Thorlabs and greenTEG Enter into Exclusive Agreement

Thorlabs has entered into an exclusive agreement with Switzerland-based greenTEG for the integration and distribution of thermal sensors within the photonics market. Under the agreement, Thorlabs will develop a comprehensive OEM strategy for greenTEG’s thermal sensors, be the sole reseller in the photonics market segment, and incorporate them into its existing line of thermal power meter sensor heads.

“We are excited to incorporate greenTEG’s technologies into our power meter offering,” said Manfred Gonnert, Senior Project Leader for Thorlabs’ Power Meter Line. “The greenTEG sensors exhibit superior response over the entire spectral range from the UV to beyond 14 microns. That combined with their large active areas and thin profiles make them the sensors of choice for integration into our power meter product line.” 
Dr. Wulf Glatz, CEO and co-founder of greenTEG, adds to this: “The collaboration between greenTEG and Thorlabs dates back to 2013 and has become more and more intense over the years. We are very happy to enter in an exclusive supplier and reseller agreement with a renowned partner like Thorlabs and strongly believe that this cooperation will ultimately benefit the end user by offering high-quality measurement tools”.

The mutually beneficial agreement, which takes effect July 1, 2017, will enable both companies to focus on innovation, resulting in new and improved optical power measurement capabilities.

About Thorlabs: 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. The organization’s highly integrated and diverse manufacturing assets include semiconductor fabrication of laser diodes, optical amplifiers, lithium niobate modulators, quantum cascade/interband cascade lasers, and VCSEL lasers; fiber towers for drawing glass optical fibers (silica, fluoride, tellurite, and hollow core); MBE/MOCVD epitaxial wafer growth reactors; extensive glass and metal fabrication facilities; advanced thin film deposition capabilities; and optomechanical and optoelectronic shops.

About greenTEG: greenTEG AG was founded in 2009 as a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). The company develops, manufactures, and markets thermal sensors for heat flux and laser power/position measurements and provides consulting on the thermal integration of its products. Today, greenTEG supplies OEMs as well as scientists in corporate and university labs around the world with its unique products. The greenTEG team consists of 15 specialists in engineering, materials science, physics, and electric engineering. All sensors are fully developed and manufactured in Zurich, Switzerland.

Contact: 
Laurie Morgus, Ph.D. Physics 
Ecommerce Sales & Marketing Manager
Thorlabs, Inc.
973-300-3000
lmorgus@thorlabs.com

Holger Hendrichs, Ph.D. Science
Head of Sales and Marketing, VP
greenTEG AG
+41 44 633 06 97
hendrichs@greenTEG.com

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