Precision Electro-Optic, Waveguide, and Laser Technologies
  • Vescent is 2015 Prism Award Finalist


    Vescent Photonics is proud to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation.  The Prism Awards, sponsored by SPIE, honor the best new photonics products on the market.  We have been nominated to the Optics and Components category for our SEEOR laser scanner.

    The SEEOR (Steerable Electro-Evanescent Optical Refractor) is a completely non-mechanical beam steering device which features low SWaP and will allow the laser to interrogate a 35×8° field of regard.  Unlike resonant MEMS scanners, the SEEOR will allow you to not only rapidly scan a field, but will also allow zooming to specific portions of the field, point and hold capability, and tracking.  With no moving parts, it is not subject to inertial effects and the liquid crystal-based technology does not require the high power consumption of ao modulators.

    See you in San Francisco!

  • Vescent Staff Scientist Profiled by Denver Philharmonic

    That’s Vescent’s very own Senior Scientist Ben Luey being profiled on the Denver Philharmonic’s web page, the Buzz.  Ben has been with Vescent Photonics for 9 years and he has been playing the viola for the Denver Philharmonic all this time.  We are proud that Ben has found time to lead our Electrical and Optical Engineering teams through many successful product launches and SBIR grants as well as to enhance the Denver cultural environment.  Thanks, Ben.

  • Vescent Photonics Has Moved

    Front facadeVescent Photonics is proud to announce that we have moved our operations into a newer, larger facility. After bursting at the seams for a number of years, we have increased our square footage by roughly a factor of 3 to over 10,000 ft2. Our new building has freshly updated workspaces, including an abundance of power, light, and connectivity. It also boasts of expanded labs and production floor space, a stock room, and a 2,000 ft2 class 10,000 clean room.
    Our new home office is located at:
    14998 W. 6th Ave.
    Suite 700
    Golden, CO 80401
    We’d be pleased to host a visit if you’d like to see the new building.
    We did not change any of our phone lines or internet connectivity.

  • Vescent Introduces Q&A Forum
  • Laser Fusion Achieved at NIF

    Scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in Livermore, CA report that for the first time a laser-initiated plasma has produced more energy than was put into it.  Although the total amount of energy in the laser pulse was greater than that released, this is considered to be a significant step as greater than unity gain was achieved for the light that actually struck the target.  The group published their findings in Nature, the International Weekly Journal of Science.  News outlets, including NPR, have reported the story.

  • JILA Atomic Clock Hits New Level of Accuracy… and Mainstream Media

    A JILA team at Boulder, CO headed by Jun Ye has published their results on a new Strontium-based atomic clock demonstrating accuracy on the order of 1 second for the lifetime of the earth.  The clock, as reported in Nature1, has an accuracy of 6.4×10-18 and is based on a lattice of Strontium atoms.  The clock surpasses the accuracy of the previous record holders, clocks based on single ions2,3,4.

    Though the results were only released as an advanced online publication on 22 January (three days ago at the publication of this post), the clock has already been reported on in the mainstream media, including NPR, Nature World News, and the Daily Mail, demonstrating a widespread interest in atomic physics.

    Congratulations to the group for their efforts and results.





    1Bloom, B.J., Nicholson, T.L., Williams, J.R., Campbell, S.L., Bishof, M., Zhang, X., Zhang, W., Bromely, S.L., Ye, J. An optical lattice clock with accuracy and stability at the 10-18 level.  Nature  online.

    2Chou, C. W., Hume, D. B., Koelemeij, J. C. J., Wineland, D. J. & Rosenband, T. Frequency comparison of two high-accuracy Al+ optical clocks. Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 070802 (2010)

    3Huntemann, N. et al. High-accuracy optical clock based on the octupole transition in 171Yb+.Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 090801 (2012)

    4Madej, A. A., Dubé, P., Zhou, Z., Bernard, J. E. & Gertsvolf, M. 88Sr+ 445-THz single-ion reference at the 10−17 level via control and cancellation of systematic uncertainties and its measurement against the SI second. Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 203002 (2012)

  • 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs

    The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.”


    Congratulations Drs. Englert and Higgs!

    A description of the Nobel Prize-winning work.

  • Ana Maria Rey Wins MacArthur Fellowship for Cold Atom Theory Work

    JILA Fellow Dr. Ana Maria Rey has been awarded a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship, also known as a “Genius Grant.”  Dr. Rey has been developing the theory of cold atom physics including the theoretical underpinnings of  ultra-cold optical lattices and the large-scale entanglement between atoms.Ana Maria Rey, 2013 MacArthur Fellow

    We are proud that the MacArthur Foundation has recognized a member of the Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Community for this prestigious award.

    Congratulations Dr. Rey!

    Each year, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation identifies 20 to 30 exceptionally creative individuals with the potential for important work and provides them with financial support, freeing them to pursue their most innovative ideas. The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.

  • Vescent Adds Israeli Distributor

    Vescent is pleased to welcome Kedem Technologies as our exclusive representative in Israel.  Kedem Technologies was founded in 2012 as a representative and distribution agency focused on their Israeli customer base and products needing special care and technical understanding.  Founder Ari Mizrachi has over 10 years experience in the photonics industry.

    For further information contact:

    Ari Mizrachi
    Kedem Technologies
    Tel: +972 54 6888237
    US Line: +1 323 739 1608
    UK Line: +44 20 7048 3011
    Skype: ari_mizrachi
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  • Vescent Adds Distribution Channel in Singapore and Malaysia

    Vescent Photonics is pleased to announce that Inno-V Global will begin exclusive representation of Vescent products in Singapore and Malaysia.  Inno-V was established in 2009 with a focus on photonics related products and the vision to be one of the best solution providers in this industry.  Managing Director Chua Gee Hock has over 15 years of experience focused on the photonics market of Singapore and Malaysia.


    Inno-V Global Pte Ltd

    Address 994 Bendemeer Road #03-03 Singapore 339943
    Telephone +(65) 6296 1217


    Inno-V Global Sdn Bhd

    Address No. 44-2, Jln Putri 1/4, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Selangor Malaysia
    Telephone +603-80639368

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October 8, 2015 Uncategorized 0 comments

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics was shared by Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada) for their “discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass.” Congratulations!

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September 25, 2015 Uncategorized 0 comments

The Vescent Photonics SEEOR (Steerable Electro-Evanescent Optical Refractor) will non-mechanically steer an infrared laser over a 30ºx5º Field of View in a truly analog fashion allowing for raster scans, tracking, and random beam scans.  Two new videos show the capabilities of the SEEOR, including its performance in a closed-loop tracking situation. [/row] Contact Vescent for […]

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July 29, 2015 Uncategorized 0 comments

We are pleased to announce a new partnership for Vescent Photonics sales & service in Singapore and Malaysia.  APP Systems Services has joined the family and will be the sole distribution point for our products in their territory.  We look forward to working with APP and wish them a warm welcome. For further information, contact […]

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June 16, 2015 Uncategorized 0 comments

Laser World of Photonics at the Messe München from 22-25 June 2015 does a perfect job of combining technology with industrial application sectors for the widest variety of industries and uses. Come visit Vescent Photonics at the MGOS booth Hall A2 Booth 300.

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April 4, 2015 Uncategorized 0 comments

The US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Vescent Photonics 2 powerful patents protecting our liquid crystal waveguide technology.  Patents 8,989,523 and 8,995,038 were awarded for “Liquid Crystal Waveguide for Dynamically Controlling Polarized Light” and “Optical Time Delay Control Device” respectively. The first product based on this technology is being released at SPIE Defense, Security, […]

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April 3, 2015 Uncategorized 0 comments

CLEO 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. Vescent Photonics will be displaying its ICE and D2 product lines of high-speed, low-noise laser drive and control electronics. We will also […]

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March 17, 2015 Uncategorized 0 comments

SPIE Defense, Security, & Sensing 2015 hosts the most important technical conferences and exhibition on optics, imaging, and sensing for defense, security, industry, health, and the environment. Join us at the Baltimore Inner Harbor 20-24 April, 2015. Vescent Photonics will introduce our SEEOR Scannable Electro Evanescent Optical Refractor non-mechanical beam steering product. See us at […]

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