Innovations in photonics applications are constantly advancing, creating solutions to enhance the way we live in the modern world. From manufacturing, communications, astronomy, and information technology to health, bioscience, medicine and energy, solutions in photonic sciences can be used in virtually all industries, benefitting everyone, everywhere. 

We have been at the forefront of photonics solutions for over 40 years. Photons are at the heart of our expertise. Working together with a partnership approach to meet technical needs, our experts have helped customers deliver photonics technology innovation across a wide range of industries. Our specialists work with engineers and scientists to understand the specific needs of their photonics systems and recommend the most suitable technology available from our portfolio of photonics technology from world-class strategic partners with the option of bespoke solutions where needed.

We also use our in-house expertise and strategic partner network to tackle incredibly complex design challenges and help scientists build state-of-the-art experiments, support with integration for optimising system performance, and manufacturing to enable end-users to get quick access to the data or performance they need.

All our customers benefit from our end-to-end support, including calibration and repair services for ensuring you get the best performance from your photonics technology, and your investment.

Our technologies

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Photonics test & measurement

Photonics test and measurement

We have a range of photonics test and measurement solutions from leading strategic partners who are at the forefront of innovation. Our test and measurement technologies enable technical innovation across a variety of industries including medical-grade applications for eye surgery to accurate colour, power, and field of coverage in urban street lighting. Whatever your application, small or large scale, we have the right solution for you.

Our photonics test and measurement range consists of IR blackbodies and test systems, light test and measurement solutions, laser power meters, pyrometers, spectrometers, and bi-refringence and polarimetry systems.

Laser & light sources

Laser and light sources

For devices that create light sources, you need the best optical solution. Our range of laser and light source products is suitable for a wide variety of applications from the automotive industry requiring components to be marked by laser to the medical industry using very specific laser sources for physiotherapy. Working with strategic partners who are at the forefront of this technology enables us to guarantee a best-suited solution for your application. 

Our laser and light source technology covers DPSS lasers, fibre and gas lasers, laser diodes, laser modules, and laser safety.

Industrial laser sensors

Laser sensors

Our range of laser rangefinders, LiDAR, and 3D Time of Flight (TOF) solutions are ideal for a wide variety of technical applications. Our solutions are used across a variety of industries including distance measurement, quality control and process monitoring, automation, and biomedical technology.

These laser components are extremely robust, making them suitable for harsh environments and extreme temperatures, guaranteeing high product performance and reliability.

Light modulation

Light modulation

A light or laser beam modulation system can significantly improve performance in many electro-optic applications.

Within our light modulation portfolio includes acousto-optics, photoelastic modulators, and galvanoscanners and shutters.



Converting the photon energy of light into an electrical signal, photodetectors can be used across a wide variety of applications. From a simple receiver in remote controls to the most advanced biomedical x-rays and far-infrared cells on an astronomical satellite, photodetectors span a vast range of technology applications. We can support you with any UV, visible, and infrared photodiode detector solutions for your design, from product selection and technology integration to helping solve complex design challenges.

Optical components

Optical components

Industrial optical components are used across a wide variety of applications including microscopy and imaging and across a broad range of industries from test and measurement, bio-medical, automotive, and life sciences. Our range of products are from strategic partners who are at the forefront of innovation, ensuring we have a best suited optical component for your application.

Our range includes laser optics, polarisation optics, crystals, filters, gratings, prisms, light shaping diffusers, and F-Theta lenses and beam expanders.

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Our approach

When it comes to developing custom solutions for tomorrow's technologies, we trust our approach to deliver the best possible outcome.

Our engineers will skilfully guide you through each stage of your project, working with you to understand and identify a solution that meets your technical and commercial needs before designing and integrating your solution.



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From modified to fully customised components.



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Technological expertise across your application lifecycle.

Solutions and expertise

Our solutions and expertise are centred around six key markets

Over the years we have built up considerable knowledge and knowhow, providing tailored solutions for our customers.

  • Transportation
  • Medical
  • Industrial and Connectivity
  • Renewable energy
  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Security

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