Avenir Photonics
Avenir Photonics GmbH & Co. KG

About Avenir Photonics

Avenir Photonics takes portable and industrial spectroscopy to the next level. With over 10 years of experience in designing miniature spectrometers we create innovative solutions for challenges faced by scientists and engineers today.

We develop integrated photonic engines that include not only a spectrometer, but also light sources, sampling optics and embedded evaluation software. Our modular approach provides flexible systems that can easily be configured for a specific application. Unlike previous spectrometers our solutions specifically address the requirements of portable and industrial devices and open up many new applications in these fields.

Avenir Photonics was founded in 2021 and is located in Regensburg in southern Germany.

Avenir Photonics | Office at the technology center TechBase in Regensburg
Avenir Photonics has its office at the technology center TechBase in Regensburg

The Founder

The founder and CEO of Avenir Photonics is Dr. Jörg Ehehalt.

Jörg Ehehalt studied physics at universities in Heidelberg, Salt Lake City, Berlin and Regensburg. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Regensburg in 2009.

From 2010 to 2018 he worked for RGB Photonics GmbH in Kelheim as Director of Research and Development. There, he led the team that developed the Qwave, Qmini, Qstick and Qred spectrometers.

When the spectrometer business was acquired by Broadcom Inc. in 2018, he continued this work as the Lead Engineer for Spectrometers at Broadcom in Regensburg. In 2021 he left Broadcom to start his own company Avenir Photonics.

Dr. Joerg Ehehalt | Avenir Photonics
Dr. Jörg Ehehalt