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Headwall Photonics, Inc.

Headwall designs and manufacture master-quality holographic gratings, spectrographs, and spectrometers from UV to Infrared. Our products are recognized for the highest optical performance with low stray light, high efficiency, small form factor, and environmental stability. We offer collaborative engineering capabilities for rapid prototyping to achieve application-specific performance. We also sell full systems for advanced vision, remote-sensing, lab, and special-purpose applications.

Born with an entrepreneurial spirit: Headwall began with a singular focus on diffractive optics and the unique ability to collect and manage reflected light to become the world's leading supplier of high-performance spectral acquisition instruments and exploitation software.

Headwall's spectral instruments provide differentiated solutions for these markets: remote sensing, advanced machine vision, medical/biotech, and security/defense.

The Company was founded in 2003 after an operational divestiture from the holographic gratings division of Agilent Technologies of Santa Clara, CA. As one example of commercializing innovation, the Headwall team designed and manufactured a new class of instruments called spectral imaging sensors.

The pairing of spectroscopy and imaging allows users to collect complex spectral information and then exploit that data to solve challenges in remote sensing, advanced machine vision, medical-biotech, and defense.

Today, Headwall is a global leader with facilities and partners around the world, providing spectral solutions for commercial users with critical, real-time application needs.

Headwall focuses on the acquisition and exploitation of reflected light for commercial and government customers. Across its four markets, the Company provides:

  • Integrated hyperspectral imaging solutions
  • Spectral imaging sensors
  • Raman imaging spectrographs and OEM subassemblies
  • Diffraction gratings and optical modules for OEM applications

Headwall is certified to the quality standards of ISO 9001:2015

We develop and deliver spectral instrumentation solutions for our customers that meet or exceed expectations while providing full product support. Headwall invests in our core markets with a focus on continuous improvement for the benefit of all of our interested parties, including employees, suppliers, and our local and global communities.

We have three locations:

Bolton, USA

This is Headwall’s headquarters, home to sales, engineering, and systems assembly. Located less than an hour west of Boston, Massachusetts.

Fitchburg, USA

Patented master-quality holographic diffraction gratings are produced in controlled clean rooms at Headwall's Fitchburg, Massachusetts facility.

Brussels, Belgium

Headwall BVBA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Headwall, with a focus on sales, customer support, and light manufacturing for the European continent.

Headwall Photonics, Inc.
580 Main St
United States
Tel: 978-353-4100
Fax: 978-348-1864
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