About Us

Vescent Photonics, LLC, a privately held company, was founded in 2002 to develop and manufacture technologies in waveguide, electro-optics, tunable lasers, and electronics for precision laser control.  In 2016, Vescent successfully spun off its waveguide and beam steering technologies.

Vescent has successfully pivoted to become the leading designer and manufacturer of lasers, electro-optic tools, and control electronics used in precision optical measurements based on the quantum nature of physical systems.  It is our mission to provide low-SWaP, truly field-deployable products which enable state-of-the-art timing, time transfer, frequency transfer, quantum computing, precision navigation in both GPS-enabled & GPS-denied environments, next-generation spectroscopic techniques, and a host of other applications propelled by the Quantum 2.0 wave of scientific and engineering efforts currently underway.  We offer a full suite of cw & mode-locked lasers, frequency combs, and servoing, control, & stabilization electronics.

We are located in Golden, CO. Our close proximity to JILA, NIST, the University of Colorado, and several other government laboratories facilitates collaborative development. Our R&D and manufacturing facilities houses 1,000 square foot cleanroom for laser and electro-optic assembly, multiple optical laboratories, electronics development facilities and a machine shop. We also are corporate members in a number of professional societies.

Scott Davis leads Vescent as president and CEO after receiving the reins from Mike Anderson. Mike honed his expertise in this field as a post-doctoral fellow in the research group of Nobel Laureates Eric Cornell and Carl Wieman of the University of Colorado Physics Department. He was a primary author on the publication that first reported on the creation of a Bose-Einstein condensates. The company remains wholly owned by the original founders which, in addition to Mike include Scott Rommel and Scott Davis, all of whom have a scientific and/or engineering background as well as extensive business experience.