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About Chromacity


Chromacity design and manufacture a range of high-performance ultra-short pulse lasers for scientific and industrial communities worldwide.


Novel laser architecture, and engineering expertise, position Chromacity to manufacture reliable fixed wavelength femtosecond systems and picosecond optical parametric oscillators (OPO), at considerably lower price points, which makes our ultrafast lasers more accessible for researchers to make more discoveries.


Photonics is an unassuming technology, but it’s everywhere. The ability to harness ultrafast lasers, as a light source, is the catalyst for driving advances in life science imaging, semiconductor analysis and industrial sensing. We aim to partner with the trailblazers who can integrate our ultrafast lasers with spectrometers, microscopes, or detector technology to tackle society’s health, safety and environmental challenges.


Our vision is to enable advances in the 4th industrial revolution by being your partner of choice for integrated optical solutions.

Our History


Chromacity was founded by Dr Christopher Leburn and Dr Carl Farrell who commercialised academic research excellence, from Heriot-Watt University, to form the Edinburgh-based laser manufacturer in 2013.  They shared a vision of bringing to market a range of lasers tailored to the specific requirements of life scientists and industrial applications, driven by a unique combination of power, wavelength coverage and value for money.

Our Core Values


Guided by a set of core values, our aim at Chromacity is to develop a new generation of reliable plug & play systems at price points which are more accessible to researchers. In turn, researchers not only spend less money, but spend less valuable time on configurating experimental setups whilst concentrating their efforts on what matters the most – making scientific discoveries.

To have shared beliefs and values centred on clear common goals that define our success.

To create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and accepted.

To foster creativity through collaboration within and out with the company.

To always act with integrity and steadfast commitment in everything we do.

To make a positive impact upon society and acting responsibly by minimising our impact on the environment.

Members of Photonics Scotland
Members of SPIE