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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 experience in the ultrafast laser industry, our team is devoted to offering 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 multiple 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, Florian has the required know-how in laser physics and human skills to support each customer in their specific application.


Benjamin Rudin is 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 ETH Zurich, which was conducted in the group of Prof. Ursula Keller on ultrafast laser sources.

Benjamin is at the heart of the products 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 (Switzerland) and OneFive GmbH (Switzerland). At Menhir Photonics, Roger is in charge of the department of electronics and mechanics, as well as overview the production processes.

Markus Rudin is CFO and president of the board at Menhir Photonics AG

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 company.


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Menhir Photonics’ team is constantly 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 CV at


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