Lithuanian Altechna, a laser optics company, acquires Alpine Research Optics

Altechna, a provider of laser optics and optomechanical assemblies from Vilnius, has acquired Alpine Research Optics (ARO), situated in a hub of photonics research and technology in Boulder, Colorado. Both companies plan to triple their income in five years and will strengthen its positions.

  • Altechna is a custom laser optics company that develops and provides complex technological solutions and custom designs for laser optics and optomechanical assemblies for serial production of lasers. Its team consists of more than 120 employees.
  • Since 1991, Alpine Research Optics has specialized in high-quality UV laser optics, operating from a modern 35,000-square-foot facility. Its product range includes windows, lenses, mirrors, polarizers, beam splitters, and filters catering to semiconductors, micromachining, medical instruments, defense, aerospace, and research industries.
  • With the deal, both companies aim to multiply their income three times in laser technology over the next five years. In 2023, the combined revenues of the two companies are expected to reach more than €22 million.

“Bringing two industry-leading players together, with a combined 60 years in the photonics industry, will benefit the global laser industry. ARO’s strong foothold in durable, long life, high damage threshold coatings on tight tolerance substrates coupled with Altechna’s expertise in designing laser optics and optomechanical assemblies will raise the quality benchmark for worldwide laser companies,”

Travis Green, the owner and President for Alpine Research Optics, said.
  • Altechna plans to enhance its capacity to provide laser technology solutions and will create new job vacancies for technologists and engineers in the long run. As part of the acquisition, Travis Green will remain as the President of ARO.