We Bring Solutions to Light!


Welcome to Amethyst Research Limited’s official website.

Amethyst is an electro-optical solutions house based within the United Kingdom. We specialise in designing and developing custom III-V infrared detectors for research and customer needs, whether that be for defence and security, environmental monitoring or medical applications.

Our unique Amethyst Barrier Diode Technology (ABaTTM) offers low-noise broadband performance over the SWIR, MWIR or LWIR bands of the infrared spectra and is ideally suited for applications which require a complex thermal imaging solution.

Our enhanced resonant cavity photodetectors (RCE-PD) provides high sensitivity “laser-line” narrowband infrared detection over SWIR, MWIR and LWIR bands and can be customised to focus on particular spectral fingerprint lines of compounds and is optimally suited for gas sensing, chemical analysis or biomarker detection.

Our Technology:

Amethyst broadband ABaTTM infrared detector with pre-amplifier electronics


Amethyst Narrowband (~10 nm) Resonant Cavity infrared detector on a TEC header with sapphire cap

Contact Us:

West of Scotland Science Park
Block 6, Unit 8
Kelvin Campus
Glasgow
G20 0SP

Phone: +44 (0)141 261 6047
Email: enquiries@amethyst-research.co.uk