The proliferation of cheap, high power laser pointers poses a serious risk to both users and optical sensors in transport, security and defence. In USA Aerospace alone in 2019, there were over 6000 laser-related incidents reported (FAA data shown here).

Working with customers, Optomel has created unique filters that reject specific laser threats whilst retaining high visibility. The Optomel approach allows customers to create more functional, cost-effective laser protection films than is possible with standard laser protection filters.

Optomel successfully completed a recent project, funded by the UK MoD, to further develop our technology in this application. Further details are here.

The key benefits are:

  • Lightweight, ultra-thin plastic filters
  • Cost-effective, large area materials
  • Conformable materials for functional and aesthetic improvement
  • Rapid optical customisation (e.g. against new laser threats)

Prototype wrapround laser protection eyewear