Precision Electro-Optic, Waveguide, and Laser Technologies
Vescent develops and manufactures novel electro-optic and laser technologies.  We offer frequency-stabilized diode laser systems and precision electronics; our scientists and engineers are continuously developing cutting-edge solutions to technical challenges.

Tools for AMO Scientists: Featured Products

ICE-BoxNew ICE (Integrated Control Electronics)

D2-210 Saturated Absorption Spectroscopy Module


D2-160 Beat Note Detector

D2-135 Offset Phase Lock Servo


Latest News

  1. Ig Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded (9/26/2016) - The 2016 Ig® Nobel Prizes were awarded by a consortium of Nobel Laureates and other deep thinkers.   This year’s Physics prize was awarded to Gábor Horváth, Miklós Blahó, György Kriska, Ramón Hegedüs, Balázs Gerics, Róbert Farkas, Susanne Åkesson, Péter Malik, and Hansruedi Wildermuth, for: their 2010 work on why white-haired horses are the most horsefly-proof […]
  2. Vescent Sells Waveguide Business to Analog Devices (9/19/2016) -
  3. CLEO 2016 (6/6/2016) - Next up: CLEO in San Jose, CA.  CLEO (Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics) serves as the premier international forum for scientific and technical optics, uniting the fields of lasers and opto-electronics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, from basic research to industry applications.  If you missed us at Defense & Commercial Sensing and […]
  4. Welcome to DAMOP (5/23/2016) - Welcome to all DAMOP attendees.  DAMOP, the Division of Atomic and Molecular Optical Physics meeting is underway at the Providence Convention Center in Providence, RI. Ben Luey, Staff Scientist at Vescent will participate in an Industrial Career Panel and Discussion on Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 9:00 pm in Room 553 AB.  Ben and the […]
  5. Defense and Commercial Sensing (4/27/2016) - Vescent Photonics is excited to again be participating in the SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing Conference in Baltimore, 17-21 April, 2016.  Come see us at Booth 241. We are pleased to be presenting two papers.  Our paper No. 9828-7, titled “Laser-based satellite communication systems stabilized by non-mechanical electro-optic scanners,” will be in the Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) […]
  6. Vescent to show non-mechanical optical communication link at Photonics West (2/11/2016) - Golden, CO (14 Feb, 2016) Vescent Photonics will unveil a free-space optical communication (FSO) demonstration based on its unique liquid crystal waveguide technology. A completely non-mechanical, live optical link with multiplexed data transmission will be on display. The engine for establishing & maintaining the communication link is the SEEOR (Steerable Electro-Evanescent Optical Refractor), the 2015 […]
  7. Gravitational Wave Detection Confirmed (2/11/2016) - Confirming a prediction of Albert Einstein’s from a hundred years ago, scientist from LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) have confirmed the existence of gravitational waves. Two multi-kilometer interferometers in Washington and Louisiana states made coincident measurements confirming the detection of the gravitational wave on 14 September 2015.  An abundance of caution led the scientist to delay official […]
  8. New Electro-Optic Laser Scanners for Small-Sat to Ground Laser Communication Links (2/11/2016) - Scott R. Davis,* Seth T. Johnson, Scott D. Rommel, and Michael H. Anderson (Vescent Photonics) Jimmy Chen and Tien-Hsin Chao (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) In this paper we present new electro-optic beam steering technology and propose to combine it with optical telecommunication technology, thereby enabling low cost, compact, and rugged free space optical (FSO) communication modules […]
  9. Microresonator Frequency Comb Stabilization (1/25/2016) - Microresonator Frequency Comb Stabilization with the Vescent Photonics D2-125 Reconfigurable Servo The comb tooth spacing and its control are important parameters for building an effective frequency comb. Senior Research Scientist Dr. Shu-wei Huang at UCLA has used the Vescent Photonics D2-125 Reconfigurable Servo to stabilize the comb tooth spacing of a microresonator frequency comb and shares […]
  10. Photonics West (12/23/2015) - Vescent Photonics will be attending Photonics West at Moscone Center in San Francisco from 13 to 18 February, 2016.  We invite you to visit us at booth 4159 and see the latest developments in non-mechanical beam steering as well as lasers, electronics, and electro-optics for the AMO community. If you just can’t wait for your […]