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VFI software update, version 4.1


Arden Photonics are pleased to announce a new software update for our cleave check interferometer (VFI) product range Рversion 4.1. This update includes windows 10 compatibility, a new on screen scale bar and general bug fixes. If you would like to inquire about software version 4.1 email us at

EMPIR Project Helsinki, Finland

14IND13 KO group photo

Ed and David from Arden Photonics were present at the EMPIR project kick-off meeting in Helsinki, Finland last month. The EMPIR project is a collaboration between National Metrology Institutes, and SMEs. The project will last for 3 years and aims to develop online and offline characterisation techniques for the latest generation of photonic components and

Team Arden Gets Running


A team of runners from Arden took part in the popular Knowle Fun Run. The Knowle Fun Run is a major event on the local calendar with over 1200 people taking on the 5 mile course through the village. Team Arden Photonics performed admirably, coming in 8th out of nearly 50 competing teams by aggregate

Arden and Linpu at CIOE in Shenzhen, China


This month we were pleased to support our Chinese distributor Linpu Instruments at the CIOE trade fair in Shenzhen, China. On the Linpu booth we featured the MPX Encircled Flux meter, the ModCon Mode controller. We also introduced our new FGC fiber geometry measurement system for measuring core and cladding geometry of singlemode and multimode

Arden Photonics buys Royston House


This month we completed the purchase of Royston House, the building which Arden Photonics has occupied for the last 5 years. This gives us room for expansion, removes some uncertainy about the future and gives us more flexibility to configure our work-space to meet not only increased order levels but different product mix. Over all

Visit from Lorely Burt, our local MP


We had a visit from Lorely Burt, our local Member of Parliament, this month. During the visit she learned about some of the processes which we undertake on a routine basis such as UPC and APC connector polishing. Tracy Turner showed her some of her work, and the skills she has developed since joining Arden

Arden helps to improve food safety


In an exciting new £600,000 project funded by the Technology Strategy Board, Arden Photonics has teamed up with Branscan Ltd, Aston University and Warburtons Bakery, to use innovative photonic technology to develop a sensing solution for characterising and inspecting food products. Near Infra-Red (NIR) spectroscopy technology developed by the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (

NEW Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Validation Phantom

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We are pleased to announce the release of the OCT phantom.. The APL-OP01 Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) phantom is a device to qualitatively and quantitatively characterize the performance of an OCT system, including spatially varying resolution, sensitivity, distortion and scan linearity. The phantom contains four geometrical patterns inscribed within a substrate to form localized refractive

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