Thorlabs, Inc
RP Photonics AG
Renesas Electronics Corporation.
Optica Publishing Group
Microsemi Corporation
Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
AMS Technologies AG
AIP Publishing LLC.
Agiltron Inc.

12 Optical Modulator Manufacturers in 2024

This section provides an overview for optical modulators as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 12 optical modulator manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked optical modulator companies as of July, 2024: 1.Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., 2.Agiltron Inc., 3.FindLight.

Table of Contents

List of 12 Optical Modulator Manufacturers

*Including some distributors, etc.

Sort by Features

  • Default
  • Company Size: largest first
  • Year Founded: oldest first
  • Year Founded: earliest first

Sort by Area

  • United States of America
  • Germany
  • Japan
    • Thorlabs, Inc
      • United States of America Address: 43 Sparta Ave Newton, New Jersey, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Thorlabs, Inc, established in Newton, NJ in 1989, is a manufacturer of photonics equipment for research, manufacturing, and biomedical applications. Their product portfolio includes optical components, for use in imaging, sensing, and spectroscopy applications, spectrometers and analyzers used for research and industrial applications, fiber optic components and photomultiplier tubes, and imaging devices that capture and measure light signals for diverse applications in scientific research. The company has sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, China, and Brazil.

    • Microsemi Corporation
      • United States of America Address: 1 Enterprise, Aliso Viejo, California, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Microsemi Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California. Microsemi is a subsidiary of Microchip Technology Incorporated. Microsemi is a provider of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace, communications, data center, and industrial markets. A few of Microsemi’s product lines include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, power management products, timing and synchronization devices, and RF solutions. Microsemi’s technological strengths are in connectivity, energy efficiency, miniaturization, power management, and security.

    • Agiltron Inc.
      • United States of America Address: 15 Presidential Way, Woburn, Massachusetts, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Agiltron Inc., founded in 2001 and headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, is a manufacturer and developer of premium optical and photonic components and systems for communications, sensing, and instrumentation. The company is an ISO 9001 certified optical systems producer with a team of scientists and engineers, and well-equipped modern facilities. It serves markets with both standard products and customer-driven special product development. Its products are based on optical, micromechanical, and electro-optic systems, in combination with its competencies in manufacturing, imaging systems, and infrared photonics.

    • FindLight
      • United States of America Address: 3790 El Camino Real, #538, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

      Company Overview

      FindLight, located in Berkeley, California, United States, is an online marketplace for the photonics industry, connecting buyers and sellers of photonics products on a single platform, was founded in 2013. The company's platform is organized into a hierarchy of product categories, including lasers, optics, optomechanics, light detection systems, and other photonics products. They aim to simplify the shopping process in the photonics industry by seamlessly connecting sellers and buyers on one easy-to-use platform. They were founded after an extensive customer discovery process conducted in the frameworks of NSF I-Corp Entrepreneurship Program at UC Berkeley.

    • Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
      • Japan Address: 325-6, Sunayama-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., established in 1953 and headquartered in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a manufacturer of sensors and emitters for both visible and invisible light. It stocks products like LEDs, lamps, and photodiodes used in several industries, including consumer electronics, dental imaging, and environmental monitoring. The sensor and light source components are also available as modules and units that can be incorporated into systems the company develops, like optical measurement systems or imaging systems. The ISO 9001-certified company stocks over 15,000 devices, units, and systems that ship to over 100 destinations worldwide, and it has ten research and production bases.

    • AMS Technologies AG
      • Germany Address: Fraunhoferstrasse 22 Martinsried, Bavaria, Germany

      Manufacturer Overview

      AMS Technologies AG is a German manufacturer of thermal management, photonics, and power technology products that was originally founded in 1982 as AMS Technologies GmbH before rebranding in 2007. Based in Munich, Bavaria, the company produces power technology systems such as resistors and capacitors, as well as optical components including spectrometers and fiber optics. It also offers thermal management solutions, such as vapor compression and liquid cooling systems for electronics or thermoelectrics. AMS Technologies operates internationally, with sales offices in France, Italy, Spain, and the UK. The company primarily serves clients in renewable energy, avionics, and nanotechnology R&D.

    • Renesas Electronics Corporation.
      • Japan Address: TOYOSU FORESIA, 3-2-24 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      Renesas Electronics Corporation was established in 2002 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Renesas is a global research, design, and manufacturer of semiconductors used in industries spanning automotive, consumer electronics, the internet of things, power & energy, and industrial sectors. Renesas manufactures both analog and digital products. Analog products include amplifiers, audio & video devices, data converters, PLC, and switches & multiplexers. Digital products include microcontrollers, memory components, sensors, wireless connectivity products, and others. Renesas also offers design resources such as kits, development tools, partner programs, and design tools.

    • Anritsu
      • Japan Address: 5-1-1 Onna, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      Anritsu Corporation, established in 1931 and based in Atsugi, Japan, is a manufacturer of electronic measuring instruments, quality assurance systems, and Information and Telecommunication equipment and devices. Its test and measurement products include power meters, power sensors, and conformance test systems, while X-ray inspection systems, metal detectors, and checkweighers ensure food safety and security. Other products like instrumentation-grade adapters and optical sensing equipment are used in IT. The company’s stock was listed in the 2nd section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1961, and in 1968, it was listed in the 1st section.


      Company Overview

      Electro Optical Components Inc., founded in 1997 and based in Santa Rosa, California, is a distributor of special electronic components such as infrared detectors, electronic amplifiers, and gas sensors. It represents European companies in North America, some of which include IMM Photonics GmbH, LBP Optics, and LED Microsensor NT. The company has a turnover of between $2,000,000 and $5,000,000 and supports several charities around Sonoma County, including Windsor Rotary, The Living Room, and Salvation Army. It has also awarded over 100 scholarships to bright students from Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College.

    • AIP Publishing LLC.

      Distributor Overview

      AIP Publishing LLC., founded in Melville, NY, in 2013 is a supplier of online research journals, conference proceedings, and essential information for physical scientists. The company's product portfolio includes e-books, product guides, sector news and peer-reviewed research journals covering a wide spectrum of subjects about science, technology, medicine, and social sciences. They serve industries such as Healthcare and Medicine, Industry and Innovation, Academia, and Social Sciences. wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the American Institute of Physics (AIP).

    • RP Photonics AG

      Distributor Overview

      RP Photonics was established in 2004 in Zürich, Switzerland as a supplier of digital marketing, software, and technical consulting in photonics. They provide online platforms for education and information with RP Photonics Encyclopedia which has over 1000 articles as an open online resource about photonics, and the RP Photonics Buyer’s Guide lists the suppliers for related products. Their Consultancy helps with product designing, problem-solving, and training for Lasers and Amplifiers, Nonlinear optics, Fiber Optics, Ultrashort Pulses, and Energy whereas their Software designing has products such as RP Fiber Calculator, Resonator, Q-Switch, etc. that are applicable in laser and medical device manufacturing.

Optical Modulator Manufacturer Ranking

*Including some distributors, etc.

Derivation Method

The ranking is calculated based on the click share within the optical modulator page as of July 2024. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.

Number of Employees

  1. Renesas Electronics Corporation.: 21,017
  2. Anritsu: 4,168
  3. Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.: 3,766

Newly Established Company

  1. RP Photonics AG: 2004 (20 years ago)
  2. Renesas Electronics Corporation.: 2002 (22 years ago)
  3. Thorlabs, Inc: 1989 (35 years ago)

Company with a History

  1. Anritsu: 1895 (129 years ago)
  2. Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.: 1953 (71 years ago)
  3. Thorlabs, Inc: 1989 (35 years ago)

Optical Modulator Manufacturers in United States

*Including some distributors, etc.

Global Distribution of Optical Modulator Manufacturers by Country

*Including some distributors, etc.

Country Number of Companies Share (%)
United States of America United States of America 4 50.0%
Japan Japan 3 37.5%
Germany Germany 1 12.5%

Related Products

Search from All Categories

This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. If you are a resident of another country, please select the appropriate version of Metoree for your country in the drop-down menu.

Copyright © 2024 Metoree