3D Waveguide Technology for Optical Communications

Formed as a spin-out in 2010 from the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot Watt University, Optoscribe is built on a strong foundation of knowledge and expertise in the application of photonic technologies including 3D waveguide solutions.

In April 2016 Optoscribe received investment funding from Archangels, Par Equity and the Scottish Investment Bank.

Optoscribe’s innovative technology produces optical components at a wafer level, primarily aimed at high volume optical transceiver manufacturers supplying the rapidly growing data centre market. The company’s solution enables simple and precise coupling of optical fibres to arrays of laser emitters and/or photodetectors within optical transceivers. This allows the transceiver manufacturers to fully automate assembly using Optoscribe’s monolithic single optical interconnect component while dramatically reducing the costs associated with assembly and test.

The company is located in Livingston, UK and opened a state-of-the-art 7,400 square feet manufacturing facility in March 2017.

David Ovens