Guiding Photonics is a fiber optic and sensor company utilizing proprietary hollow fiber optic waveguide technology to provide solutions for customers’ needs in mid-infrared and/or high-power laser applications. Guiding spun off from OptoKnowledge Systems, Inc. in 2020 to enable an independent focus on customer needs for laser delivery (spanning UV to Far-IR), signal collection, and tunable laser absorption spectroscopy.
Hollow fiber fabrication began at OptoKnowledge in 2012 by leveraging U.S. Department of Energy STTR funding to transition technology developed at Rutgers University. Guiding Photonics is built directly on this foundation and will continue to advance the state of the art and push the technology of low-loss, robust hollow fibers and associated components. This includes continued development of unique, proprietary plastic fibers, single-mode fibers, fiber bundles, and optical assemblies. All of the principals that led the fiber development at OptoKnowledge are part of the Guiding team and pledge to maintain the same high quality and unmatched customer service.