Laser Induced Damage Threshold (LIDT) Testing

Belford Research Ltd, (BRL) is located near Edinburgh and is the only UK commercial facility equipped for Laser Induced Damage Threshold (LIDT) testing.

Belford Research Ltd.
32/15 Hardengreen Business Park
Dalhousie Road
EH22 3NX

Telephone: +44 (0) 131 660 1050


Optical Absorption Testing

Stanford Photo-thermal Solutions offer PCI absorption measurements.

Telephone: +1 408 898-0446







Optical Design Services

Walker Optics has worked on a number of collaborative projects with PowerPhotonic and has many years of experience designing and building optical and laser systems.

Walker Optics

Telephone: +44 (0)7917 360710


University Collaboration

Heriot-Watt University's strengths in the physics of lasers, photonics, and optoelectronic devices is exploited within the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences covering photonic physics, engineering photonics and quantum sciences, building on a 40+ year history of world-leading research.


Prof M J Daniel Esser
RAEng / Selex ES Chair in Laser Device Physics & Engineering
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Heriot Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS


Telephone: +44 (0) 131 451 3085