers at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs allowed to identify its application to fiber optics communication, sparkling the inception of CAILabs.

Since its inception in June 2013, CAILabs has been marketing innovative photonics products to solve critical industrial problems. We have benefited from the investment of leading technology seed funds and from the support and guidance of a small group of entrepreneurs.


Fundamental innovations in optics are rare but make a lasting impact. At CAILabs, we are a dynamic and passionate team focused on bringing our technology of Multi-Plane Light Conversion to the market. We believe that our combined expertise in optics and in industry provides essential, innovative photonics solutions to decisive industrial challenge

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