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Founding a company

In 2004, graduate engineer Dirk Günther founded Optomet GmbH together with his business partner and former fellow student, graduate engineer Qian Liu. Since then, the company has been developing and producing state-of-the-art measurement technology at its headquarters in Darmstadt to meet the highest requirements for vibration analysis in industry and research.



In 2011, the Darmstadt-based company was the first ever to use FPGAs in its instruments. Field Programmable Gate Arrays are the key components for pushing laser Doppler vibrometers to the limits of what is technically possible. Optomet was also the first in the world to present the infrared scanning vibrometer at the Automotive Testing Expo 2015 in Stuttgart. The market launch of the new OptoSCAN imaging full-field vibrometer software for intuitive data acquisition, analysis and visualization of vibrations in 2018 marked another revolutionary milestone in the laser vibrometer market.



"To always strive for the best solution possible and to go to the limits of what is technologically feasible without a single compromise." This motivation from the founding days still describes the Optomet DNA. To this day, the only questions that underlie the development of every product are: Where are the technical limits and how can these be extended?

















Foundation of the company by the two managing directors Dirk Günther and Qian Liu in Stuttgart with focus on the development of opto-electronic products in the customer’s order

Concentration of the in-house product development of a “laser Doppler vibrometer”

Relocation of the company to Darmstadt

Market launch of the world’s first fully digital FPGA-based HeNe laser Doppler vibrometer (Vector-Series) with colored touch display

Sales launch of ethernet-enabled infrared (SWIR) laser vibrometer (Nova-Series)

First ethernet-based high-speed (1 Gbit) data acquisition and analysis software OptoGUI for laser Doppler single-point vibrometer

Market launch of the world’s first SWIR scanning laser Doppler vibrometer (Scan-Series)

Expansion of the company premises with new production area

Start of sales of the innovative dual fiber system (Fiber-Series) based on digital fiber-coupled SWIR laser Doppler vibrometer

Market launch of the new imaging full-field vibrometer software OptoSCAN for intuitive data acquisition, analysis & visualization of vibrations and transient processes

Innovative extension of laser vibrometry with an absolute distance measurement for capturing the 3D geometry of measurement objects




Ein Laser Vibrometer im Einsatz, welcher eingeschaltet einen Grünen Laser erzeugt und auf einen Spiegel ausgerichtet ist, welcher diesen auf andere Objekte reflektiert.

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