G&H moves up the customer value chain with Boston fiber optic consolidation

It has long been the stated aim of G&H to constantly improve the value it delivers to customers by investing in diversification and consolidation.

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Imaging in space: multiple applications, many challenges, one partner

At G&H, we have a long history of developing and delivering precision optical and optoelectronic systems for terrestrial imaging applications, particularly for aerospace and defense platforms, in our US facility in Keene, New Hampshire.

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G&H to exhibit at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing (DCS) Conference

G&H will be attending DCS in Orlando between 3-7 April to promote our StingRay imaging and Kent sighting system and subsystem solutions.

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OFC is the world’s largest conference and exhibition for optical networking and communications and will be taking place between 8-10 March at the San Diego Convention Center.

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G&H wins exclusive contract with European Space Agency (ESA)

G&H have won a 2MEuro ESA contract to develop the next generation of optical amplifiers that will enable multi-Tbit/s free space optical communication links (FSOC) between satellites and ground-stations.

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G&H Photonics West 2022 Preview

Saturday 22 January is an important date in the calendar for photonics engineering and manufacturing – from the point of view both of photonics companies and their customers. The date marks the start of the first Photonics West and BiOS conference ...

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Dr. Stratos Kehayas, G&H Group Chief Commercial Officer and acting Chief Technology Officer, reviews a memorable 2021, and explores the progress and opportunities 2022 might bring for G&H and the wider photonics market.

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Homegrown and world-class: the G&H crystal range for laser manufacturers

The world was an exciting place in the 1960s – not least for what scientists were discovering about crystals: namely, that they had some remarkable properties enabling them to interact with electricity, sound, heat, and light – especially laser l...

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When the going gets tough: ruggedizing G&H’s hi-res SWIR lens systems (and others)

G&H’s world-leading expertise in optical system design for harsh environments, including space and A&D, is founded on the use of best-in-class materials, image sensors, and control electronics for variable zoom and focus, in solutions that span the...

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G&H further expands its R&D capability with new Optical Systems Innovation Hub

At G&H, our commitment to translating innovation into action drives the creation of new environments that optimize our teams’ ability to develop and commercialize new ideas, products and customer solutions.

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What defines manufacturing excellence? Insights from the G&H cleanroom

Manufacturing complex and exacting fiber optic components and assembling photonic subsystems demands the highest possible manufacturing standards.

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Commitment to Diversity underpins Competitive Advantage

Gooch & Housego PLC (AIM: GHH), the specialist manufacturer of photonic components & systems, is committed to diversity in its recruitment initiatives...

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How Shifting Dynamics in Intercontinental Cabling are Driving New High-Reliability Solutions From G&H

How Shifting Dynamics in Intercontinental Cabling are Driving New High-Reliability Solutions From G&H

When a manufacturing facility producing high-reliability components for long-distance submarine cables suddenly has to triple its output...

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How G&H Overcomes Lidar and Sensing Challenges to Make Remote Sense of Earth and Space

Lidar is pushing the boundaries of how we analyze, interpret, and understand earth and space environments from afar...

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International Women in Engineering Day 2021 - G&H Group Engineers Speak Out

In recognition of International Women in Engineering Day 2021, women in engineering and related disciplines from across G&H came together virtually to discuss what it means to be a woman in engineering in 2021.

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G&H Insight June 2021

Photonics Emerges Stronger from the Pandemic, Proving its Robustness and Resilience Against Market Disruptions.

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‘Absolute position, always!’

G&H StingRay Optics NightCrawlIR™ lens series breaks new ground in performance vs. cost.

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G&H is changing the world with photonics.

Driven by passion and precision, G&H engineering is found at the bottom of our oceans through to orbits in outer space.

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The wait is over. Perseverance 2020 has landed on Mars

Innovative G&H components have landed on Mars onboard NASA’s $2.2bn Perseverance Rover.


Successful Launch of Satellite Laser Communication System

Innovative photonic systems and components on board the Optical Data Relay Satellite as part of Japan’s new inter-satellite network

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G&H OCT webinar OCT systems start to finish

OCT Systems Innovation

We discuss the challenges around OCT system DFM and component specification

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G&H OCT systems innovation – component specification to design for manufacture


This webinar will look at what’s involved in designing an optical coherence tomography (OCT) system for manufacture and assembly (DFMA).

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G&H DFB laser manufacture

G&H steps up to the Quantum Technologies Challenge

G&H’s component miniaturization at the heart of QTAssemble for low SWAP-C quantum laser systems.

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NASA Mars Perseverance rover 2020

Mars Perseverance launches with G&H AOTF aboard

NASA launched Mars 2020 Perseverance on 30 July, with a G&H AOTF at the heart of one of the measurement systems.

G&H ITL to make medical ventilators

G&H’s ITL responds to Covid-19 pandemic

ITL is an essential link in the healthcare supply chain and has started manufacturing ventilators as well as hygiene monitoring devices and rapid diagnostic testing platforms.

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Barry Luke (far left) handed over Mark Long’s certificate witnessed by (L-R) SiG business transformation coach Kev McCarthy

Developing talent in Ilminster

Coating supervisor Mark Long's completion of the Growth Lighthouse Team Leader Academy course is part of a wider, long term development of engineering talent in Ilminster.

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G&H Torquay wins apprenticeship award

On 6 February, G&H Torquay were awarded winner of the Best Large Employer at the 2020 South Devon College Apprenticeship Awards

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UHR-PS-OCT device imaging a human volunteer.

EU GALAHAD completes

G&H announces that the EU GALAHAD (Glaucoma – Advanced, LAbel-free High resolution Automated OCT Diagnostics) project has now completed.

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2019 New Product Development

In 2019 our New Product Development (NPD) project portfolio resulted in 48 new products being commercialized and five patents granted, Read about the diverse range.

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JAXA Haybusa2

G&H Acousto-Optic Tunable Filters (AOTFs) Launch into Space

G&H AOTFs are to be deployed in October 2018 the JAXA asteroid exploration probe Mascot, part of the Hayabusa 2 asteroid exploration program.

MINERVA demonstration

New range of diagnostic tools from Mid- and near-infrared spectroscopy project

MINERVA focused on the mid infrared range, the analysis of biological constituents in which gave an indication of the potential for early cancer detection.

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High Power, High LIDT Laser Optics: Understanding Optics for High Power Lasers

Catalog optics are fine for many laser applications but high power lasers require specified damage characteristics of their optics.

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UAV with laser modem

Innovative design process fastracks UAV laser comms development

VP Space Photonics, Stratos Kehayas, on the advantages photonics offers to air-to-ground, air-to-air and air-to-space comms and demonstrating this with an innovative approach to cross-company R&D.

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Space Photonics: A Platform Technology for Satellite Systems

Photonics has the potential to transform the space industry and introduce a paradigm shift in the way satellite payloads and communication terminals are designed and built.

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Laser Damage Live Video 1: The Kerr Effect – Ejection

High threshold G&H front face coating allowing an intense laser beam to enter a silica block.

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Laser Damage Live Video 2: The Kerr Effect – Propagation

High laser damage threshold optics – characteristics, coating, testing and best practices in optical manufacturing.

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Macro close up red bloodshot eyeball for allergy imagery

Compact Optical Delay Line for More Efficient OCT Imaging

Andrew Robertson, Senior Vice President – Systems Technology Groups presents the G&H small form factor (SFF) delay line.

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Photonics West 2017 - Photonic Assemblies

Faster, Smaller Delay Lines Drive Oct Applications Further

OCT over the past twenty years and its use in commercial ophthalmology, cardiology and dermatology has been established.

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