Onyx Optics, Inc.,The management team of Onyx Optics, Inc. is committed to efficient manufacture of components for both R&D and production phases.
David Meissner, President
David Meissner is responsible for New Business Development, corporate strategy, and management of facilities. He oversees operations and ensures continued improvement of systems, processes, and policies in support of long-term operational excellence. David manages and develops various government and defense contracts and is involved in commercial sales. Mr. Meissner is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara, specializing in Business (BS, 2000) and Communications (BS, 2000).
Stephanie Meissner, CEO and Production Manager
Stephanie is responsible for supervising all aspects of Onyx’s financial strategies, processes, and operations. Her key focus is to continue to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of Onyx's manufacturing to meet and exceed customer needs. Stephanie is also responsible for the administration of government contracts. She is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (BA, 1997) and Regis University (MBA, 2007).
Dr. Helmuth Meissner, Founder and CTO
Dr. Meissner founded Onyx Optics, Inc. in 1992 and has extensive experience in providing leadership in the pursuit and commercialization of innovative technical ideas starting from concept to final product. Dr. Meissner is the inventor of Adhesive-Free Bond® of single crystals for laser and optical applications, of solid state laser components with undoped end sections and waveguide lasers. His work in materials science and composite solid state lasers has led to a number of issued U.S. patents on solid state laser composites, employing Adhesive-Free Bond (AFB®) crystal or glass components. These composite structures of crystals and glasses have been recognized throughout the world as a new design tool for solid state laser engineering that have enabled power scaling and laser performance inaccessible with conventional non-composite architectures.
Dr. Huai-Chuan Lee, Materials Scientist
Dr. Lee has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the method to measure refractive index differences and thermal conductivity. He has developed the orientation technique for measuring and correcting BBO nonlinear optical crystals in preparation for walk-off correction. Most recently, Dr. Lee is conducting the fabrication and characterization of chalcogenide laser components for thermal management, waveguiding and optical properties. He is the author of many scientific papers reporting on AFB® components.