AVoptics LightWorks: Research & Consultancy
AVoptics LightWorks is our world-class consultancy and contract research division.
With key personal knowledge and experience in optical systems for harsh environments, we are able to provide consultancy and research services that deliver sound independent advice, ensuring your program risks are well managed.
AVoptics' expertise in optical networks and interconnects has provided essential support to a wide suite of clients including AgustaWestland, BAE Systems, Deutsch, European Space Agency, GE Aviation, General Dynamics and Glenair. AVoptics has also collaborated in several European Union Framework Research projects.
Our team of scientists and engineers have many years of experience at the forefront of research and development in areas such as:
Harsh environment fibre optic communication networks
- Commercial and military aviation
- Military land vehicles
- Maritime systems
- Fibre systems in space applications
Active and passive network components
- High and low bandwidth transceivers for harsh environments
- WDM networks
- Backshell design
- Expanded beam connection design
- Photonic crystal (holey) fibres
- Plastic optical fibres (POF)
- Curing systems
- Mechanical fibre optic splice technology
Structural and prognostic health monitoring
- Fibre-based sensors
- Crack detection Systems
- Microelectronic monitoring systems
- Acoustic Emission sensors
Wireless optical communications
High power free-space laser systems
- Near infra-red
- Medium wave infra-red generation
Human machine interface
...and many more areas
AVoptics LightWorks offers an integrated portfolio of research and development services, ranging from a basic consultancy service through optical research and design, to prototype development, testing and training and through life support.
Equally happy to work with university spin-out groups, small and large companies and collaborations including EU programmes such as Horizon 2020, we look forward to working closely with you to bring our unique capability to bear to fulfil your requirements and support you and your systems through their entire life cycle.