Business Capabilities

Photonics Business Capabilities

Enabling photonic technologies is not just what we do, it is who we are.

Founded in 1948, Gooch & Housego (G&H) is a producer of photonic components, modules, systems, and related electronic devices for a broad range of markets and applications. G&H strives to deliver market leading solutions that provide reliable value to our many customers. We work collaboratively with our partners on enabling solutions which are often unavailable elsewhere in our markets. We are expert in crystal growth, optical polishing and coatings, crystal bonding, fiber handling, micro-assembly, and optical testing.

Our team

A technologically rich company, G&H has a staff of more than 100 engineers devoted to development and support of our photonic products which include: acousto-optics, electro-optics, fiber-optics, precision optical components, specialty crystals, photonic modules, and a range of related engineering services.

The Company operates across a broad spectrum of applications:

  • Industrial laser systems used in all manner of manufacturing especially microelectronics.
  • Life Sciences applications including Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) used for precise mapping of the human eye and florescence microscopy for cell imaging.
  • Defense laser systems for range finding, target designation and optical countermeasures.
  • Instrumentation for precise measurement of light.

Advancing industry and technology

We are actively advancing our industry and technology in collaboration with industry and government partners. G&H is presently engaged in no fewer than 10 funded research projects. We are the primary supplier of second and third harmonic generation crystals for fusion energy research both in the US. at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and in Europe in the Laser Megajoule (LMJ) project. This represents a multi-decade commitment on the part of G&H.

We are proud that G&H products and expertise find their way into every aspect of daily life.

Customized systems solutions and standard products available

G&H offers a wide variety of standard products available from stock or on short delivery.

Our capability to offer customized product and systems solutions is seen by many our best advantage. We enable our technical, manufacturing, logistics, and quality teams to work directly and closely with your teams to deliver tailored, innovative solutions to meet your specific requirements.

Best known as a supplier of high performance optical components, G&H has invested heavily in vertical engineering capabilities. We operate 11 factories: seven in the United Kingdom, four in the United States. We are staffed with more than 800 dedicated people.