Address 4775 Walnut Street #102
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone 973-300-3000
Description Thorlabs, a vertically integrated photonics products manufacturer, was founded in 1989 to serve the laser and electro-optics research market. As that market has spawned a multitude of technical innovations, Thorlabs has extended its core competencies in an effort to play an ever increasing role serving the Photonics Industry at the research end, as well as the industrial, life science, medical, and defense segments.
Products/Services Most recently, the company acquired a series of ultrafast fiber lasers, OPAs and NOPAs to complement the existing portfolio of products used in 2- and 3-photon imaging, ophtalmology, and time resolved studies in the NIR and MIR. The organization’s highly integrated and diverse manufacturing assets include semiconductor fabrication of Fabry-Perot, DFB, and VCSEL lasers; fiber towers for drawing both silica and fluoride glass optical fibers; MBE/MOCVD epitaxial wafer growth reactors; extensive glass and metal fabrication facilities; advanced thin film deposition capabilities; crystalline coating capabilities, and optomechanical and optoelectronic shops.
Keywords Optics, photonics, life science, imaging, microscopy, 3-photon, 2-photon, NOPA, OPA, ultrafast, fiber laser, fiber, optomechanics, optoelectronics, glass fabrication, optical coatings, VCSEL, OCT, semiconductor fabrication, fiber drawing, crystalline coating, coherent sources, incoherent sources, motion control, optical tables, work stations