LDEFThe Laboratory is exclusively engaged in the research, development and supply of specialist high-quality infrared optics ranging from coatings for single optical components, to the complete spectral design and manufacture of coatings for complex infrared radiometer and ground based astronomical instruments.

The laboratory has a long history of significant contributions to over 30 major UK and international space and astronomical research projects and its staff have authored over 75 scientific papers. 

The quality of research at the laboratory is highly regarded both nationally and internationally. Our desire to create knowledge that benefits society drives our active and diverse research agenda to make a real difference to the pressing challenges facing the world today.

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