Precision Electro-Optic and Laser Technologies

Company

Vescent 2018 Summer Family Portrait (Not pictured: Mike Anderson, Michael Radunsky, Ruth McCurry, Eduardo Oteiza)

Vescent Photonics, LLC-a privately held company-was founded in 2002 to develop and manufacture technologies in waveguide, electro-optics, tunable lasers, and electronics for precision laser control.  In 2016, Vescent successfully spun off its waveguide and beam steering technologies. Vescent continues to focus on leadership in non-mechanical, tunable lasers for spectroscopic sensing in emerging cold-atom applications, which is fully supported by a line of ultra-low noise electronics for precision laser control and stabilization.

Mike Anderson leads Vescent Photonics as president and CEO. Mike began his expertise in this field as a post-doctoral fellow in the research group of Nobel Laureates Eric Cornell and Carl Wieman of the University of Colorado Physics Department. He was a primary author on the publication that first reported on the creation of a Bose-Einstein condensates.  The company remains wholly owned by the original founder which, in addition to Mike include Scott Rommel and Scott Davis, all of whom have a scientific and/or engineering background as well as extensive business experience.

 

Facilities

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We are located in Arvada, CO.  Our close proximity to JILA, NIST, the University of Colorado, and several other government laboratories facilitates collaborative development. Our R&D and manufacturing facilities houses an 500 square foot cleanroom for laser and electro-optic assembly, multiple optical laboratories, electronics development facilities and a machine shop. We also are corporate member of the Colorado Photonics Industry Association (CPIA), the Colorado Advanced Photonics Technology Center (CAPT), and the Colorado Nano-fab Laboratory (CNL). All of our electronics and optical assemblies, including all liquid crystal devices, are designed and manufactured in Colorado.

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