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About PowerPhotonic

PowerPhotonic is a global leader in the design and manufacture of precision micro optics, focusing on the photonics industry. The company specializes in producing wafer-scale, freeform optics for a variety of laser applications, offering both standard and custom solutions to enhance optical system performance. PowerPhotonic's products are primarily utilized in sectors such as laser material processing, defense, medical, and cinema. It was founded in 2004 and is based in Fife, Scotland.

Headquarters Location

1 St. David’s Drive Dalgety Bay

Fife, Scotland, KY11 9PF,

United Kingdom

+44 1383 825 910



PowerPhotonic Patents

PowerPhotonic has filed 9 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • laser applications
  • laser gain media
  • laser science
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Geometrical optics, Optical devices, Laser science, Nonlinear optics, Welding


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Related Topics

Geometrical optics, Optical devices, Laser science, Nonlinear optics, Welding



Latest PowerPhotonic News

SPIE Sensors & Imaging: PowerPhotonic launches Bessel Beam Generator

Sep 6, 2023

06 Sep 2023 PowerPhotonic , a developer and manufacturer of freeform, wafer-scale optics, based in Fife, UK, has this week been exhibiting and presenting an invited paper at SPIE Sensors and Imaging , in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The company launched its new Bessel Beam Generator at the event; the device enables “diffraction-free, output beam profiles”. Bessel Beams have many, varied applications, including the cutting of transparent materials with ultra-short-pulse lasers; “self-healing” of free space communications links; cold atom trapping; and optical coherence tomography. Dr. Stephen Kidd, Head of Sales & Marketing, explained, “A Bessel beam is non-diffractive, which means that as it propagates, it does not diffract and spread out, so it is useful in a variety of applications”. “For example, Bessel beams are useful for optical tweezing, as they maintain their narrow focus over a relatively long section of beam.” Callum Wreford, Lead Engineer at PowerPhotonic, responsible for high-power optics in defense and macro-machining applications, was invited to present his paper, entitled Beam combination modules for coherent combining of high-power fiber arrays . The presentation, with a benchtop demonstration, explained how an array of diverging laser beams of more than 1kW each, can be collimated, shaped, phase flattened and tiled, for high efficiency combining into a single, high brightness beam. Wreford explained that “the optics module that achieves this is many times smaller than conventional optics solutions and has only been enabled using laser-smoothed, monolithic, freeform surfaces – from PowerPhotonic’s core technology.” PowerPhotonic’s full product range was on display, including light tunnel generators; beam shapers for scanners and for ultra-fast lasers; lens and axicon array homogenisers; and single mode and prime beam shapers.

PowerPhotonic Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was PowerPhotonic founded?

    PowerPhotonic was founded in 2004.

  • Where is PowerPhotonic's headquarters?

    PowerPhotonic's headquarters is located at 1 St. David’s Drive, Fife.

  • What is PowerPhotonic's latest funding round?

    PowerPhotonic's latest funding round is Series A.

  • How much did PowerPhotonic raise?

    PowerPhotonic raised a total of $3.1M.

  • Who are the investors of PowerPhotonic?

    Investors of PowerPhotonic include Archangels Investors, Scottish Investment Bank and TRICAPITAL Angel Investors.

  • Who are PowerPhotonic's competitors?

    Competitors of PowerPhotonic include Alpine Research Optics and 4 more.


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