About us

Doric Lenses was founded in January of 1995 with the mission to market patented gradient-index cylindrical lenses for collimation of laser diodes.

The lenses received two "best product" awards from influential photonics trade magazines in 1996 and quickly gained international recognition. Building on the success of gradient-index lenses, other types of cylindrical and acylindric lenses have been added to the product portfolio. What has started as a small marketing outlet, became a fully functional optical production facility producing a wide variety of optical components to the tightest tolerance.

The need for assembly of photonics devices during the telecom boom helped the company to redefine its optical component business to include photonics contract manufacturing services. The continuous stream of new optical components and diversified photonics contract manufacturing services has been fuelling the company’s steady growth turning it into a global supplier.

We strongly believe that only the companies with a highly-integrated system of optical component manufacturing, photonics contract manufacturing and photonics supply chain management can bring competitive high-volume photonics products rapidly to the market.

Back in 2007, the company started to make simple photonics devices for optogenetics under the “Doric” brand. As optical methods in neuroscience gained popularity the need for more sophisticated photonics hardware became evident. By responding to those needs promptly with quality instruments, the company became the leader in the field of neurophotonics hardware. Doric Lenses produces specialty light sources, fiber photometry systems, miniature fluorescence microscopes and much more.

Sead Doric, president