Intelligent Optical Systems


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Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc. (IOS) is a highly innovative R&D organization and supplier of sensor, test, and measurement technology to industry, government, and research markets, with a principal position in physical, chemical, biological, radiological and remote sensing. Optech Ventures, LLC, the commercialization sister company of IOS, sells a full line of commercial instruments for industrial inspection based on laser ultrasonics.

We are a leading technology provider of advanced light sources, chemical sensors, and biomedical sensors based on advanced optics and proprietary optical fibers.  Our technology and product developments have received international acclaim, including selection to Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2007.

Our experienced staff of scientists and engineers includes subject matter experts in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, signal processing, and algorithm development, with product development expertise in electronic hardware design, software design, and mechanical design for sensors and instruments.

Our location in Torrance, CA houses our state-of-the-art research laboratories, product manufacturing and assembly areas, as well as product sales and corporate offices. IOS has laboratories dedicated to chemical, physical, and radiological sensing, optical fiber sensor development, integrated optics, laser ultrasonics, advanced light sources, spectroscopy, biomedical and biochemical research, image analysis, and instrument control.

IOS has a successful history of commercialization through direct product sales, spin-off companies, and licensing/royalty agreements with small businesses and large defense contractors.

The IOS customer base includes companies such as General Motors, Corning Corporation, Honeywell, and Smiths Detection, and U.S. Government agencies including NASA, TSWG, NSF, NIH, EPA, the Departments of Energy, Homeland Security, Commerce, Transportation, and Agriculture, and the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air Force.