We develop optical solutions for a wide range of different applications, including low-noise fluorescence imaging, fibre optic sensing, high-accuracy spectroscopy and interferometry, photonics, opto-fluidics and sensor systems.
Our continual investment in state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation, combined with world-class multi-disciplinary expertise, delivers breakthroughs in display and illumination on an increasingly miniaturised scale.
Our wealth of experience enables us to integrate innovative imaging systems into our projects.
We combine sophisticated optical and algorithmic technologies to solve challenging machine vision problems, from monitoring cars through to complex robotic control.
Meanwhile, our expertise in microscopy and optical coherence tomography has led to significant breakthroughs in the medical sector.
We are leaders in the design of interferometric detection systems, from surface metrology to vibrometry and the manufacture of complex optical fibre sensors.
Our expertise in spectroscopy and fluorescence enables us to analyse and detect the presence of chemicals in the even most challenging environments.
Our in-depth knowledge of optical systems and design consistently results in breakthrough innovations.
Our physicists and opto-mechanics experts work together to build robust systems to meet rigorous environmental requirements. With a focus on design-for-manufacture, we are capable of rapid end-to-end optical systems development, from concept to manufacture.
30+ years at the forefront
Our achievements in optics are diverse – from helping drilling companies to see inside their oil wells to helping clinicians make more accurate diagnoses and giving consumers greater insight into their own health and fertility.
With more than 30 years of experience at the forefront of advanced optics, we routinely achieve performance that pushes the known limits of physics.
Our core optical physics team is augmented by specialists in closely related fields, including optomechanics, optoelectronics and endoscopy.
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Tech, tools & facilities
Our suite optics labs enable us to build complex and high-precision optical layouts, typically for testing prototype designs and novel techniques prior to deployment. Featuring six high-spec optical benches with configurable interlocked controlled areas for high-power (class 4) laser work and specialist facilities for interferometry, spectroscopy, low-noise fluorescence imaging and photon counting. This space can be split into separate laser-controlled areas, allowing multiple experiments to run simultaneously, giving our optical engineers the capability to develop creative solutions without instrumentation restrictions.
Our laboratories provide high accuracy measurement and analysis for the wide range of projects we undertake. Specialist equipment includes a gas chromatography mass spectrometer (GCMS), a Matersizer particle size analyser, a Spraytec laser diffraction droplet size analyser, high-speed and thermal imaging cameras and rapid-development custom image analysis software.
News & insights
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- Physical sciences
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- AI & Analytics
- Tracking & location
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