lighthouse partners
  The NCLA was founded by Professor Tom Glynn in 1989 as a centre of excellence in laser technology. The Centre makes its broad range of expertise and a comprehensive suite of laser systems available to manufacturing industry for the development of innovative products and processes. The Centre interacts with industry through consultancy, laboratory-based feasibility trials, full R&D services, technology transfer, prototyping, laser safety audits and a number of tailored training courses in laser technology, applications and safety. The Centre is also active in collaborative research within National and European research frameworks. The four primary activities conducted by the NCLA are: Industry Direct Research Proprietary Technologies & Commercialisation Outreach & Training Research Services The centre receives some support for its activities from government agencies and is a not for profit recognised research centre within NUI, Galway. More information can be found at
  The Applied Optics Group was formed in October 2002 with the support of Science Foundation Ireland. We are part of the Department of Experimental Physics, and together with the National Centre for Laser Applications we form lightHOUSE: The Centre for Applied Photonics. We currently number 25 researchers. Our research programme covers a wide variety of topics in applied optics and imaging science, including smart optics, adaptive optics, optical scattering and propagation, and engineering optics. Details can be found in the research and publications pages. We welcome collaboration with industry, in particular on PhD student research. We offer short courses to industry through lightFORUM. We have an active primary and secondary school outreach programme. More information can be found at

Centre for Applied Photonics
NUI Galway, Ireland.
Ph: 353-91-493595 Fax: 353-91-494594


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