The Optical Spectroscopy and related Photonics Measurements markets has proven over the years to be one of the most dynamic and exciting marketplaces in our company’s wheelhouse.  Spectroscopy itself has driven a new class of what were laboratory instruments to be viewed as sensors. We invite you to engage our sales team to discuss your application in this fast moving technology space.

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Formerly Ocean Optics, Ocean Insight is the inventor of the field of Modular Spectroscopy.  A source of pride for GTL is that we are Ocean’s longest serving distributor with 1000’s of spectrometers delivered into the Canadian marketplace.  The evolution of the product range over the years has been one from individual components to full analytical solutions and it has been our pleasure to be part of this growth.

We have gained deep expertise about the Ocean product line up, the applications, the configurations and the support needed to provide our users with the best experience.  Our support starts in the presale where we will learn about your application and offer our considered opinions on a best way forward.

The product that started the field of modular spectroscopy, circa 1992, the Ocean Optics S1000.

Analytical, Process, Educational, OEM Components and Systems

Ocean Insight produces both component-based solutions, and finished instruments and solutions. Components are configured with individual products put together via fiber optic cables to fulfill a range of functions.  As part of GTL’s quality control, we do our best to test all systems prior to shipping to insure a positive out of the box experience.  If you require installation or operational assistance, it is our pleasure to help whether with a phone or web call or as an optional onsite visit.  Please consult with us and we will do our best to assist.

The range of applications we cover for the Ocean portfolio is too vast to list but suffice to say if you are measuring the components of light, if you need to characterize an absorbance, reflection, transmission, or a fluorescence or if you are considering RAMAN, or looking at process control, we will have a solution. Similarly, if you are considering a spectrometer as a sensor in your OEM build, we invite you to engage with us – we have deployed 1000’s of units from Ocean Insight.

Special note for Educational Users. It has been our continued pleasure to work with academic institutions putting together both spectrometer packages and curricula working within your budget.


Raptor Photonics is a leading developer and supplier of next generation, high-performance digital camera solutions for the Scientific, Surveillance and Aerospace markets. Through their wide product range, GTL offers CCD, EMCCD and lnGaAs solutions of the highest quality. As well as standard products, Raptor provides custom solutions to OEM and Instrumentation companies.  GTL is proud to be Raptor’s Canadian distributor and welcomes your inquiries as to how a Raptor solution may help.



    The Owl 640 M variant offers a low compact, low power and cost effective solution within the Owl 640 family. The camera is a TEC-less version of the successful Owl 640. This SWaP (Size, weight and power) design is perfect for integration into small OEM and machine vision scientific platforms.

    TEC-less Visible-SWIR

    15μm x 15μm pixel pitch

    Low Power: <2.5W

    High intra-scene dynamic range: 72dB

    Ultra compact, Rugged and has no fan


    Raptor designs and builds innovative, high-quality cameras to the following accreditations and standards.

    MilSpec Standards: All Raptor cameras are designed to MIL-STD-810F and MIL-STD-704F standards

    High Quality: Raptor carries the latest quality accreditation BS EN ISO 9001:2015 and IPC Class 3. We have RMAs (returns) of < 2%

    Rugged and Compact: Raptor cameras are designed for EMC & Environmental stress, shock & vibration

    Quality Workmanship: Raptor cameras are built to Class IPCa610, ESD and are RoHS Compliant

If your application requires a high reliability, low light measurement, whether VIS, VNIR, SWIR or X-Ray, in a standard format or as a custom design for your OEM, we would be happy to hear from you and discuss how we may best assist.


GTL is known as a spectroscopy provider and a go to company for optical spectral needs. More recently the combination of a spectral front end and an imaging camera is opening up new and exciting markets in the spectral imaging and hyperspectral imaging market space. GTL began providing multi spectral measurements through the Ocean Pixelteq group and now is proud to be able to provide complete hyperspectral imaging solutions.

Clyde Hyperspectral Imaging and Technology Ltd.

“We make and measure rainbows.”

Based in Clydebank, Scotland, Clyde Hyperspectral Imaging and Technology Ltd., (ClydeHSI) are specialists in hyperspectral imaging and optical spectroscopy, providing a wide range of both hyperspectral and conventional spectroscopy instruments and systems.

ClydeHSI takes care of the technology, so the user can focus on what matters – getting results.  All their systems are supported by leading software for data acquisition, analysis and display.

ClydeHSI’s recent application focus has been in Heritage Art and in Food Quality and Security.

These are very much application-oriented systems, so we encourage an open dialogue with us to best configure a system to match your needs.

HinaLea Imaging

Hinalea’s award-winning platform unifies the power of hyperspectral and digital imaging to generate data-rich images revealing critical details about an item under investigation.  Using a push broom front end coupled to a CCD or InGaAs camera, their series of HyperSpectral Cameras provide a cost effective and deployable solution.

HinaLea Model 4200 Microscope System (Aug 2018) PDF

HinaLea Model 4200 WideField HySi Camera (Aug 2018) PDF

Ocean Insight Series of Multispectral Cameras

Ocean’s FluxData group builds robust industrial imaging systems for the machine vision marketplace.  Purpose built based on specifications for the application, these multispectral cameras are based on  custom-specified filters for bands between 400-1100 nm. Their product range enables a range of applications including medical diagnostics, machine vision in process control, and safety and security.  We encourage you to discuss with us your application.



GTL has been providing signal recovery solutions through one or more of its supplier-partners since the company incorporation. Sensitive measurements whether in photonics, electrochemistry, research facilities, or in industrial settings are needed to obtain the needed data.  We have grouped these instruments into our Optical market segment but these can also be within the materials characterization segment and the nuclear research segment.

Solar Light Company

Solar Light Company, LLC has been providing research professionals with laboratory-grade solutions for the advancement of light sciences ever since they invented the world’s first Solar Simulator in 1967. The company is recognized worldwide as a premier manufacturer of Precision Light Sources, Light Measurement Instrumentation, UV Transmittance Analyzers, Meteorological Instrumentation, OEM Instrumentation, and over 135 different types of Sensors. They also provide a wide array of services, including accelerated UV materials testing, NIST-traceable spectroradiometric analyses, reflectance and spectral transmittance testing, and calibrations for light meters and light sources.

Solar Light is in the business of measuring the impact of environmental exposure. We believe that the societal risk and impact of environmental exposure is a long-term growth driver. Building on a 50+ year heritage of measuring and understanding the impact of solar UV, we provide a complete range of solutions from measurement products, to offering the services of measurement to our customers.

The SPF value assigned to your sunscreen, lotion, or even your protective clothing was most likely provided through a measurement from a Solar Light Exposure System.  We have provided systems to most of the cosmetics manufacturers and their related laboratory partners.

Solar Light invented the first solar simulator and since has expanded their product range to meet a large range of exposure applications, atmospheric measurements, handheld metering and related needs.  Consult with us if you need similar radiometric measurements and we will be happy to assist.


Swedish maker SynkTek has a long history in analog electronics design, offering customized solutions for a wide range of precision measurement needs.  Their flagship product is a compact multichannel lock in amplifier system which can make complex AC and DC measurements on up to ten different analog signals. In addition, it can generate excitation signals to drive the experiment, as well as measure the current delivered by these signals. It is therefore ideally suited to making direct impedance measurements on samples such as superconductors or in material analysis, as well as for use in optical, calorimetric, AC susceptibility, and many other experiments.

Synktek Flyer PDF

Liquid Instruments 

Liquid Instruments’ test equipment with Instrument-on-Chip technology delivers a unique combination of performance and versatility to help scientists, engineers, and students, learn, discover, and create. MOKU (Hawaiian for Island and the Hawaiian Island Chain) represents an FPGA based platform with ADC, DAC, GPIO and so on, all programmable to present a single compact high performance test instrument.  MOKU:Pro has 10 professional-grade instruments in one integrated platform, all operable from an iPAD.

GTL’s extensive experience with the research community puts us in a unique position to offer this powerful all in one instrument to most of our technical segments. We think of the support instruments in a typical laser lab with optical tables.  MOKU:Pro can replace the DSO, LIA, Waveform generators, Phase Meters, A/D and D/A needs, GPIO and the list goes on.

Consult with us to discover how powerful this new innovative instrument is and how it can help your work.

MokuPro Data Sheet PDF


Long the leader in the research community, one will find ORTEC NIM’s and counting modules in every academic research facility.  Timing and pulse counting modules are available from their extensive catalogue for applications as diverse as nuclear timing, photon counting, time of flight mass spectroscopy and fluorescence lifetime studies.

Consult with us and we will help select the best modules for your application.