Menlo Systems is a leading developer and global supplier of instrumentation for precision metrology on the highest level. The company with headquarters in Martinsried near Munich is known for its Nobel Prize winning optical frequency comb technology. Our main product lines are optical frequency combs, solutions for time and frequency distribution, ultrastable lasers, terahertz systems, and femtosecond lasers. We deliver state-of-the-art products to customers from industry and academia worldwide. To push the limits of the measureable, we work closely with selected customers and develop new solutions for laser-based precision measurements.
Within AQuRA Menlo leads the design, engineering and integration of the AQuRA clock project. Menlo will provide the optical frequency comb, the stable reference cavity, the wavelength stabilization and control of the lasers systems, user level control software and technical project management.
Richard Zeltner received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in Integrated Life Science from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. During the course of this interdisciplinary programme he learned how photonic tools can be used for biological research, which sparked a broad interest in optics and photonics. Pursuing this new interest he joined the division of Prof. Gerd Leuchs at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen (MPL) in 2013 to work on his master’s thesis on refractometric sensing using whispering-gallery-mode resonators. For his PhD thesis he joined the division of Prof. Philip St.J. Russell at MPL in 2014, where he mainly worked on novel optical sensors based on optically propelled particles inside hollow-core photonics crystal fibers.
After receiving his PhD in autumn 2018 he joined Menlo Systems GmbH, a leading supplier and developer of laser systems for quantum technologies and precision metrology, in spring 2019. Based in Munich, Germany, Richard is working at Menlo as a project leader and executive assistant.