Founded in 2003, Photon Lines Ltd has evolved into a leading supplier to the UK and Ireland’s photonics community. Our activities are divided into 2 main market segments, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences.
Our wide range of photonics products are the first choice for some of the world’s leading research institutes and manufacturers and our sales specialists are alway on hand to assist our customers in making the right choices for their proposed applications. We strive to keep abreast of current technology, so that we maintain our reputation for offering world-leading products and solutions.
Our French parent company has offices in Paris and Rennes and was founded in 2001. Photon Lines Group numbers a team of approximately 25 people, with satellite offices in locations which include Bordeaux, Aix en Provence and Madrid.
A wide range of world leading lasers, including diodes, solid state and fibre lasers for light microscopy, cold atom research, femtosecond spectroscopy, quantum....
In addition to offering the products of Omicron Laserage, the manufacturer of choice for laser diode systems, we also have a number of other leading laser manufacturers' products in our portfolio. These include high power, high brightness single frequency fibre lasers operating on the zero phonon line of Yb3+ ions for applications which require a stable narrow line width, and short pulse width ultrafast lasers and amplifiers for applications such as 3-photon microscopy and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopies (ARPES).
Scientific and industrial cameras from a number of the world's leading manufacturers ...
Our portfolio includes front illuminated and back illuminated sCMOS lasers, high speed CMOS cameras for industrial trouble shooting, and a novel camera for use in Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy. Our partner pro continues to develop sCMOS cameras and they have a large family of options, including high speed camera link (CL HS) versions for high data transfer of huge image sets. Thermal cameras from Telops are growing in popularity, with their high speed of operation and impressive temporal resolution.
Quality components from AA Optoelectronic for frequency shifting in Quantum Technology applications....
AA OPTO-ELECTRONIC offers a huge range of standard Acousto-optic components and associated Radio frequency drivers, and their AO devices cover wavelengths from 180 nm to 11 µm. Their range of RF drivers cover from DC to 3 GHz and are matched to the AO devices. Our customers include a number of the world's leading laser manufacturers, whose requirement for consistent high quality and timely deliveries make their products stand out in the market place.
A range of complementary life sciences and light microscopy equipment including STED microscopes and microscope attachments
Photon Lines' range of light microscopy equipment in unrivalled by any other UK/Ireland photonics distributor, with our products spanning from super resolution microscopes including the Abberior Instruments add-on STEDYCON and Expert Line STED system, to the Argolight fluorescence quality testing system which is becoming the essential tool of every Light Microscopy facility.
ADVACAM brings to the market a new range of X-ray imaging cameras that are optimized for composite material testing...
Light materials such as carbon fibres, epoxies, etc. are easily revealed in a great detail. Even challenging defects such as deep laminate wrinkles, kissing-bonds, delaminations, porosity, foreign objects and micro-cracks in the soft materials can be detected with spatial resolution of 55 µm or better. Combining the sensitivity to low X-ray energy photons with the very high dynamic range of photon counting detectors creates a powerful tool for NDT in the aerospace industry, F1 and elsewhere.
Inventor of chromatic confocal imaging, a leading technology for non-contact sensors, STIL has designed two families...
STIL SA manufacture high-resolution non-contact sensors that meet the requirements of the most demanding applications for dimension, thickness or even roughness measurement, both in industry quality control and in research laboratories as high-precision instruments. They can measure any type of sample (transparent or opaque, polished or rough) and any type of material (metal, glass, ceramic, semiconductor, plastic...) and do not require any sample preparation. STIL innovates through vision technology for fast inspection with "Depth of field" of "PERFECT FOCUS" and develops "à la carte" products for customers worldwide.
A range of cosmetic test systems for face and hair which is used by the world's leading cosmetics and hair appliance manufacturers...
Bossa Nova Vision's line of cosmetic testing systems is dedicated to claims substantiation for marketing/advertising and product efficacy evaluation for R&D. The scientific analysis of the performance of a cosmetic product is at the core of their technology. Used by the major cosmetic companies, BNV's turn-key systems allow the easy measurement of various visual appearance parameters – gloss, alignment, volume, frizz, colour, movement – for hair and skin care. Ready for your lab, BNV's vision-based systems deliver representative data and images, for a clear understanding and analysis of product performance.
Photon Lines offers an innovative, high quality range of compact, cost effective micro spectrometers from INSION...
INSION spectrometers are the basis of many on-line detection systems in the field of food processing, pharmaceutical production, chemical process control and sorting machines as well as for invisible security markers or for detecting hazardous substances. Other applications are established in the fields of analytical instrumentation, elemental and environmental analysis, and water analysis as well as colorimetry and irradiance measurements. The use of the micro spectrometer allows for an amazingly small sampling and detection system at the point of interest.
Photon Lines and our partners continue to add disruptive new products and technology to our portfolio, here are just a few of the latest additions:
Abberior Instruments STEDYCON
STEDYCON is a completely new class of nanoscope from STED inventors, Nobel prize winning team, Abberior Instruments.
Specifically designed to assess and follow the performance of fluorescence-based imaging systems
Upconverts ultrafast laser pulses into the Extreme UV (EUV) or soft X-ray regions of the spectrum
The team at Photon Lines Ltd will not be meeting in close groups again for a while. Whilst we are sad about that, we will keep in close contact using all of the technology available, holding regular online meetings to ensure that we continue to deliver the best possible service to our customers and partners. Our main concern is that the whole community stays safe in these challenging times whilst still enjoying what we do and making a real contribution in whatever ways we can.