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Melles Griot

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1982 Photon Control Ltd was incorporated

1988 J. Bibby and Sons bought the US laser company[1]

1992 The name of Photon Control was changed to Melles Griot Ltd

By 1996 the company was making and servicing scientific and industrial electro-optical equipment; it was a subsidiary of J. Bibby and Sons[2]

2001 of Ely; Queen's Award for Innovation[3]

2004 Laser distributor[4]

Thorlabs and Melles Griot jointly announced the purchase of Melles Griot Ltd, Cambridgeshire, a division of the Melles Griot Corporation, Carlsbad CA, by Thorlabs, Inc.[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times Feb. 4, 1988
  2. 1996 Annual report
  3. The Times Apr. 23, 2001
  4. 2004 Barloworld Scientific Group Ltd annual report
  5. [1] Thorlabs press release