6 October 2021

With the Best Measuring Instruments, One Can Measure What No One Could Measure Before.

20 Years Menlo Systems – 20 Years Precision in Photonics

Menlo Systems

Caption: Menlo Systems' headquarters in Martinsried near Munich

More than once, seemingly tiny differences between measurement and theory have led to major advances in fundamental knowledge. The emergence of modern science itself is closely linked to the art of accurate measurement. Prof. Hänsch, Dr. Holzwarth, and Dr. Mei founded the Menlo Systems GmbH in 2001 with the vision to develop the most accurate instruments and techniques for the optical spectroscopy and to bring them to the market.

As the pioneer of the optical frequency comb and femtosecond fiber lasers, Menlo Systems has worked with its customers to shape and continually expand the applications of frequency combs in the early years. 20 years after, optical frequency combs constitute the enabling technology for the quantum technologies and for quantum computers, as well as for numerous high precision metrology applications.

Caption: Menlo Systems' optical frequency combs

In metrology institutes worldwide, they are the gold standard. Ultra stable lasers serving as optical reference systems, and terahertz spectroscopy systems complete the product portfolio and allow users to achieve highest precision in photonics. All products are manufactured at the headquarters in Martinsried near Munich. Menlo Systems' sales offices in the US, in China, and in Japan, and a global distributor network guarantee close relations to customers during and after the sales process at any time and place. The 20th company anniversary and a steadily growing business are confirmation that the vision of our founders became reality.

About Menlo Systems:
Precision in Photonics. Together we shape light.

Menlo Systems GmbH is a leading developer and global supplier of instrumentation for high-precision metrology. The company with headquarters in Martinsried near Munich is known for its Nobel Prize winning optical frequency comb technology. With subsidiaries in the US and China and a global distributor network, Menlo Systems is closely connected to its customers from science and industry. The main product lines are optical frequency combs, time and frequency distribution, terahertz systems, ultrafast and ultrastable lasers, and corresponding control electronics. Besides standard production, Menlo Systems develops and manufactures custom made solutions for laser-based precision measurements.

Media Contact

Menlo Systems GmbH
Bunsenstraße 5
82152 Martinsried
Tel.: +49 89 189166 0
Fax: +49 89 189166 111

Menlo Systems, Inc.
56 Sparta Avenue
Newton, NJ 07860, USA
Phone: +1 973 300 4490
Fax: +1 973 300 3600

Menlo Systems K.K.
12-5, Chuo Godo Building, 
Naka-ku, Chuo 2-Chome,
Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan

Shanghai Menlo Systems Quantum Laser Technology Co., Ltd.
South Qilianshan Road,
Shanghai, China