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Optics & Photonics

A new range of products, our OptoSci training packages are designed to give universities and colleges an immediate solution to the provision of comprehensive and stimulating lab based courses in key areas of photonics technology, in particular in the field of optical fibre communications. Each educational solution includes all the required optoelectronic hardware with extensive literature and curriculum support. Instrumentation listed needs to be purchased seperately. Please contact us for further clarification.

Find out more about our curriculum mapping and the levels of UK education.

Level 3

Picture of Basics of physical optics kit

This kit enables students to gain access to a basic optical bench that offers an enhanced set of accessories, allowing the user to perform introductory experiments in the field of optics.  The...

Picture of Basic fibre optics networks

This kit enables teachers to deliver the outcomes of basic fibre optics courses, including practical activities such as preparing, checking, splicing and cleaning cables for insertion.  Studen...

Level 4,5,6

Picture of Principles of optical waveguiding kit

This kit investigates the conditions under which optical waveguiding occurs in dielectric media, and then explores how these fundamental principles are applied by examining mode propogation and cha...

Picture of Advanced fibre optic communications kit

This kit covers the experimental characterisation of all the major components of a fibre optic communications link, (i.e. LED and laser diode transmitter, the optical fibre and the receiver) and th...

Picture of Bit error rate and eye diagrams kit

This extension kit allows the generation and evaluation of eye diagrams and investigation of the effects of noise, attenuation and dispersion on eye diagrams and BER in LED and laser optical commun...

Picture of Optical network analysis and OTDR kit

This solution investigates the operation and characteristics of one of the key instruments used by optical communications engineers, the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) and examines how OT...

Picture of Erbium doped fibre amplifiers kit

This solution allows full characterisation of the gain and noise performance of one of the key components in long distance optical fibre communication systems, the erbium doped fibre amplifier.


Picture of Principles of lasers kit

This solution allows detailed investigation of laser performance, output characteristics and dynamic response using a series of fibre ring lasers formed using an erbium doped fibre laser gain mediu...

Picture of WDM component characterisation base kit

This series is a modular and expandable range of kits investigating, analysing and characterising:

  • Wavelength Division Multiplex (WDM) component
  • Bragg Gratings
  • 13...

Picture of Complete advanced physical optics kit

The four modules in ED-OPTICS (polarisation, reflection and refraction, diffraction, interference & coherence) examine various topics in physical optics and provide a solid grounding in the fun...

Picture of Polarisation kit

The polarisation module enables students to carry out the following experimental investigations:

  • Malus' law
  • Properties of half, quarter & arbitrary wave plates

Picture of Reflection and refraction kit

The reflection and refraction module enables students to carry out the following experimental investigations:

  • Snell's law
  • Fresnel's Equations
  • Brewster's Angle
Picture of Diffraction Kit

The diffraction module enables students to carry out the following experimental investigations:

  • Fraunhofer & Fresnel diffraction at slits/apertures
  • Reflection and trans...

Picture of Interference and coherence kit

The interference and coherence module enables students to carry out the following experimental investigations:

  • Michelson interferometer
  • Optical surface quality
  • Op...


Dublin City University:

"We have been using OptoSci educational kits for training students for over a decade. The self-contained experiments and detailed manuals are excellent for giving students a practical introduction to optical communications towards the end of Physics or Electronic Engineering programmes."

Liam Barry


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