About

LIDARIS is a high-tech company, which provides world-class optics characterization services focused on Laser-Induced Damage Threshold (LIDT). We also offer R&D services based on original hardware and software solutions aimed at improving the quality of high power optics.

Lidaris was founded as a start-up of Vilnius University Laser Research Center after more than 12 years of intense research in the field of laser damage phenomena. The core of LIDARIS crew consists of scientists and engineers, who mainly graduated from Vilnius University and Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania (EU). Our experience covers such research fields as laser-induced damage, optical element and thin film coating development. Our team is constantly involved in international projects and R&D activities related to laser-induced damage. We continuously publish our results in major conferences and scientific international (ISI) journals.

Today we are proud to serve the most famous optics companies – the leaders of today’s laser market, including manufacturers and suppliers of optics and laser systems.

Meet Lidaris team

Andrius_zoom_in_small Dr. Andrius Melninkaitis
CEO

Co-founder of Lidaris, Associate Professor and Research Fellow at Laser Research Center of Vilnius University. Expert of laser-induced damage phenomena. Co-authored more than 50 scientific publications in the field of laser damage. Awarded by SPIE laser damage symposium (2013). Gained over 13 years’ experience in laser damage research.

Gintare_zoom_in_small Dr. Gintarė Batavičiūtė
Marketing

Expert of optical resistance metrology. Holds Ph.D. in optics characterization related to laser-induced damage in nanosecond pulse regime (Vilnius University). Awarded by SPIE laser damage symposium (2012). Co-authored more than 20 scientific publications. Gained over 8 years experience in laser damage field.

Egidijus_zoom_in_small Egidijus Pupka
Head of metrology group

Head of LIDT measurements department. Expert of nanosecond laser-induced damage. Holds a master’s degree in laser physics (Vilnius University). Gained over 6 years experience in LIDT testing.

Mindaugas_zoom_in_small Mindaugas Ščiuka
Research and Development

Expert of femtosecond laser-induced damage. Holds a master’s degree in laser physics (Vilnius University). Develops LIDT test systems. Gained over 6 years experience in LIDT measurements and LIDT systems related engineering.

Linas_zoom_in_small Linas Smalakys
Analyst

Analyst of optical resistance metrology. Expert of LIDT related statistics and modeling of laser damage phenomena. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics (Vilnius University). Gained over 3 years experience in LIDT evaluation.

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