About Us

Join a Team Making a Difference

Thorlabs was founded in 1989 with a simple mission: make photonics lab equipment more accessible to graduate students and junior professors. At the time, significant mark-ups and long lead times were the norm and we sought to build a loyal customer base using business practices based in speed, transparency, and support.

To this day, we have a love for science and an eye toward the future. We work hard to design and manufacture the tools that enable the next great steps in scientific discovery. If this excites you, we encourage you to apply!

Life at Thorlabs


We recognize each employee as a unique individual with the ability to grow, learn, and contribute to our success. We're seeking great people who will thrive in our fun, fast-paced, and inspired culture. Learn more about life at Thorlabs here.

About Photonics


Photonics is the science and technology of generating, harnessing, and analyzing light. The word photonics is based on "photon", meaning a particle of light. While photonics is our core market, we have expanded into other applications.

Global Footprint


As a global company, we empower our local teams to meet the unique needs of their customers. Each office has a distinctive feel, rooted in the community, but works with other teams to serve our diverse global market.



We benefit from the diversity of our workforce and seek to advocate and support the participation of historically excluded groups in our company and industry. Our DEI Employee Success Group is helping guide these efforts. Learn more about our initiatives.



We are committed to promoting environmental sustainability - from our packaging design, to manufacturing practices, to supporting local conservation efforts. Learn more about our journey here.

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