APPLICATION
Labsphere products Applications:
Our comprehensive line of problem solving technologies has earned us the trust and confidence of customers around the globe. Technologies include engineering design and development, light metrology, spectroscopy, radiometry and photometry expertise, near Lambertian reflective coatings, materials, and sources, hardware, software, and comprehensive service and support. Labsphere’s products provide effective solutions for a range of applications. Our expertise becomes your advantage.

Remote Sensing Capabilities
Image Sensor Test and Calibration
Light Measurement
Reflectance & Transmittance
Remote Sensing Imager Calibration
UVA/UVB Sunscreen Analysis

LASOS Laser
The LASOS® DPSS lasers are ideal for a variety of applications such as ...
Since all laser models emit only a single longitudinal mode they are also an ideal choise for application in RAMAN spectroscopy.
Our He-Ne lasers are designed for multi-purpose applications such as :...
The LASOS® Ar-Ion lasers cover a broad spectrum in the blue and green spectral range, with emission lines from 454 nm to 514 nm, in single-wavelength and multiwavelength versions with output powers up to 225 mW.

Spectral Evolution products Applications:
Spectroscopy is a useful technology for a wide range of applications. These applications can include:
LED colorimetry and LED luminaire testing
Spectral matching, especially for solar panels and PV modules.
Analysis of beef, pork, and poultry characteristics
Radiometric calibration transfer
Validating satellite imagery and data
Analysis of food components, including melamine
Identifying counterfeit drugs
Measurement and analysis of plastics/polymers
Spectral remote sensing
Soil analysis
Vegetation analysis
Forest canopy research
Gold exploration
Copper exploration
Uranium exploration
Nickel exploration
Analyze artifacts
Oil and shale gas exploration
Discovering oil and gas spills and leaks
Analyzing bitumen content in oil sands


Solar light products Applications:
ATMOSPHERIC INSTRUMENTATION
GENERAL PURPOSE LIGHT SOURCES
INDUSTRIAL LIGHT MEASUREMENT
INDUSTRIAL PROCESS SENSING AND OEM PRODUCTS
LABORATORY LIGHT MEASUREMENT
MATERIALS TESTING
SOLAR CELL RESEARCH AND QC
SPF CLINICAL AND LABORATORY RESEARCH

Pixelteq products Applications:
Art & Archaeology
• Authentication & conservation
• Reveal faded & hidden features
• Distinguish inks & pigments
• Evaluate surface quality (UV)
• Map layers & technique read more →
Biomedical
• Optical readers & sorting
• Non-invasive imaging
• ICG fluorescence & biomarkers
• In-vivo animal imaging
• Biometrics & diagnostic devices read more →
Food & Agriculture
• Food grading & sorting
• Food safety monitoring
• Soil, vegetation & forest eval
• Crop stress & yield improvement
• Precision & robotic farming read more →
Forensics
• Lab imaging | UV, VIS, NIR-SWIR
• Fingerprints & body fluid eval
• Authentication & evidence
• Reveal hidden artifacts
• Improve visual contrast read more →
OEM
• Micro-patterned optical filters
• Multispectral camera engines
• Spectral diode & sensor devices
• Integrated device solutions
• Scalable wafer-level packaging read more →
Security
• SWIR - NIR,spectral imaging
• Enhanced vision & surveillance
• Pseudo-color visual constrast
• Aerial & remote sensing
• Custom device production read more →

Optical surfaces products Applications:

Swift optics take off
UV optical monitor success. The NASA Swift Explorer mission utilising our optics was successfully
placed in orbit on 20th November 2004 from a Delta II launcher... read more →
Second generation of FEROS design
French-Canadian telescope project opts for Optical Surfaces to supply high precision optics... read more →
SAAO buys UK optics
South African observatory turns to the UK for high precision optics... read more →
Oxford/HIRDLS reference mirror
Visualising phenomena virtually unobservable by current satellite instruments... read more →
SALT telescope ADC
The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) has chosen Optical Surfaces Ltd. to supply the two high precision prisms that make up the Atmospheric Dispersion Compensator (ADC) for the South African Large Telescope (SALT)... read more →
Advanced optics to benefit Earth Observation Satellite Optical Surfaces Ltd. has supplied three high precision aspheric mirrors that form key elements at the heart of the advanced optical system to be used by the novel low-cost TopSat Earth Observation satellite... read more →
Development of a highly efficient compact x-ray laser...
Using a series of demanding high precision optics supplied by Optical Surfaces Ltd. the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) in Kyoto (Japan) have demonstrated the possibility of a compact pumping system for x-ray lasers in the shorter wavelength region... read more →
OSL channels photons from deep space
Selected for their expertise in manufacturing complex optics, Optical Surfaces Ltd. has been the key subcontractor to Photonis SAS (Brive, France) for profiling and polishing batches of high-precision microchannel plate blanks which have been used in a series of space research projects... read more →
OSL Optics monitors the oceans
Optical Surfaces Ltd. have provided the Space Science department at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), Didcot, England, with three identical 110mm diameter Off-axis Paraboloids for use in three generations of their Along Track Scanning Radiometers (ATSR) ... read more →
OSL Mirror monitors city pollution
Optical Surfaces Ltd. have collaborated with the Remote Sensing Group at the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (D.E.R.A., Malvern, England) and the Civil Engineering Department of Salford University (Manchester, England) to develop high performance off-axis beam expanders for integration into a new generation of pulsed coherent LIDAR systems ... read more →
New Star Found!
Optical Surfaces Ltd. has provided the ‘Hot Star Group’ led by Prof. Bernhard Wolf at the Landessternwarte Heidelberg (LSW) in Germany with a series of very high precision optics that have been used in the Fibre-fed Extended Range Optical Spectrograph (FEROS) at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in La Silla, Chile ... read more →
Optical Surfaces Chosen to Supply Gemini Telescope HROS optics University College London, (Optical Science Laboratory) chose Optical Surfaces Ltd. to supply the main corrector lenses at the heart of the spectrograph to be installed in the Gemini 8 m telescope being built in Chile ... read more →
Optical Surfaces’ components in XMM Optical Monitor
Faced with challenging time scales and demanding tolerances, Optical Surfaces Ltd has supplied a series of key precision optics to a consortium led by the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) to help them successfully deliver the XMM Optical Monitor telescope to the European Space Agency (ESA) on time ... read more →
High Power laser optics
Optical Surfaces Ltd.has provided the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), Didcot, England, with a high precision, fast focussing On-axis Paraboloid of 255mm diameter for use in the short pulse beam of the ultra-high power Vulcan laser ... read more →
Helioworks products Applications:
Helioworks products are used in near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) gas detectors for medical and industrial applications including: CO, CO2, alcohol, hydrocarbon and other noxious gases, thermal reference calibration, thermal markers, thermal beacons, and many other applications. The products include PULSABLE sources utilizing tungsten and Nichrome (NiCr) and STEADY STATE sources utilizing Kanthal and NiCr filaments. All are constructed in industry standard TO-8 sized packages with gold plated parabolic reflectors to enhance output in the near infrared. Additional products are being developed. We welcome your requests with specialized requirements to meet your needs.
Filament Technology
Helioworks has developed state-of-the-art incandescent IR sources utilizing tungsten filaments for high temperature, stable, and long life operation. Pulsable versions feature large temperature modulation at elevated frequency. We have broad capability in the design of steady state and pulsable sources utilizing both tungsten and Kanthal filaments. Tungsten filaments are used in most common incandescent light bulbs but these have glass envelopes that do not transmit infrared in quantity. Tungsten achieves the highest temperature and power of any practical material and is therefore a valuable source of infrared emission at longer wavelengths. However, to make a source of intense infrared emission using tungsten, one must use another protective window and we have chosen sapphire because of its high transmission in the near infrared. The uniqueness of our product is the integration of the sapphire window with the tungsten filament. This allows high power transmission in the near infrared.
Key Features
• Pulse or steady state
• Long term stability
• Desirable signal-to-noise ratio
• Large temperature modulation, T, in pulse mode
• Latest technology in packaging and window options
Another innovation these sources have is an internal gold plated parabolic reflector. Gold has a very high reflectance in the near infrared. This reflectance is several percent greater than polished aluminum which is typically used in conventional infrared sources.