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Dr. Henry C. Kapteyn

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Founder and Chief Executive Offic...

KMLabs Inc
1855 S. 57Th Ct.
Boulder, Colorado 80301
United States

Company Description: KMLabs was founded in 1994 in Pullman, WA. We moved to Boulder, CO in 1999. KMLabs develops and sells ultrafast laser systems worldwide, and employs a highly...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ph.D. , Physics
    University of California at Berkeley
  • BS
    Harvey Mudd College
  • MS
    Princeton University
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Henry C. Kapteyn, Founder ..., 11 Jan 2014 [cached]
Henry C. Kapteyn, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Henry C. Kapteyn is co-founder of KMLabs Inc. and CEO. Henry is well-established as a leading researcher in the area of ultrafast optical science, and is Professor of Physics and a fellow of JILA, a joint NIST/University institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received a BS from Harvey Mudd College in 1982, an MS from Princeton University in 1984, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. He and his wife and long-term collaborator, Margaret Murnane, are well known for their research in femtosecond lasers, and for understanding how to coherently upconvert this light to make a "tabletop x-ray laser" that they have applied to pioneering studies of material behavior at short length- and time-scales. He has published more than 200 papers (h-index 59), and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His awards include the Adolph Lomb Medal of the OSA in 1993, the Ahmed Zewail Award of the ACS in 2009, the R.W. Wood Prize of the OSA in 2010, the Arthur Schawlow Prize of the APS in 2010, the Willis Lamb Award in Quantum Electronics in 2012, and membership in the National Academy of Sciences.
About KMLabs, 9 Dec 2012 [cached]
KMLabs was established in 1994 by Professor Margaret M. Murnane and Professor Henry C. Kapteyn.
Realizing that this device could make ultrafast technology accessible to non-experts for a multitude of applications, Murnane and Kapteyn published a step-by-step guide explaining how-to build the laser.
Responding to widespread interest in their laser design, Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn founded KMLabs in 1994.
Professors Murnane and Kapteyn have worked at the forefront of ultrafast laser research for over 20 years.
Henry C. Kapteyn Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Henry Kapteyn is CEO at KMLabs, a JILA Fellow, and a Professor of Physics and ECE at the University of Colorado. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He was previously a member of the Faculty of Physics at Washington State University and the University of Michigan. Prof. Kapteyn has received a number of awards including the National Science Foundation Young Investigator award, the OSA Adolph Lomb Medal, and (with Prof. Murnane) the 2009 Ahmed Zewail Award in Ultrafast Science and Technology of the American Chemical Society.
Henry Kapteyn
Chair: Henry Kapteyn ( 11/12 ..., 24 Oct 2013 [cached]
Chair: Henry Kapteyn ( 11/12 - 10/13) Univ of Colorado - Boulder
Understanding EMF, 16 Oct 1999 [cached]
"Everything in life is getting faster and faster," said Henry Kaptyen, a laser expert at the University of Colorado in Boulder."This lays the groundwork for technology that will develop over the next 20 to 50 years."
The Nobel committee surprised a sleeping Zewail with a pre-dawn telephone call to his home in San Marino, Calif., where he was recuperating from a cold.
But he said, "The real excitement is, in fact, in the fundamental discovery itself _ the ability to observe and study the behavior of atoms."
The new members are Distinguished ... [cached]
The new members are Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth of the chemical and biological engineering department and Professor Henry Kapteyn of the physics department.
Anseth and Kapteyn bring the number of CU-Boulder faculty members who have been elected to NAS to 27.
Anseth and Kapteyn were the only scientists from Colorado elected to NAS in 2013.
"I would like to congratulate professors Kristi Anseth and Henry Kapteyn on behalf of the university," said CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano.
"This is among the highest honors a faculty member can receive, and Kristi and Henry join a select group of faculty from across the country who are relied on by our government leaders to provide expert advice on matters of science and technology."
Kapteyn's research interests include the development of new light sources at short wavelengths and their use to study dynamic processes in material and chemical systems. He and his primary collaborator and spouse, CU Distinguished Professor Margaret Murnane, are leading an international research team that has generated the first laser-like beams of X-rays from a tabletop device, an advance that promises fundamentally new capabilities in a broad range of areas including nanotechnology and medicine.
Kapteyn, who also is a fellow at JILA -- a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology -- is the 10th member of the CU-Boulder physics faculty to be elected to the prestigious academy. Kapteyn has won a number of other awards, including the Ahmed Zewail Award in Ultrafast Science and Technology (2009), the Arthur L. Schawlow Prize (2010), the R.W. Wood Prize (2010) and the Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics (2012). He was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2007.
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