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 always 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.
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 offers a broad range of Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI) solutions, and we are proud to announce a new partnership.
Unispectral offer ground breaking technology which is creating new opportunities, and bringing HSI to mass market applications. Ideal also for academics wishing to “dip their toe into the water” before making larger investments in more complex systems, the Monarch II multispectral mobile camera is the smallest, lightest HSI solution available on the market today. Resonon’s hyperspectral cameras are pushbroom imagers that scan the visible, ultraviolet, and near-infrared spectral ranges. They are rugged and cost-effective, have high precision, low distortion, low stray light, and excellent image quality. Telops take over from Resonon when the wavelength region of interest moves to wavelengths between 3 and 13.5 microns, with applications which include real-time detection and identification of methane (CH4) gas leaks and emissions and volcanology research, to name just two.
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:
The light of a single optical input is equally distributed to 8 image intensifiers, each with 25 mm diameter and 4 ns shortest gating.
The Aurox Clarity is a laser free confocal device delivering extraordinary imaging performance.
Hyper Cam Airborne Mini – hyperspectral thermal IR platform
Telops's Hyper-Cam Airborne Mini was developed with flexibility and ease of use as the primary drivers.
Telops FAST series HD & sHD Infrared cameras
The HD and Super HD Series are high-performance thermal infrared cameras designed to provide unprecedented image quality with crisp imaging of sharp targets while maintaining an excellent thermal sensitivity.