Luxmux serves an array of industries by developing and delivering highly specific light sources, emission monitoring systems, and custom photonic solutions. Our technologies enable industry-leading capabilities to help clients achieve their operational goals.

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Our Mission

To establish lasting relationships with our clients by providing reliable products, exceptional customer service, and ongoing support. Everyone at Luxmux is part of our continuous improvement culture.

Our Vision

To illuminate the solutions that photonics can provide through continuous innovation of our own products and technology.

Quality Policy

At Luxmux, we use only the highest-quality components, manufactured consistently to our stringent specifications. After assembly, we test each system in-house before it is carefully packaged and shipped to customers. We ensure our customers receive well-built and thoroughly inspected products.

We design and manufacture all photonic products and solutions with our customers in mind. Our unique designs power existing applications in Photonics and will facilitate the emergence of new applications within:

  • Telecommunications
  • Biomedical
  • Sensing
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental
  • Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Research and development
  • Academia

Luxmux takes advantage of conventional and leading-edge optical technology to solve your process and industrial control problems.

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In-House R&D

We know what’s possible because we develop our technologies in-house.

We are not a third-party supplier - every product we carry is based on our clients’ real-life needs.

Critical design, initial prototyping, and proof of design are performed on-premise. Designed with purpose from the ground up – it’s what makes our products so streamlined and efficient.

Luxmux has been recognized for our accomplishments on a provincial, national and international scale. In 2016, Luxmux was recipient of the Alberta Science and Technology Leadership (ASTech) Outstanding Science and Technology Startup award. In 2018, Luxmux was recognized at the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) conference as a finalist for the PRISM Award for Photonics Innovation.

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Our Team

Yonathan Dattner is an award-winning entrepreneur who leads various multi-disciplinary projects and creates advanced technologies within the photonics industry. Yonathan works closely with academia, industrial partners, and government to launch and integrate new technologies into a variety of industries. As founder and President of LUXMUX Technology Corporation, Yonathan has raised over $6 million in capital to commercialize LUXMUX’s innovation. He has negotiated and secured capital from private, industrial, and government sources, and has been instrumental in garnering LUXMUX’s awards for outstanding Science and Technology Start-Ups.

Yonathan is often invited to speak at industry conferences and seminars, has published a number of peer-reviewed journal papers, and has filed patents. Yonathan received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Institute of Technology in Israel, his M.Sc. at the University of Calgary, and was an external student at the University of British Columbia's Microsystems and Nanotechnology Group.

Yonathan is a professional member in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Brian is a manufacturing, business operation management, marketing, and engineering executive with demonstrated responsibility and success in P&L management, international operations, research and development, product development, and business development. Leadership and directions include start-ups and turnarounds. He is a results- and efforts-driven facilitator and leader who can target issues, identify solutions and lead organizations to success. Brian is also experienced in streamlining operations, implementing continuous improvement strategies, and creating top effort driven performer and top performing teams. Development of sensor clusters for pressure, flow and temperature measurement, sensor and brand development. Developing brand strategies with corresponding marketing and sales programs. Development of sensor modules for transducers in the medical and industrial marketplace. Development of technical marketing and sales strategies for photonic sensor systems. Responsible for the redesign of worldwide marketing and sales of integrated Laser Modules with Electronics for new market expansions test and measurement and structural health monitoring, and the marketing of photonic light sources for use in the medical marketplace. A good record of success in driving improvements in cycle time reduction by 30 - 50%, cost saving due to quality, materials and operational improvements and cost reductions savings of more than $5 mil on defined projects. Over 30 years of manufacturing experience, the most recent 27 years in Asia.

Orly is a shareholder and director of LUXMUX Technology Corporation. She received her B.Sc. from the Electrical Engineering Department at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. She completed her M.Sc. in 1990 and her D.Sc. in 1995, respectively, also at the Technion. Orly was a National Research Council (USA) research fellow in the areas of Advanced Image Sensors at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/ California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech). Since September 2009, she has served as the ICORE Professor of Integrated Sensors, Intelligent Systems (ISIS) at the University of Calgary.

Ben is a shareholder and director of LUXMUX Technology Corporation and Managing Director of Agar Canada Corporation, a key LUXMUX strategic partner. Ben studied business at the école des Hautes Etudes Commercials de Paris (HEC Paris).

Timeline of Key Milestones

  • RPMC Lasers sign exclusive distributor agreement with Luxmux

  • Luxmux’s US patent application (10,801,697 B2) for Broadband Light Source Module Combining Spectrums of Different Types of Light Sources is approved

Luxmux begins development of ARMS Smartpole technology

  • Luxmux’s proprietary technology finishes second in the energy category of University of Calgary’s (U of C) New Venture competition

  • IRAP provides Luxmux with funding for the development of the Luxmux light source solutions

  • AITF extends a Research and Development (R&D) grant to Luxmux

  • Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education selects Luxmux and the U of C to perform work on an Alternative Light Source for Luxmux’s spectrometer. This project would eventually become the BeST-SLED

  • AITF provides funding for Product Demonstration Program

  • The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) provides Luxmux with financial support for Silicon Photonic Thermal Phase Shifter on a Chip Spectrometer

  • Luxmux receives funding from Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF) for patent work and business plan development

  • Luxmux enters into strategic collaboration and licensing arrangement with Agar Canada to jointly develop a steam-quality analyzer

  • Luxmux’s US patent application (20130321816) for fully integrated CMOS Fourier Transform Infrared spectrometer (FTIR) is approved

  • Luxmux’s Nano-Spec® technology is chosen by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) for their Steam Quality Optimization in Thermally Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery project, which comes with financial support

  • Luxmux is awarded grant money from Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) and Nanobridge to further Silicon Nano-Photonic Fourier Transform Near Infrared (FTNIR) Spectrometer on chip (Nano-Spec® FTNIR Chip) technology

  • Luxmux raises initial funding from an angel investment

  • Luxmux’s US patent application (12/962,414) for Apparatus, System, and Method for Emission Filter is approved

  • Luxmux Technology Corporation is founded in Calgary, Alberta