Life Sciences

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Life Sciences Capabilities

Gooch & Housego is an expert manufacturer of high-quality optical sub-systems and other optical components for life science markets. With a proven track record of providing assemblies and components for medical imaging systems, ophthalmic optical coherence tomography, and other imaging applications, G&H is the perfect partner for all of your innovative, high-tech optical solutions.

Laser Surgery

Products for the laser surgery market are based on fiber optic and acousto-optic technologies, and may be used in a wide variety of applications including scar correction, prostate surgery, cataract surgery, freckle, mole, and tattoo removal, wrinkle reduction, and teeth whitening.


Modern, laser-based techniques are transforming the field of microscopy. G&H has developed acousto-optic devices and hyperspectral imaging systems to control the many laser sources and analyze complex images in microscopy systems used for medical equipment manufacturing.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is primarily used in retinal imaging for diagnosing diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneracy. G&H offers a broad range of products including but not limited to delay lines, OCT couplers, collimators, acousto-optic frequency shifters, and advanced custom modules.

Current biomedical imaging products include:

  • Wideband fiber couplers (850nm, 1060nm and 1300nm)
  • Fiber interferometers
  • High specification fiber collimators
  • Spectrometers
  • Fiber switching circuits
  • Stepped fiber assemblies
  • Fiber based ASE sources
  • Full optical head assembly

Life Sciences Photonics R&D

G&H has become an experienced leader in fiber optical subsystems for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). Since OCT has become the standard ophthalmic diagnostic tool deployed in multiple applications like cardio and cancer imaging, G&H is investing in R&D of new products and new capabilities specifically targeted at biomedical applications.

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