Member Directory

Optics and photonics are a significant component of the southwestern Montana economy. On a per-capita basis, Bozeman, Montana has one of the highest densities of optics companies found anywhere in the United States. Many of these companies were founded by Montana State University graduates, often through MSU technology transfer.

Advanced Electronic Designs, Inc

AED provides software, FPGA, and electronic hardware product development services for the photonics industry and beyond.  For 25 years, our innovative solutions have resulted in lasting collaborations and elevated our clients’ presence in their respective markets.

Bozeman, Montana

AdvR, Inc.

AdvR specializes in engineered nonlinear optical technologies, offering a wide range of products for frequency conversion and phase modulation. With capabilities in bulk and waveguide based LN, MgLN, and KTP, AdvR is able to offer custom solutions for applications requiring SHG, SFG, DFG, SPDC, or THG for wavelengths from the UV to IR.

Bozeman, Montana 59715

Agile Focus Design

Agile Focus Designs specializes in optical microelectromechanical systems through the development of state of the art technology to enable agile focusing in imaging applications.

Bozeman, Montana

Altos Photonics

Altos Photonics offers femtosecond, mode locked, and Q-switched lasers and tunable systems for research and industrial customers. Additional products include non-linear crystals (BBO, KTP, ZGP, KYW, KGW, etc), optical mounts, USB-controlled stages, and other related products. Altos Photonics sells and services products from EKSPLA, Eksma Optics, Light Conversion & Standa.

Bozeman, Montana

Ascent Vision Technologies

Ascent Vision is a leading service and product provider in the aerospace and defense industries. Our expert team leverages cutting-edge technology and extensive operational experience to bring our customers a tailored solution at unmatched value. From best-in-class aviation services, to industry-leading aerial imaging and downlink technology, to full-spectrum security and training: Ascent Vision is your answer. We constantly strive for maximum performance, aggressive innovation, and extraordinary value.

Bozeman, Montana


Aurora, founded in 2017 by the leading experts in self-driving, is committed to delivering the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. Through rigorous engineering and applied machine learning, the company is building the Aurora Driver, a platform that brings together software, hardware and data services to fully operate any passenger or commercial vehicle.

Bozeman, Montana


Bridger Photonics

Bridger Photonics provides disruptive LiDAR solutions for industrial metrology and oil and gas industries.

Bozeman, Montana

FLIR / Scientific Materials Corporation

Scientific Materials is the leading maker of high quality and next generation crystalline laser materials in the world, producing laser crystals and specialty parts for applications in Medical, Military, Industrial and Scientific markets.

Bozeman, Montana

Image Labs International

Image Labs International provides a solid selection of the best imaging equipment on the market. Image Labs provides machine vision cameras, lenses, lighting, frame grabbers, and mounts for machine vision applications. Our experienced specialists support you to select the perfect combination of machine vision components to solve your imaging task. Get the vision solution and all components you need from a single source.

Bozeman, Montana

Laser Lab Source

Laser Lab Source is niche marketplace platform developed for laser laboratory product manufacturers and their customers. We give customers the power to shop from 100’s of the best product suppliers around the World. We help manufacturers get more orders from hard to find OEM and R&D buyers globally. We do this by providing them access to sell to over 12,000 shoppers per month through our marketplace.

Our marketplace websites include:

Bozeman, Montana

Lattice Materials LLC

Lattice Materials is the world’s leading manufacturer of silicon and germanium infrared optical blanks, curves, laser mirror blanks, Czochralski crystal growth seeds, sputtering target material and CNC machined specialty silicon parts.

Bozeman, Montana


MicroLab develops and markets computer based data acquisition tools and software for chemistry.  MicroLab solutions help provide students with a solid understanding of important chemical principles, an appreciation of science as a process of inquiry, and an awareness of the role of chemistry in their everyday lives.  At the same time, MicroLAB solutions help college and university faculty to achieve balance between teaching responsibilities and the obligations of research.

Bozeman, Montana

Montana Instruments

Montana Instruments Corporation designs and manufactures high-precision electrical, optical, and cryogenic systems for quantum materials research and the quantum computing, sensing, and networking industries.

Bozeman, Montana

Elemental Scientific Lasers

With decades worth of combined experience, the Bozeman based team is ready to work with you on an application solution for your LA-ICP-MS specific analysis needs. We look forward to working with you to improve the speed, precision and accuracy of your ICP-MS or ICPOES analysis. ESL laser ablation products are designed and developed with an emphasis on superior performance and benchmark analytical results, application flexibility, operating convenience and reliability.

Bozeman, Montana


LUMIBIRD is one of the world’s leading specialists in lasers. With 50 years of experience and expertise in 3 key technologies – solid-state lasers, laser diodes and fiber lasers – the group designs, manufactures and markets high performance lasers for the industrial (manufacturing, lidar sensors), scientific (laboratories and universities), medical (ophthalmology) and defense markets. LUMIBIRD (formerly Quantel-Keopsys group) is on the Euronext Stock Exchange and employs 800 people. With development and manufacturing facilities in France and Quantel USA in Bozeman MT, and a strong world-wide sales and service network, the group serves a global customer base.

Bozeman, Montana 

MKS / ILX Lightwave

ILX Lightwave™ is now a brand under Newport. Since 1986, with the introduction of the first bench-top precision laser diode current source, we have continued to develop our precision measurement and control technology to offer a full line of innovative instruments, test systems and accessories. ILX Lightwave products are used throughout the world in research and development labs and production areas, wherever photonic technology is advancing. We maintain our market leadership through the relentless pursuit of quality, performance, and innovation.

Newport is a brand within the MKS Instruments Light & Motion division. The Newport product portfolio consists of a full range of solutions including motion control, optical tables and vibration isolation systems, photonics instruments, optics and opto-mechanical components. For more information, visit

Bozeman, Montana

NWB Sensors, Inc

We are a thermal imaging technology company located in beautiful Bozeman, MT. We currently provide after market modifications to the Photon Core line of thermal cameras provided by FLIR. 

Bozeman, Montana

OpTeC / Montana State University

The Optical Technology Center (OpTeC) is a multidisciplinary center at Montana State University, offering opportunities for students, faculty, industry, and other interested partners to learn and work together to find solutions to practical problems and to discover new applications for optical technology.

Bozeman, Montana

Phenix FO

Our goal at Phenix FO is to achieve excellence without compromise in fiber optics instrumentation, and our method is one of attending to a level of detail – both in development and design – that is unprecedented in this field.

Bozeman, Montana

Quantum Composers

Quantum Composers is an internationally recognized leader in precision digital pulse generators and laser micromachining systems specifically for LCD/OLED panel repair during fabrication. Since 1993, Quantum has, in addition to providing standard pulse generators and laser micromachining system, leveraged its skill in precision timing, fpga design and microcontrollers to provide custom instruments including specialized pulse generators, digital cameras, laser controllers, electro-optical modules and laser systems.

Bozeman, Montana

Resonon, Inc

Resonon specializes in the manufacture and sales of high-performance, lightweight, compact, and affordable hyperspectral imaging cameras. We sell individual cameras, as well as completely integrated hyperspectral data acquisition systems for benchtop, field, and airborne platforms.

Bozeman, Montana

Revibro Optics

Revibro manufactures miniature deformable mirrors for high-speed focus control. Initially designed for laser scanning microscopy, these mirrors can change focal length from infinity (flat) to 60mm at up to 10kHz operation, and are applicable in any system requiring compact or high speed focus control. Our team has expertise in MEMS manufacturing and micro-optics.

Bozeman, Montana

S2 Corporation

S2 Corporation is a dynamic, high-technology based small business that aims to provide creative ultra-wideband sensing and signal processing solutions for multiple customers. S2 Corporation is experienced in research and development, simulation, proof-of-concept designs, and external testing.

Bozeman, Montana

Sensory Labs

Sensory Labs designs and integrates industrial imaging systems for a wide variety of applications, including space satellites, aerial mapping, and laboratory research systems. Our hands-on expertise saves our customers time and money, allowing them to quickly field their systems.

Bozeman, Montana

Vision Aerial

Vision Aerial, designs and manufactures novel drone aircraft systems for commercial inspection and surveying applications. Founded in 2013, Vision Aerial’s uniquely adaptive systems have been deployed in a wide range of civilian and military applications.

Bozeman, Montana

Wavelength Electronics

For over 25 years, Wavelength Electronics has developed high precision, patented, low noise laser diode & quantum cascade laser drivers as well as ultra stable temperature controllers for both OEM system integrators and researchers needing benchtop instruments. The high performance specifications and easy-to-use packaging options accelerate prototyping. Pair that with hassle-free orders that ship from stock and free, responsive technical support and you’ll see why so many companies have chosen to make Wavelength part of their development team. Let Wavelength keep up with the best available technology and safety features while you focus on proving the laser or thermoelectric in your system.

Bozeman, Montana

Yellowstone Scientific Instruments

Yellowstone Scientific Instruments was founded in 2009 to develop a new class of instrumentation for chemical analysis. The focus of the Company is on designing, developing and manufacturing portable, easily-operated, handheld instruments that may be readily used in the field, as, for example,  in measuring the presence of chemicals in environmentally sensitive areas.

Big Sky, Montana


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