Founded by former senior technical staff from defense contractor BAE Systems, LumOptica Ltd. has opened and is offering design, simulation, and testing for development of optical and laser systems, as well as consultancy and training. Its three directors, Drs. Craig Stacey, Roy Clarke and Chris Stace, have more than 90 years of combined experience in optical systems engineering, from applied research to the design and development of prototype demonstration systems. LumOptica also draws on the expertise of a network of industry and academic partners. "We can design to order but we believe that our experience, skills and domain knowledge can help businesses to develop not only cost-effective solutions to their problems, but also the optimal solutions," said Stacey, who is also the CEO. "This could be through R&D, new designs, development and test of prototypes, or guidance for current designs." Available services cover imaging and projection systems, particularly laser- and LED-based transmission and beam-combining systems. Technologies include free-space and fiber optic systems across the optical spectrum from UV to longwave-infrared. For more information, visit www.lumoptica.com.