Menlo Systems GmbH
Menlo Systems GmbH is a leading developer and global supplier of instrumentation for high-precision metrology. The company with headquarters in the west of Munich is known for its Nobel Prize winning optical frequency comb technology. With subsidiaries in the US, Japan, and China and a global distributor network, Menlo Systems is closely connected to its customers from science and industry. The main product lines are optical frequency combs, time and frequency distribution, terahertz systems, ultrafast and ultra-stable lasers, and corresponding control electronics. Besides standard products, Menlo Systems develops and manufactures custom made solutions for laser-based precision measurements. Complete systems for quantum technology applications combine Menlo Systems’ core competencies and provide the enabling technology for the Quantum Revolution 2.0.
TOPTICA Photonics AG
Founded in 1998 near Munich (Germany), TOPTICA became one of the leading laser photonics companies by aiming for, and consistently delivering high-end specifications. TOPTICA develops and manufactures high-end laser systems for scientific and industrial applications. The portfolio includes diode lasers, ultrafast fiber lasers, terahertz systems and frequency combs. OEM customers, scientists, and over a dozen Nobel laureates all acknowledge the world-class exceptional specifications of TOPTICA’s lasers, as well as their reliability and longevity.
Micromachines MDPI (ISSN 2072-666X) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal, which provides an advanced forum for studies on micro/nano-scaled structures, materials, devices and systems. The journal publishes reviews, original research articles, and communications in this field. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their theoretical and experimental results in as much detail as possible. Therefore, there is no restriction on the length of the papers or the number of electronic supplementary files. Full details on experiments, materials and methods must be provided for a research article so that the results can be reproduced.
Micromachines received an updated CiteScore of 4.5 in 2021 on Scopus. In addition, we expect to receive a higher IF (around 3.5) at 2022 when the JCR releases 2021 IF (The real-time impact factor of Micromachines in 2021 is 3.488 currently).
PICadvanced is a SME company based in Aveiro, Portugal, which excels providing innovative solutions based on photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for standard optical interfaces and in developing products for access networks transceivers. PICadvanced was the first company to qualify efficient tunable optics implemented using novel techniques of co-design of electronics and optics for the NG -PON2 standard.
At the same time, PICadvanced offers consulting services to support customers solve their challenges from concept to implementation, including workflow control and supply chain management. This support includes optical component simulation and design for the various platforms and foundries available in the market; an innovative packaging solution that can be delivered at housing or transceiver level; and full characterization at component, module and transceiver levels to bring novel ideas to the next big product. Additionally, PICadvanced offers capability for designing electronic and control circuits (including software, firmware and DSP development), mainly oriented to optical network systems transceivers based on optical sub-assembly components or photonic integrated circuits, providing a full solution which brings together optics and electronics.