Wavefront Research, Inc. was incorporated in 1993.  Since then, we have been providing our products and services to government, military, and commercial clients.  Located in Bethlehem, PA, we are nestled in the Lehigh Valley, a rapidly growing hub of technology with convenient proximity to major metropolitan areas like New York City, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston and others in our northeastern corridor.  Our research and development center is housed in a 8,000-square foot facility, that also contains optical, mechanical, and electronics labs, a clean room, as well as machining, prototyping, and assembly areas. 

WRI is expanding and will be relocating to a new 35,000 square foot facility that is expected to open in Q1 2018. 

Products and Technologies

Hyperspectral & Multispectral


WRI’s hyperspectral imaging technology utilizes a high-performance, ultra-compact design form and covers spectral bands ranging from the visible through LWIR spectrums, including full-spectrum sensors that cover both VNIR-SWIR and LWIR regions.

Optical Interconnects


WRI’s optical interconnect technologies include board-to-board, board-to-backplane, board-to-fiber, cryogenic and non-cryogenic FEED-THRUs, and a variety of other functionalities that make possible rugged, low cost, and extreme environment systems solutions.

Optical Switches


WRI’s optical switch technology cluster includes rugged, non-mechanical, radiation-hard low-loss optical switches that are useful for data and in radar beamforming applications.

Material Sensors


WRI develops custom optical sensors that detect and/or identify a variety of solids, liquids, and gasses in a broad variety of applications for the military and commercial markets.

Custom Optical

With our array of experienced engineers, and their diversified fields of experience, we can carry your ideas through design and prototyping to actual product development and assembly.  Contact us with your specifications for a discussion on how Wavefront Research, Inc. can address your specific needs. 


616 West Broad Street

Bethlehem, PA 18018

phone: 610 974 8977


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