Industrial Photonics R&D
Industrial markets are G&H’s largest sector and the company continues to develop new components and systems for existing and emerging industrial applications. The fiber-optic and semiconductor laser technology originally developed for telecomm continues to penetrate into industrial applications such as material processing, micro-electronics manufacture and remote sensing where the benefits of reliability, small size and lower cost of ownership are compelling.
G&H has multiple funded research programs working closely with leading industrial laser suppliers to develop the next generation of systems for their applications.
HALO will develop and apply research into laser welding technology with a view to improving both efficiencies and capabilities in this area.
INTASENSE integrates a number of micro- and nano-sensing technologies onto a common detection platform, producing a low-cost miniaturised system that measures air quality and identifies the nature and form of pollutants.
ISLA is a research and development project with a key aim to push forwards the boundaries of current laser material processing technology from 1μm to 2μm and thus increasing the system power by a factor of ten.
The LIFT project will establish international leadership for Europe in the science, application and production technologies for material processing by fiber lasers through the development of innovative laser sources.