AVoptics Ltd. is a UK company specialising in providing our customers with high-quality engineered photonic solutions for harsh environments. We like to work with our customers to meet and exceed their expectations. We are trusted by many of the world's most respected aerospace and defence Primes. Accredited to ISO 9001 and AS 9100, shows a commitment to the highest levels of quality management and continuous improvement initiatives, assuring you that we deliver quality products on time and within budget. Our mission – To be a globally recognised, professional and respected company supplying high-quality Photonic Solutions for harsh environments.
ELUXI specialises in the supply of premium photonics products and solutions for the UK and Ireland. Working exclusively with leading global suppliers we concentrate on the provision of a broad range of the very best in leading edge high-tech photonic solutions designed to meet the most exacting needs of industrial, telecoms, defence and research organisations alike. A technical and consultative approach to business ensures the delivery of optimal solutions in small or production volumes both in standard and bespoke configurations. Come and talk to us to see how we might be able to help you.
EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium)
EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) is the world's leading industry association that promotes the sustainable development of organizations working in the field of photonics in Europe. EPIC represents over 800 companies and fosters a vibrant photonics ecosystem by maintaining a strong network and acting as a catalyst and facilitator for technological and commercial advancement. EPIC publishes market and technology reports, organizes technical workshops and B2B roundtables, supports EU funding proposals, advocacy and lobbying, education and training activities, standards and roadmaps, and exhibition pavilions. EPIC puts its extensive network and experience to the benefit of its members to support companies in accelerating their growth and technological advancements and reaching out to emerging photonics markets.
The EPIC Centre in Torbay is located in a vibrant microelectronics cluster. It hosts some of the UK’s most innovative photonics companies. The centre offers businesses access to a classified cleanroom and >£2.5M worth of prototyping capability including die and wire bonding, photonics packaging, fibre alignment, microscopy and analysis. For just £1.2k per month, businesses can select either a 50m2 office or lab, access this equipment and can collaborate with photonics packaging specialists. There are frequently regional funding opportunities available to take space within the EPIC centre in addition to rent-free periods. The centre therefore offers an attractive proposition for businesses that are looking to grow, develop new products and join a ready-made supply chain within a rich photonics cluster. Find out more about joining EPIC to increase your capacity and technical capability: Wayne Loschi (Centre Director) (+44) 01803 714715 email@example.com
Hamamatsu Photonics UK Limited
Hamamatsu Photonics are a world-leading manufacturer of optoelectronic components and systems. The Company’s corporate philosophy stresses the advancement of society through the use of photonics, and looks to achieve this via extensive research, which yields products that are regarded as state-of-the-art. Our products provide the ability to work within the entire optical spectrum and provide solutions for a wide variety of applications including analytical, consumer, industrial and medical instrumentation. Hamamatsu offers high-speed response photodetectors for use in transceivers in optical communication networks. In addition to photodiodes alone, we have a lineup of photodetectors with preamplifiers, receptacle-type and pigtail-type photodetectors, and can provide custom products to meet customer requirements.
Laser 2000 (UK) Ltd
Laser 2000 UK is a leading provider of cutting-edge solutions covering all aspects of Photonics and Telecommunication Networks. Our wide Network product range encompasses high-end telecom and networking offerings, such as transceivers, network components, test equipment, and in-life network probes. At the core of our operations is a dedicated sales team, comprising professionals with backgrounds in science or engineering. Our team members hold degrees in various fields, including science, physics, chemistry, astrophysics, and engineering, ensuring a profound understanding of your requirements and the provision of optimal support for your applications. Our clientele includes some of the world's foremost academic institutions, government agencies, research establishments, industrial enterprises, operators, and OEMs.
National Dark Fibre Facility (NDFF)
The National Dark Fibre Facility (NDFF) is an UKRI-EPSRC National Research Facility, established in 2014 to enable researchers to develop the underpinning communications technologies for the future internet. NDFF provides a dedicated software defined optical fibre network at the physical layer, with access points at four universities (UCL, and Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Southampton) and interconnects to major internet exchanges, including the UK 5G+ Exchange at Slough and international connections at Harbour Exchange. NDFF offers an open physical infrastructure at national scale to support diverse areas of communications (optical/wireless/quantum communications), metrology, sensing, machine learning, immersive and virtual reality research, etc.
Optica, previously known as OSA, stands as a pivotal global industry network in the optics and photonics sector. It excels in fostering meaningful connections among businesses, offering our corporate members access to potential partners, suppliers, customers, investors, and top talent. Optica's influence is further amplified through its industry-centric events and comprehensive market data resources. This organization, rooted in a century-long history, now primarily focuses on driving industrial growth and innovation. It leverages its extensive network and expertise to facilitate market expansion and technological advancements, positioning itself as a vital catalyst for businesses in the dynamic field of optics and photonics.
Passcomm – powered by Netceed - provides a range of high performance fibre optic components. We are the UK & Ireland partner for DIAMOND SA, the Swiss manufacturer of fibre optic connectors and interconnects. Diamond invented their Active Core Alignment process to produce low insertion loss/high return loss helping to maintain signal-to-noise ratios for those applications involving small signal levels. Patchcord and pigtails are available for a range of fibre types across wavelengths from UV to NIR. For requirements needing polarisation maintaining or polarising connectors, DIAMOND offer the PM and PM+ connectors with up to 30dB PER. Small form factor connectors with high mechanical stability suitable for demanding environments at high and low temperatures, including space qualified connectors are offered. DIAMOND have a library of multi-fibre ferrule designs and the capability to offer customised solutions. Also available are high optical power handling InGaAs PINs and photoreceivers for ultrafast digital communications.
SET Corporation S.A.
SET, Smart Equipment Technology, is a world leading supplier of High Accuracy Flip-Chip Bonders and versatile Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL) solutions. Since 1975, we have been designing and manufacturing semiconductor equipment dedicated to high precision applications. We accompany laboratories and industries of semiconductor, which look for a high precision and an important reliability in the assembly of their components in their projects. With Flip-Chip Bonders installed worldwide, SET is globally renowned for the unsurpassed sub-micron accuracy and the flexibility of its equipment. Ranging from manual loading to fully automated version, our Flip-Chip Bonders cover a wide range of bonding applications and offer the unique ability to handle and bond fragile and small components onto substrate up to 300 mm.
Thorlabs, a vertically integrated photonics products manufacturer, was founded in 1989 to serve the laser and electro-optics research market. As that market has spawned a multitude of technical innovations, Thorlabs has extended its core competencies in an effort to play an ever-increasing role to serve the Photonics Industry at the research end, as well as the industrial, life science, medical, and defense segments. The organization’s highly integrated and diverse manufacturing assets include semiconductor fabrication of Fabry-Perot, DFB, and VCSEL lasers; fiber towers for drawing both silica and fluoride glass optical fibers; MBE/MOCVD epitaxial wafer growth reactors; extensive glass and metal fabrication facilities; advanced thin film deposition capabilities; and optomechanical and optoelectronic shops.
UKTIN is the innovation network for the UK telecoms sector, bringing together industry, academia, and government to catalyse telecoms R&D investment, cooperation, and commercialisation. Founded in 2022, it is delivered by a consortium of four partners - Digital Catapult, Cambridge Wireless, University of Bristol, and WM5G. UKTIN is funded by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) to drive the 5G Supply Chain Diversification Strategy and provide support for supply chain diversification in UK telecoms. It will work towards this goal by strengthening UK capabilities in open telecoms, attracting overseas companies and talent, facilitating indigenous supply chain development, catalysing public and private investment, and proactively promoting UK capability internationally.
Vanguard Automation offers automated photonics assembly process and machines for 3D nano-printing in the field of photonic multi-chip integration and packaging. Our solutions cover the entire ranger from small-scale prototyping to fully automated industrial production. We build upon an internationally unique technology portfolio and exploit nearly two decades of experience in industrial automation through our partner companies.