Press Release


Acquisition Adds Leading-Edge Ultrafast Lasers Technology to Spectra-Physics’ Portfolio

Santa Clara, CA, February 17, 2015 – Spectra-Physics®, a Newport Company, today reported that Newport Corporation has completed its previously announced acquisition of FEMTOLASERS Produktions GmbH, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultrafast laser systems. FEMTOLASERS joins the Spectra-Physics Lasers Group and adds cutting-edge ultrashort pulse technology to Spectra-Physics’ industry-leading portfolio of ultrafast lasers.

Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, FEMTOLASERS is widely recognized for developing the world’s highest precision ultrafast lasers, including the most advanced and stable carrier-envelope-phase stabilization technology as well as ultrafast lasers with pulse widths in the few femtoseconds and the highest contrast ratios. FEMTOLASERS products and technologies enable some of the most advanced research applications, including the pioneering of attosecond science to study physical, chemical and biological phenomena at the atomic and subatomic levels.

About Spectra-Physics

Founded over 50 years ago as the first commercial laser company, Spectra-Physics delivers breakthrough technologies that transform the way businesses operate and people live. From the manufacturing floor to the operating room to the research laboratory, the company has blazed a trail of discovery and success in lasers that continues to advance every day. Spectra-Physics is singularly focused on helping its customers use precision laser technologies to advance leading-edge science and propel industries forward. The company does so by offering groundbreaking technologies, deep applications expertise, disruptive cost-performance, a commitment to world-class customer experience, and the highest standards for operational excellence and continuous global improvement. Spectra-Physics is a Newport company and has offices in countries around the world, serving customers across a broad range of industry segments.

Company Contacts

Herman Chui
Sr. Director of Product Marketing
Tel: +1 408-980-6996

Elizabeth Peartree
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: +1 408-980-4305