Gooch & Housego

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G&H is an international photonics technology business headquartered in Ilminster, Somerset, UK with operations in the USA and Europe.

A global leader in its field, the company researches, designs, engineers and manufactures advanced photonic systems, components, assemblies and instrumentation for demanding applications in often rugged environments for the aerospace & defense (including space), industrial, life Sciences and scientific research sectors. World leading design, development and manufacturing expertise is offered across a broad, complementary range of technologies.

Technology Innovation

In February 2013, G&H established the Systems Technology Group (STG) at its Torquay UK facility to function as a separate business unit with a remit to design, develop and prototype systems-level products. The objective was to build a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in mechanical, electronic and software design and modelling and to integrate these technologies with G&H’s expertise in photonics. The STG accelerates G&H’s move up the value chain by providing a strong pipeline of component and sub-systems development, thus offering our customers a complete system design, development and manufacturing service

We want to be part of our customers’ system solution from the start of design work all the way through to volume production. Let us know what your application is and we will show you how we can support you.

Specific area of focus for the STG are currently:

Space Photonics R&D
Photonic Telecom Payloads, Laser Communication Terminals (LCT), Optically-interconnected On-Board Processors

Life Sciences R&D 
Developing new metrology systems for medical diagnostics
Reinforcing our market leading position in Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

For more information on G&H capabilities, products and services, please visit or e-mail

What’s new

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    Acousto-Optic Modulators for CO2 Laser Systems

    Products | 14 Jul 2015

    Gooch & Housego launches a new range of acousto-optic modulators (AOMs) and RF drivers for CO2 lasers at Laser, World of Photonics, Munich, 22-25 June 2015.

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    Growing our business – investing in people

    News | 13 Jul 2015

    January 2015 saw Mark Webster’s official appointment to the role of CEO. The subsequent months have seen a succession of critical appointments for the Company.

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    Photonic Packaging for Light-MiLES: Miniature Laser-Illumined Eye-safe Sensors

    Products | 3 Jul 2015

    Light-MiLES was an Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board) funded research project running from December 2012 – May 2015. The project goals were to develop a novel laser transmitter and integrate it with an imaging array to produce an active laser-illuminated imaging sensor.

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    New Website Launch from Gooch & Housego

    News | 23 Jun 2015

    The Gooch & Housego marketing department is pleased to release a number of critically important updates to our corporate website. These updates are designed to provide a significantly improved user experience, more accessible information, and a greater depth and breadth of content.

  • G&H wins IOP Innovation Award with Fiber Coupled Acousto-Optic Modulator

    G&H wins IOP Innovation Award with Fiber Coupled Acousto-Optic Modulator

    News | 20 Apr 2015

    Gooch & Housego are proud to announce that the Fiber-Q was given the prestigious Institute of Physics (IOP) Award for Innovation at a ceremony at the London based Institute in October.

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