Founded in 1959, Oxford Instruments has grown and flourished; exploiting technologies developed in the first quantum revolution.
Our first 60 years included superconducting materials generating high magnetic fields for medical imaging and, superfluids generating ultra-low temperatures; lasers and cameras for optical spectroscopy and X-ray detectors for chemical fingerprinting in electron microscopy; single atoms imaged through atomic force microscopy and graphene nano-structures deposited atom by atom. Our technologies harness the quantum phenomena of ‘coherence’ and ‘localisation’.
In our next 60 years; the second quantum revolution, exploiting ‘entanglement’ and ‘superposition’ will open new possibilities in timing, sensing, imaging, computing and cryptography. Oxford Instruments is playing a key role driving quantum technologies creating societal impact through improved healthcare, energy generation and storage, bio-sciences, functional materials, advanced computing and global security.
The world we live and work in will be revolutionised through quantum technologies, Oxford Instruments wants to be your partner in that journey.