About Flash Photonics

Flash Photonics sells optical sensing technologies including Raman Spectroscopy, Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), and Photoacoustic Spectroscopy systems.


Kevin Kaye

Director of Sales

Kevin Kaye joined Flash Photonics in 2016. Previously, he worked at Litton building laser systems for the DOD, and was at Ocean Optics selling LIBS, Raman, and other systems for 15 years.

Steve Buckley, Ph.D.


Steve Buckley, Ph.D. founded Flash Photonics in 2015. Previously, for 10 years, he was a faculty member at the University of Maryland and U.C. San Diego.  He co-founded Photon Machines which built LIBS and laser ablation systems and NIR tunable diode laser systems. In 2012, Photon Machines’ LIBS business was purchased by TSI, and Steve joined TSI as the Director of Market Development.

Stephen Smith, Ph.D.


Stephen Smith, Ph.D. joined Flash Photonics in 2017. He led sales teams at Coherent and Quantel for 20 years before launching his own investment company.


Would you like to sell your technology in North America?

Sales Representation

We have experience selling complex systems, implementing projects, and helping customers solve spectroscopic problems.


Flash can enhance your market presence by developing sales collateral (copy, images, and video), developing your product’s online presence, and including you in our booth at the major spectroscopy trade shows in North America.

Business Development

The leaders at Flash Photonics are experts at complex negotiations and help clients handle OEM manufacturing and patent licensing, funding, and full acquisitions.