Gooch & Housego is a photonics technology business headquartered in Ilminster Somerset, UK with operations in the USA and Europe. A world leader in its field, the company researches, designs, engineers and manufactures advanced photonic systems, components and instrumentation for applications in the Aerospace & Defense, Industrial, Life Sciences and Scientific Research sectors. World leading design, development and manufacturing expertise is offered across a broad range of complementary technologies.
Materials & Components
Gooch & Housego researches, design, engineers and manufactures photonic assemblies, systems and components based upon the following key enabling technologies:
Acousto-Optics: Q-switches, tunable filters (AOTF), modulators (multi or single channel), deflectors, pulse pickers and cavity dumpers, frequency shifters, mode lockers.
Electro-Optics: from G&H grown crystals: Pockels cells – BBO LightGate, CdTe IRX , KD*P, TX series large aperture and lithium niobate Q-switches.
Fiber Optics: Active and passive – fiber optic components, fiber optic assemblies, fiber coupled AOM, DFB and DBR Lasers, DFB laser drivers, single mode pump lasers, multi mode pump lasers, high speed, detectors. Manufacturing for rugged environments including high reliability and space.
Precision Optics: Thin film coating, birefringent, non-linear, planar and aspheric optics, assemblies, crystalline optics, infra-red Optics, glass engineering, research grade mirror substrates, ring laser gyroscope optics, sapphire polishing, silicon carbide polishing, solid etalons, superpolishing, waveplates, X-ray and synchrotron. Manufacturing opto-mechanical assemblies.
RF Electronics: Q-switch drivers, modulator drivers, AOTF drivers, fiber-coupled AOM drivers, AO device drivers.
Systems: Periscopes and electro-optic sighting systems for armored fighting vehicles. Lens assemblies for end user use or as subsystems for aerospace and defense systems. Complex opto-mechanical subsystems.