Optimax is set up to manufacture, test and deliver high precision optics, including aspheres, cylinders, prisms, spheres, and freeforms with the speed and quality your project demands. Over the past 25 years, we have grown to nearly 300 employees and expanded our capabilities to include innovative research and production volumes. As one of the largest optical manufacturing companies, we remain committed to small volume, high quality, and quick delivery.


SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 257,000 constituents from approximately 173 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.


II‐VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and opto‐electronic components, is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in the industrial, optical communications, military, life sciences, semiconductor equipment, and consumer markets. Headquartered in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, with research and development, manufacturing, sales, service, and distribution facilities worldwide, the Company produces a wide variety of application‐specific photonic and electronic materials and components, and deploys them in various forms including integrated with advanced software to enable our customers’ success.


MKS Instruments, Inc. is the parent company of Newport Corporation®, Spectra-Physics® and Ophir®, leaders is photonics, optics, lasers and motion/vibration control. MKS is a worldwide leader in technology solutions for thin film, process and industrial manufacturing, environmental monitoring, defense and security, life sciences and research.


Hamamatsu Photonics products and technology include optical sensors, light sources, and systems that use these components. They are applied to various new technologies and devices to support people’s lives and help realize a more comfortable and prosperous society. Our products are widely used for state-of-the-art medical equipment, test and inspection systems, microscopes that reveal the functions of cells, and giant telescopes that explore the mysteries of the universe.


Modulight designs and manufactures lasers and optics for personalized medicine and better life. We provide biomedical lasers for oncology, genetics and ophthalmology, supporting laser solutions like system integration service and laser design & manufacturing.


Founded in 2007 by Dr. Victor X. Liu and headquartered in Xi’an, China, Focuslight Technologies Inc. is a fast-growing company that develops and manufactures high power diode lasers (photon generation) and laser optics (photon control) used in various applications in advanced manufacturing, health, research, automotive and information technology. Currently, our business scope is being extended by the development and manufacturing of photonic application modules and systems (photonics application solutions, including LiDAR transmitter modules and UV-L optical systems). With our extensive engineering expertise and know-how, Focuslight is dedicated to providing customers with well-matched comprehensive solutions that enable our customers’ success in their own business. 


Spectrogon provides competitive state-of-the-art optical components and sub-systems based on interference and/or diffraction for controlling light, primarily in measurement applications. Specialized markets include: instrumentation for medical diagnostics, industrial process control, robotics, environmental measurements, optical communications and various other related analytical instrumentation.


Over our history, Thorlabs has invested heavily in the infrastructure and capital equipment needed to manufacture the majority of products we sell. These in-house manufacturing capabilities also give us the freedom to develop OEM solutions. Consequently, we are able to partner with you, not only during the concept phase when one traditionally buys a basket of items in small quantities, but also when you reach full production and need a partner capable of manufacturing quantities of select items to exact specifications that can be called off as needed.


Necsel designs and manufactures high powered visible lasers. With the financial backing of Ushio Inc., one of the world’s largest specialty light source manufacturers, Necsel has become the leader in visible laser system solutions. Necsel’s unique patented technology has transformed cinema projection and specialty lighting markets.


Launch Team puts strategy into action, helping optics, photonics and tech companies enter new markets, launch new products, grow and change. Since 1986, we've built a track record of results for science and engineering-driven companies.


Photodigm is the world’s leading specialist manufacturer of single spatial and longitudinal mode laser diodes. Our monolithic laser diode products deliver unsurpassed performance for atom optics, non-linear optics, precision instruments, and high speed pulsed operation where beam quality and spectral purity are critical.  Our team designs, produces, and delivers superior laser products by focusing on the needs of our customers, then projecting those requirements onto the semiconductor in our own wafer fabrication facility.



The Swiss photonics industry, with almost 10,000 employees has the 9th largest count of photonics companies and the 9th place for revenues contributing to photonics component production worldwide. Switzerland Innovation, with its 6 Swiss innovation parks, enables companies to gain competitive advantage via interdisciplinary collaboration, technology and knowledge transfer, networking and business development consulting.