Luxmux supports the technological needs of our customers by developing industry-leading light sources, emission monitoring systems, and custom photonic solutions.
Luxmux designs and manufactures 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:
- Research and development
Luxmux takes advantage of conventional and leading-edge optical technology to solve your process and industrial control problems.
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 the 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.
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).
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
Natural Gas Innovation Fund contributes financial support to Luxmux to support the development of our Accurate Remote Monitoring System (ARMS) to detect methane and carbon dioxide
Luxmux’s ARMS Smartpole™ is demonstrated and made available to the market
Luxmux begins development of ARMS Smartpole technology
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), Alberta Innovates, and Emissions Reduction Alberta extends financial support to Luxmux for the development of fugitive emission detector technology for methane and carbon dioxide
The NRC’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) contributes financial support to Luxmux for the development of our Compact Narrow-Linewidth Tunable Near Infrared Laser (CNTNIL)
The Western Canadian Innovation Office Consortium (WCIO) contributes funding to support Luxmux’s development of a water analyzer for oil recovery applications
The University of British Columbia (UBC), in partnership with Mitacs, contributes financial support to Luxmux to develop a photonics water-quality analyzer
Luxmux successfully demonstrates BeST-SLED’s ability to measure parts-per-million oil-in-water in Agar Corporation’s flow loops
IRAP contributes funding to Luxmux to develop a gas-composition analyzer with our BeST-SLED technology
Luxmux enters into a strategic collaboration with POET Technologies and Denselight Semiconductors to develop and commercialize integrated SLED optoelectronic technologies and specialized component supply
Luxmux’s US patent application (20160306367) for absorption spectroscopy-based steam quality measurement is approved
PTAC-ECOII provides Luxmux with funding for a pilot-scale demonstration of our digital steam-quality analyzer
Luxmux successfully demonstrates its technology for measuring steam quality within Agar’s dual boiler system
Luxmux and Agar win project from Natural Resources Canada to develop an online oil-in-water analyzer for thermally-enhanced heavy-oil recovery and waste water applications
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
- "The BeST-SLED is very user-friendly and easy to operate. It's a great product."
- “The BeST-SLED light source is a useful tool for calibration of detectors and microscopes. The win in which the device operates is convenient and provides a much more controlled method of illumination compared to laser diodes. It is an easier system to use compared to broadband light sources.”
- "The Luxmux BeST-SLED has been critical to validating our designs by delivering sufficient power, bandwidth, and flexibility through the independently toggled array of 6 SLEDs. The FC/APC output from the SLED module allowed seamless integration with our photonic test bench with minimal back reflection.”
- “The ISB covers my required wavelength and optical output power. I also like the usability.”
- “Overall, the quality of the SLED is great quality and it is easy to use.” - Polytechnique Montreal