About Us

Vortran Laser Technology, Inc. (VLT) is a Sacramento, California based laser development and manufacturing facility. The senior R&D staff at Vortran has a combined experience of over 78 years in developing photonics products.  High-end instrumentation grade laser diode modules and photonics based systems for laboratory and OEM instrumentation use are the specialty of VLT.

Research and Development along with Product Development are of paramount importance to VLT.  This concept is important such that VLT is able to offer some of the finest performing lasers in the industry. The R&D team has spent great efforts to design the Stradus™ line of lasers so that the VLT lasers perform better in areas such as long-term power stability, pointing stability, beam quality, and ease of use.

Vortran’s facility in Sacramento is a modern facility that affords the R&D and manufacturing teams the luxury of an efficient layout complete with the latest test equipment and tools.


A new optics laboratory, fully equipped and staffed manufacturing area, along with engineering laboratories makes new product development and manufacturing  a breeze. The layout of the facility has been enhanced to accommodate future growth and higher manufacturing throughput as well as service. The executive management team of Vortran has made a commitment to remain in the Sacramento area for all phases of their operation - customers should have no fear that any of the operations would end up being relocated off-shore. Vortran is proud of their “Made in the USA” heritage.

Some of the Key Senior Personnel at Vortran Laser Technology, Inc.

Steve Throne:
Steve Throne is Vice President of Sales and Marketing who came to Vortran Laser after an extensive and successful 12 year term in laser diode module sales. Steve's degree in Mechanical Engineering along with his background in laser diode module sales has proven to be extremely helpful in assisting OEM customers in their laser application needs. You may contact Steve at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Chris Kruger:
Chris Kruger is Vice President of Operations with Vortran Laser Technology, Inc. and is the project engineer for the Stradus™ family of laser diode modules. Chris spent 24 years of photonics development experience at a large laser company. Chris is a key engineer for new product development as well as for custom OEM product development. Chris holds a BS in Electronics Engineering. You may contact Chris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Gerry Williams:
Gerry Williams is a Principal Development Engineer who came to Vortran after 35 years of successful product development experience with the same large laser company as Chris. Gerry’s expertise is analog and digital electronics design and development. New product development will involve Gerry’s designs and/or personal supervision. You can contact Gerry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .