Precision Electro-Optic, Waveguide, and Laser Technologies

Management

Mike H. Anderson Ph.D., President and Founder:

Dr. Anderson has expertise in liquid-crystal devices, diode-lasers and laser stabilization, and electronics and electro-optics. He has designed and built numerous external cavity diode lasers, which he has used for spectroscopic studies and research in the trapping and cooling of neutral atoms. Notably, he was first author on  Observation of Bose-Einstein Condensation in Dilute Atomic Vapor published in the journal Science, July 1995. He has three patents issued and fourteen pending.

Scott R. Davis Ph.D., Vice President of Technology and Founder:

Dr. Davis has extensive experience with liquid crystal (LC) device physics, molecular and laser spectroscopy, precision metrology, and laser stabilization. While working at NIST in Gaithersburg and JILA in Colorado he acquired skills in lasers stabilization, optical frequency metrology, and molecular spectroscopy. At Vescent Dr. Davis is developing a range of LC-waveguide based devices.  He has  fourteen patents pending and/or issued.  Prior to starting Vescent Photonics, Dr. Davis worked in industry as an optical engineer, served as an NRC postdoc, and obtained his Ph.D. from JILA.

Scott D. Rommel, Vice President of Operations and Founder:

Mr. Rommel has over ten years of experience in LC-optic design and LC-device manufacturing, and over fifteen years of experience in general optical assembly. He has designed and built ellipsometers for wavelength metrology and quality control in the manufacture of precision polarization optics, and he was the project lead for a liquid-crystal polarimeter and microelectronic controller. As a co-founder of Vescent Mr. Rommel has developed micro-photonic and LC-waveguide test and assembly protocols.

Michael B. Radunsky

Michael B. Radunsky Ph.D., Director of Sales & Marketing:

Dr. Radunsky has over 15 years of experience in Marketing, Sales, and Product Management of lasers and photonics tools. His career began at Continuum Electro-optics where he helped develop one of the first market-ready pulsed OPO systems and other tunable and fixed-wavelength lasers. He has also managed ultrafast systems as well as external cavity diode and quantum cascade lasers. Dr. Radunsky also has extensive experience in international channel management and direct sales, including OEM account management.  Dr. Radunsky obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley and completed a postdoc at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.