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    Thorlabs is a company that provides photonics equipment for research, manufacturing, and biomedical applications. It designs and distributes a range of products with a focus on imaging, optomechanics, motion control, light analysis, and fiber optics areas. In addition, the company provides OEM, customization, and technical support services.
    HQNewton, NJ, US

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    Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)961(+2%)
    Cybersecurity ratingCMore
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    Key People/Management at Thorlabs

    Alex Cable

    Alex Cable

    President, CEO
    Michael Mohammadi

    Michael Mohammadi

    Director of Sales and Technical Services
    Torsten Lytken

    Torsten Lytken

    Infrastructure System Director
    Ike Jariel

    Ike Jariel

    General Manager - Measurement Systems
    Peter Fendel

    Peter Fendel

    Chief Technology Officer
    Rick Chiong

    Rick Chiong

    Program Manager - D365 F&O Transformation
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    Thorlabs Office Locations

    Thorlabs has offices in Newton, Ann Arbor, Austin, Blairstown and in 17 other locations
    Newton, NJ, US (HQ)
    56 Sparta Ave
    Ann Arbor, MI, US
    110 Parkland Plaza
    Austin, TX, US
    4120 Freidrich Ln
    Blairstown, NJ, US
    30 Lambert Rd
    Jessup, MD, US
    10335 Guilford Rd
    Lafayette, CO, US
    2655 Crescent Dr Suite A
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    Thorlabs Financials and Metrics

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    Thorlabs Operating Metrics

    Aug, 2019May, 2021

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    Thorlabs Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

    Company NameDateDeal Size
    Crystalline Mirror SolutionsFebruary 03, 2020
    CirtemoMay 02, 2019
    Coda Devices Inc.
    Dammes Grundstücksverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. Vermietungs KG
    Maxion Technologies, Inc.
    Suoleibo photoelectric technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Thorlabs Canada Ulc
    Thorlabs Elliptec GmbH
    Thorlabs Imaging Research Group, LLC
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    Thorlabs News and Updates

    Expanded our crystalline #supermirrors product line

    We've expanded our crystalline #supermirrors product line! These 1550 nm #mirrors feature finesse of 300,000 and reflectance greater than 99.999%. See the full presentation for more details:

    Attending the OSA Applied Industrial Optics (AIO) conference this week

    Attending the OSA Applied Industrial Optics (AIO) conference this week? Join our presentation on frequency comb based sensing platforms, or join one of our panels!

    Thorlabs Adds Volume Phase Holographic Gratings to Its Catalog

    Thorlabs has announced the release of a new line of in-house-manufactured volume phase holographic (VPH) gratings to its stocked catalog offering. VPH gratings consist of a gelatin film with periodic index modulations that is sealed between two AR-coated glass substrates. The resulting VPH gratings …

    Invitation to attend this free webinar and Q&A

    Want to know more about #laser-induced damage thresholds? We invite you to attend this free webinar and Q&A

    Join us tomorrow for a live webinar and Q&A about Polarization-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography (PS-OCT)

    Don't forget! Join us tomorrow for a live webinar and Q&A about Polarization-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography (PS-OCT). Learn about the principles of PS-OCT and see the technology in action!

    Optical Fiber Communications Conference

    Attending the Optical Fiber Communications Conference? Check out our virtual exhibition through Friday or attend the Career Fair on Thursday from 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM Eastern!
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    Thorlabs Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was Thorlabs founded?

      Thorlabs was founded in 1989.

    • Who are Thorlabs key executives?

      Thorlabs's key executives are Alex Cable, Michael Mohammadi and Torsten Lytken.

    • How many employees does Thorlabs have?

      Thorlabs has 961 employees.

    • Who are Thorlabs competitors?

      Competitors of Thorlabs include Excelitas Canada, Teledyne DALSA and Qioptiq Photonics UK.

    • Where is Thorlabs headquarters?

      Thorlabs headquarters is located at 56 Sparta Ave, Newton.

    • Where are Thorlabs offices?

      Thorlabs has offices in Newton, Ann Arbor, Austin, Blairstown and in 17 other locations.

    • How many offices does Thorlabs have?

      Thorlabs has 21 offices.