Optalysys was formed to solve the fundamental limitations facing traditional computing. This is at a time when the unquenchable thirst for faster processing ever expanding volumes of data comes face to face with the impending demise of Moore's Law. 

We are developing optical high performance processors and solutions that operate at levels well in excess of traditional computing architectures at a fraction of the cost and energy consumption.

Optalysys technology uses light, rather than electricity, to perform processor intensive mathematical functions in parallel at incredibly high-speeds and resolutions. The first co-processor product launches Q1/2018, aimed at the genomics market. Read about our much anticipated first product.

See our collaboration projects and some example applications.


The team

Dr. Nick New CEO, Director, Founder Nick previously co-founded Cambridge Correlators Limited (the forerunner to Optalysys) and is the driving force behind the technology. Nick graduated from Cambridge University with a doctorate in Optical Pattern Recognition, following his Electrical Engineering degree at Liverpool University.

Dr. Nick New
CEO, Director, Founder

Nick previously co-founded Cambridge Correlators Limited (the forerunner to Optalysys) and is the driving force behind the technology. Nick graduated from Cambridge University with a doctorate in Optical Pattern Recognition, following his Electrical Engineering degree at Liverpool University.

Emma Blaylock Director, Chief Commercial Officer Emma is an experienced business strategist. She holds a degree in Computer Science and an MBA with distinction from Kellogg School of Management. Formerly a director in Corporate Development at M&A and Sony Corp. of America and management consultant at Deloitte & Touche and Andersen.

Emma Blaylock
Director, Chief Commercial Officer

Emma is an experienced business strategist. She holds a degree in Computer Science and an MBA with distinction from Kellogg School of Management. Formerly a director in Corporate Development at M&A and Sony Corp. of America and management consultant at Deloitte & Touche and Andersen.

Robert Todd VP Engineering Robert ran RDT Precision Optics after working with optics companies Vickers and Biorad. He has extensive knowledge and experience of manufacturing optical components and bespoke system.

Robert Todd
VP Engineering

Robert ran RDT Precision Optics after working with optics companies Vickers and Biorad. He has extensive knowledge and experience of manufacturing optical components and bespoke system.

 
Dr Ananta Palani VP Technology, USA Ananta holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge specialising in Photonics, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Optical Computing. Ananta also holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada-Reno and an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Georgia.

Dr Ananta Palani
VP Technology, USA

Ananta holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge specialising in Photonics, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Optical Computing. Ananta also holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada-Reno and an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Georgia.

Dr. Richard Juday Technical Advisor Richard was head of the Hybrid Vision Laboratory at NASA where he oversaw image processing and pattern recognition.  Other notable work includes a NASA funded project to explore the principles of future space travel technology using White-Juday warp field interferometers.

Dr. Richard Juday
Technical Advisor

Richard was head of the Hybrid Vision Laboratory at NASA where he oversaw image processing and pattern recognition.  Other notable work includes a NASA funded project to explore the principles of future space travel technology using White-Juday warp field interferometers.

Prof Timothy Wilkinson Technical Advisor Tim has been working has been working at the University of Cambridge in the field of freespace optics, devices and systems for over 25 years. He developed the binary phase-only matched filter (BPOMF) and 1/f joint transform correlators, and holds several patents and authored over 70 refereed journal papers.

Prof Timothy Wilkinson
Technical Advisor

Tim has been working has been working at the University of Cambridge in the field of freespace optics, devices and systems for over 25 years. He developed the binary phase-only matched filter (BPOMF) and 1/f joint transform correlators, and holds several patents and authored over 70 refereed journal papers.


Our History
 

2018: First product launches for genomics

2017: DARPA seedling project completed under the ACCESS program

2016: Multiplexed correlator designs implemented

2015: Completed re-configurable, lens-less prototype

2015: Awarded Horizon2020 project with ECMWF

2015: Awarded InnovateUK project in partnership with the Earlham Institute

2014: Designed and patented alignment method for integrating multiple components

2013: Developed lens-less modular optics concept

2013: Shifted focus to big data and model simulations and formed Optalysys

2012: Developed reconfigurable optical processors

2009: Completed optical derivative processor proof of concept

2007: Built and sold “Solid block” rugged lens-less military correlators

2006: First HD SLMs became available in the market

2003: Developed compact Joint Transform Correlator Systems

2001: Cambridge Correlators Spun out from Cambridge University