G&H: Shaping a New Paradigm in Photonics Technology

Top 5 Photonics Solutions Companies in UK - 2022

In the last decades’ impressive progress in the field of photonics has been achieved, thanks to remarkable advances in the understanding of the physical processes at the heart of light-matter interaction in photonic applications and to the introduction of crucial technological innovations. Although the laser market has steadily increased since the 1970s, innovation and revenue growth have slowed over the past decade. Many low-cost companies have entered the market as the core technology matured. That put pressure on the average sales price for lasers used in high-volume end products, including those related to telecom transmission, marking and engraving, and bio-sensing. But the sector may now be on the cusp of a new age of innovation in which lasers are increasingly combined with optics and sensors to enable even more sophisticated applications. These integrated devices, many of which are still in development in several industries, could put the laser market back on a high-growth trajectory and become the main source of value.

Industry stakeholders—including owners, operators, and board members—have recognized these advantages and are quickly moving to broaden the technological capabilities of their companies through mergers, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships. To help photonics-industry stakeholders evaluate the opportunities ahead, we assessed recent developments across laser end markets. We then explored the optics and sensor sectors in detail, focusing on the unique capabilities that such technologies can provide when combined with lasers. Helping business leaders strengthen their operational capabilities and enable accelerated growth in the sector, Semiconductor Review has compiled a list of the UK’s Top 5 Photonics Solutions Providers. Besides, the magazine also includes insights from thought leaders in the sectors on the industry trends, recent innovations, best practices and their advice for aspiring CIOs and CXOs.

We present to you Semiconductor Review’s “Top 5 Photonics Solutions Providers in UK – 2022.”

    Top Photonics Solutions Companies in UK

  • G&H


    G&H is a photonics technology business headquartered in Ilminster Somerset, UK with operations in the USA and Europe. A world leader in optical designing, testing and manufacturing, the company works with OEM customers worldwide, providing optical systems, assemblies and components for demanding applications, often for deployment in harsh environments. As a catalyst for innovation and efficient manufacturing, its capabilities include a remarkably broad spectrum of photonic technologies: crystal growth, optical materials processing, acousto-optics and electro-optics, active and passive fibre optic components, precision optics, opto-mechanical and medical systems, and active and passive fibre optic components


  • With over 30 years of experience in the LED industry, PRP fosters an innovator mindset and out-of-box thinking, and is considered one of the key catalysts of the ongoing LED revolution. What underpins PRP’s role as an industry leader is the company’s team of engineers, who are highly experienced in different aspects of customised, high-performance microLED and LED light engines development. This gives PRP the ability to tackle every production aspect internally—be it designing the optics and the electronics of the LED bulb or developing the software to manage the finished LED product. A recent testament to this robust in-house innovation capacity is PRP’s Aegina—an intelligent UVC LED water purification system that delivers 99.99 percent clean, Class A (NSF 55 Standards) pure water.


  • EDA Solutions

    EDA Solutions

    EDA Solutions is the exclusive European, IC Solutions business partner for Siemens EDA. The company designs sophisticated analog/mixed-signal custom ASIC, MEMS, Printed Electronic and Silicon Photonic IC devices for its customers. Additionally, the company offers unrivaled access to cost-effective and state-of-the-art Custom IC EDA design tools and semiconductor test data analytic solutions

  • Helia Photonics

    Helia Photonics

    Helia Photonics specialises in demanding optical coatings for micro-optics and light emitting semiconductor devices. With over 15 years of trading and over a hundred well established customers, Helia Photonics aims to become the premier player in its field. Helia employs a range of vacuum optical coating technologies and with a keen interest in reinvestment and research, plans to ensure a strong foothold at the forefront of high power diode lasers and high performance antireflection coatings. Helia are constantly looking at global developments in photonics devices & ensuring that processes are in place to address these ever-demanding requirements

  • Photon Design

    Photon Design

    Photon Design has been providing state of the art simulation software to the photonics research and industry since 1992. The company offers a very wide range of simulation tools for a large number of applications ranging from the modelling of laser diodes and photonic integrated circuits (PIC) to rigorous Maxwell equation solvers for the simulation of optical components. Also, Photon Design have long running experience in photonics design and modelling and in numerical methods, so feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss your modelling needs