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Experience in ultrafast:

> 30 years


Our company focuses on customer satisfaction and industrial markets, by placing the emphasis on the reliability and robustness of our products. With over 30 years of cumulative experiences in the ultrafast laser industry, our team is devoted to offer cutting-edge femtosecond laser solutions allowing applications in any situation, from laboratories to harsh environment.

Through innovative design and technology, we have developed femtosecond laser systems reaching a repetition rate up to 2.5 GHz with unprecedent reliability and noise-performances.



Florian Emaury - CEO at Menhir Photonics AG

Dr. Florian Emaury

Florian cumulates > 8 years of experience in the field ultrafast laser development applied to advanced applications such as metrology, microscopy and nonlinear optics. He combines multiples experiences from large laser companies like Fianium Ltd. (UK)  and Coherent Inc. (San Jose, CA, USA), but also from start-ups with Micpulse (Zurich, CH).

With a PhD in ultrafast lasers obtained at ETH Zurich in the group of Prof. Ursula Keller, has the required know-how in laser physics and human skills to support each customer in their specific applications.


Benjamin Rudin - CTO at Menhir Photonics AG

Dr. Benjamin Rudin

Benjamin cumulates > 12 years of experience in the field ultrafast lasers thanks to >7 years of experience in the laser industry. He brings a high-level of technical and management expertise in laser design and production. He holds a PhD in physics from the ETH Zurich, which was conducted in the group of Prof. Ursula Keller in the field of ultrafast laser sources.

Benjamin is at the heart of the product development at Menhir Photonics. As Chief Technical Officer (CTO), he is in charge of the design and supervision of our products, as well as bringing state-of-the-art innovation in our company.


Head of Electronics & Production at Menhir Photonics AG

Dr. Roger Valentin
- Head of Electronics and Production

Roger is an expert in the design and production of analog & digital electronics for photonic systems. His focus lies in the development of low noise current sources for laser modules and RF systems for laser synchronization, thanks to experiences as head of electronics for VOLPI AG and OneFive GmbH. At Menhir Photonics, Roger is in charge of the department of electronics and mechanics, as well as overview the production processes.

Markus Rudin is COO

Prof. Markus Rudin
- CFO and President of the Board

Markus brings valuable management experience thanks to > 20 years of experiences as head of many departments at Novartis Pharma AG followed by > 12 years of professorship at ETH Zurich in the field of modern biomedical imaging. He plays a main role in the human and administrative management of the company, as well as in the legal aspects of this venture.


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Menhir Photonics is now an ETH spin-off



Photonics West 2019 – Booth #4480

5 - 7 February 2019 - The Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, United States
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Laser World of Photonics – Munich 2019

24 – 27 June , 2019 - Munich, Germany
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Company Launch

Menhir Photonics AG was official launched on May 4th 2018.
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Menhir Photonics’ team is growing, and we welcome talented people that share our vision and want to boost their career in a fast-growing business environment. If you are interested in joining us, please send us an email with your resume at