Malvern Optical has a suite of measurement equipment that can be used to characterise the properties of a surface, from reflectance or transmission, to refractive index or topology. Sample sizes can range from sub-micron scale to very large areas utilising both laboratory and field-portable instrumentation.
The optical measurement facility provides data for theoretical modelling and simulation, prototype characterisation and quality control purposes. The facility includes a range of systems which are of a custom design and built in-house for specific applications not covered by commercial off the shelf equipment.
Housed within the temperature controlled optical characterisation laboratory at Malvern Optical, our range of spectrophotometers and FTIR spectrometers allow us to characterise materials across the electromagnetic spectrum, from the ultraviolet to far-infrared.
These are complimented by a range of reflectometers (for bidirectional reflectance, spectroscopic ellipsometry or scattering measurements), spectral microscopes and material composition analysis capabilities.
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Our Optical Laboratory is located at our site on Throckmorton Airfield.
Formally known as RAF Pershore, Throck Morton Airfield is home to the Throckmorton Air Show and was built in the 1940s, during the Second World War and was home to No 23 Operational Training Unit equipped with Wellington bombers.
Hangar 3, Throckmorton Airfield,
Long Ln, Throckmorton,
Pershore WR10 2JH