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Applied Optics

We build advanced optical measurement systems for industrial and commercial applications. Our solutions are based on a fundamental understanding of physics, optics and spectroscopy. We are experienced in integrating sensor solutions inline and providing an objective validation of real-world sensor performance. Using multivariate analysis, machine learning and calibration methods, we extract relevant information from sensor data. Our technical foundation includes optical measurement techniques, optical instrumentation design, detectors, illumination design, electronic design, prototyping, numerical modelling, and data analytics.

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How we work
The starting point, when a client come to us with measurement challenge, is to determine if it has the potential to be solved using an optical system. We develop optical systems where off-the-shelf technology does not exist or where existing technology needs to be evaluated or further adapted for it to function in the desired environment. Our role is to carefully go through the challenge with the client to see if we are a suitable partner, determine the best measurement principle, and design a suitable system for testing this measurement principle. By building robust optical prototypes, we move quickly from the lab to the field, gaining a fuller understanding of our clients' measurement environments and the online performance of the measurement system. We can also work closely both technology providers and end-users of technology to optimise existing technology for a specific purpose.

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Applied Spectroscopy

Applied Spectroscopy

When light interacts with matter, it behaves differently at different wavelengths depending on the properties of the material. Measuring the changes at the different wavelengths (the spectral response) is called spectroscopy and can be used to get a...

Gas and Air Monitoring

Gas and Air Monitoring

We have developed online detection systems for detecting and quantifying gas, dust and particles.

Robust Optics for Image Sensing

Robust Optics for Image Sensing

When spatial and depth information is favoured over single point measurements, we develop optics for 2D or 3D imaging measurement systems.

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