Our Mission

Intermodulation Products AB is dedicated to the research and development of intermodulation measurement and analysis techniques. The company emerged out of inventions made in the Section of Nanostructure Physics at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. Our patented Intermodulation Lock-in Amplifier (ImLA)™, also called Multifrequency Lock-in Amplifier (MLA)™, is a general purpose measurement system for probing both nonlinear and linear response at many frequencies, simultaneously. Our analysis algorithms are implemented in a software package for Intermodulation Atomic Force Microscopy (ImAFM)™, a patented technique for nanoscale surface analysis.

With our lock-in and software you can transform a standard AFM in to a state-of-the-art surface analysis instrument. Consult with us on your measurement problems and analysis needs. Nonlinearity is our specialty. Your distortion is our signal!

Team

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Erik A. Tholén received his PhD from KTH in 2009. His work on parametric amplification in nonlinear superconducting resonant circuits lead to the development of Intermodulation AFM. His postdoctoral work centered on the development of the first Intermodulation Lock-in Analyzer. He specializes in hardware and software development for Intermodulation Products AB.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Erik A. Tholén received his PhD from KTH in 2009. His work on parametric amplification in nonlinear superconducting resonant circuits lead to the development of Intermodulation AFM. His postdoctoral work centered on the development of the first Intermodulation Lock-in Analyzer. He specializes in hardware and software development for Intermodulation Products AB.

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Daniel Forchheimer received is PhD from KTH in 2015. He has worked extensively with analysis of intermodulation AFM data to extract physical parameters and enhance image contrast. He specializes in software development and sales for Intermodulation Products AB. Since 2019 he is also chairman of the board of directors.

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Daniel Forchheimer received is PhD from KTH in 2015. He has worked extensively with analysis of intermodulation AFM data to extract physical parameters and enhance image contrast. He specializes in software development and sales for Intermodulation Products AB. Since 2019 he is also chairman of the board of directors.

Chief Technical Officer

Civ. Ing. Mats Tholén has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Linköping University. He has many years experience working in various industries with low-level programming of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA). He is currently pursuing a PhD in Quantum Engineering within the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology (WACQT).

Chief Technical Officer

Civ. Ing. Mats Tholén has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Linköping University. He has many years experience working in various industries with low-level programming of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA). He is currently pursuing a PhD in Quantum Engineering within the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology (WACQT).

Scientific advisory board

Professor David B. Haviland

Prof. Haviland received his PhD in 1989 from the University of Minnesota, with postdoctoral studies at Chalmers. He is currently a professor of Nanostructure Physics at KTH, leading a research group that studies nonlinear oscillations in both classical and quantum systems. He is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of sciences.

Professor David B. Haviland

Prof. Haviland received his PhD in 1989 from the University of Minnesota, with postdoctoral studies at Chalmers. He is currently a professor of Nanostructure Physics at KTH, leading a research group that studies nonlinear oscillations in both classical and quantum systems. He is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of sciences.

Dr. Daniel Platz

Dr. Platz received is PhD from KTH in 2013. His thesis was the first on Intermodulation AFM and it received a prize for best Physics PhD thesis in Sweden, 2013. He did postdoctoral work at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany. He is currently at TU Wien in Vienna, Austria.

Dr. Daniel Platz

Dr. Platz received is PhD from KTH in 2013. His thesis was the first on Intermodulation AFM and it received a prize for best Physics PhD thesis in Sweden, 2013. He did postdoctoral work at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany. He is currently at TU Wien in Vienna, Austria.

Dr. Riccardo Borgani

Dr. Borgani has two Master degrees, one from Politecnico di Milano and one from KTH. He received his PhD from KTH in 2018. His thesis developed Intermodulation Electrostatic Force Microscopy (ImEFM), as well as a fast, low-noise method to reconstruct nonlinear current-voltage characteristics for conducting AFM and STM. He is currently doing Postdoctoral work at KTH with the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology (WACQT) working on fast readout of superconducting qubits.

Dr. Riccardo Borgani

Dr. Borgani has two Master degrees, one from Politecnico di Milano and one from KTH. He received his PhD from KTH in 2018. His thesis developed Intermodulation Electrostatic Force Microscopy (ImEFM), as well as a fast, low-noise method to reconstruct nonlinear current-voltage characteristics for conducting AFM and STM. He is currently doing Postdoctoral work at KTH with the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology (WACQT) working on fast readout of superconducting qubits.