Phoenix Optical Technologies Ltd. acquired Orion Photonics in 2018. Since then, our Phoenix coating division, lead by Graeme Jones (coating Division Manager) and Mike Wilde Coating Design Manager) has gone from strength to strength, and with over 40 years of experience in developing innovative thin film solutions for a number of applications. Phoenix are very proud to be classed as the main trusted supplier of choice to many international high profile customers.

Image: Phoenix Coatings Division Clean Room

Based in Devon, England, the POTL coating division operates from a facility with a manufacturing clean-room equipped with high performance coating deposition systems and supporting metrology that are used in a wide variety of critical applications, from avionic cockpit displays, aerospace and defence to analytical to analytical diagnostics, sensors, laser rejection and instrumentation.

Image: Phoenix coated HUD – exhibiting our bespoke graded coating.

We have successfully targeted Defence and Aerospace as a major market area having developed unique processes for Head-up Display combiners and laser rejection filters. A Head-up Display (HUD) provides the ability to project information on to a transparent screen in such a way that it appers to be floating in space as a virtual image.

With high specification precision optics manufactured at our headquarters in St Asaph, North Wales, the virtual image is combined with the view of the real world seen through the screen so that both images appear to be at the same distance.

Armourdillo Toughened Glass – Created, manufactured and supplied only at Phoenix Optical Technologies Ltd.
Image: Phoenix coated M345 assembled combiner arrays.