Scientific Research

Scientific Research

G&H supplies components based on electro-optic and precision optic technology to a broad range of big science projects including LLNL’s NIF and a number of synchrotron laboratories. In addition G&H develops and manufactures light measurement Instrumentation for applications in agricultural, solar, marine and industrial research.

Nuclear fusion research and energy laser technology is being used to recreate the conditions found in the core of the sun. At these temperatures and pressures isotopes of hydrogen fuse to form helium and in doing so release huge amounts of energy – the energy that powers the sun and stars.

One of the most exciting potential applications of this research is using laser fusion to provide limitless quantities of clean, carbon-free energy to meet the world’s growing needs. The products supplied into this market utilize a wide range of the Company’s technologies including crystal growth, precision optics, thin-film coatings and fiber optics. G&H supplies many of the world’s leading nuclear fusion energy research facilities.

G&H is sole supplier of many critical optical components used in the world’s most powerful laser system at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

G&H develops and manufactures light measurement Instrumentation (link to external site) for applications in agricultural, solar, marine and industrial research. An example of an industrial research application is the development of Light Emitting Diode (LED) illumination systems. Instrumentation products are supplied from our Orlando facility and include photometers, radiometers, spectroradiometers and their associated calibration services. The customer base ranges from universities and research institutes to Government agencies and national standards laboratories.