Photonics Heritage

Photonic Innovation is in Our DNA

Excelitas Technologies is a technology leader in delivering high-performance, market-driven photonic innovations to meet the illumination, optronic, detection and optical technology requirements of customers worldwide.

Since our inception in 2010, Excelitas continues expanding our technology and capabilties portfolio to broaden the scope of markets and applications that we can address and better serve our customers’ successes. We have achieved this growth through both organic innovation and development, as well as through the strategic acquisition of leading-edge photonics companies, some of whom enjoy a long-standing photonic heritage reaching back more than 140 years.

Here is the story of our proud and ongoing photonic evolution.

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Axsun Technologies

Excelitas Technologies acquires Axsun Technologies Inc. a privately-held company specializing in the development and production of MEMS-based optical engines for medical imaging, industrial spectroscopy, and telecommunications applications. 

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REO Research Electro Optics

Excelitas acquires Research Electro-Optics (REO) Inc., a privately-held company specializing in the volume manufacture of high-precision optical components, optical thin film coatings, and optical sub-assemblies, as well as high-performance HeNe lasers for instrumentation and metrology applications across a wide range of market sectors.

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AEA Investors

Excelitas Technologies is acquired by a leading private equity firm, AEA Investors, LP, finalized on December 4, 2017. AEA Investors manages funds that have approximately $10 billion of invested and committed capital and AEA Private Equity invests across four sectors: value added industrial products, specialty chemicals, consumer/retail and services.

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Lumen Dynamics

Excelitas acquires Lumen Dynamics, a privately-held company specializing in the design and manufacture of LED and Lamp-based UV curing and fluorescence illumination systems.

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Qioptiq

Excelitas acquires Qioptiq, a privately-held company specializing in the design and manufacture of optical and photonic products and solutions serving an expansive range of markets and applications.

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Kaiser Systems

Excelitas acquires Kaiser Systems Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of custom, high-voltage power systems for medical, industrial, and safety and security applications.

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Carsan Engineering

Excelitas acquires Carsan Engineering, an engineering design company and world leader in the manufacture of arc lamp power supplies for the medical and dental markets.

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Excelitas Technologies Corp.

Excelitas Technologies Corp. is established as a spin-off from Perkin Elmer. Established as an independent company through private equity firm Veritas Capital.

Previously, our Perkin Elmer legacy originated from three MIT professors establishing the opto-electronic cornerstone of EG&G in 1947. Over the next 50 years, EG&G acquired various photonics properties in the expansion of its own light detector & sensor, laser emitter and illumination technologies portfolio.

In 1999, EG&G acquired the Analytical Instrumentation division of Perkin Elmer and assumed the company name of its acquisition, under which it flourished up through 2010.