Quantel designs, develops, manufactures, and commercializes laser systems for scientific, military, industrial, and medical applications worldwide. It offers lasers and laser sources, including industrial and scientific lasers, such as nanosecond lasers, laser diodes, fiber lasers, etc. in France, Germany, and the United states through research laboratories and industrial integrators; and a range of ultrasound products and lasers designed for ophthalmology to treat various eye pathologies. The company offers its products through a network of distributors. Quantel was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Les Ulis, France.