The New Light in Thermal Imaging
infrared for EVERYONE

Sensing our World

Spectroscopy, at the intersection of light and matter, will be one of the revolutionary technologies of the 21st century. We are on the brink of being able to routinely detect, measure and identify virtually everything that surrounds us, from the air we breathe, to the food we eat, to the objects we touch. The impact will be far reaching: improving our environment, making us safer and healthier, helping us avoid harm, and improving our quality of life. Imagine being able to detect the onset of an illness or disease before any noticeable symptoms just by simply sampling your breath, or avoiding an allergy by checking your food before eating.


RedShift is applying its expertise in micro system, tunable filter, and laser technologies to help move this revolution forward.

Leader in Infrared Tuning

RedShift’s TopTIR™ technology is based on themo-optic  tuning and has been applied to applications as diverse as telecommunications, thermal imaging and spectroscopy. Our TopTIR optical filters are solid state devices with no moving parts, enabling compact and reliable components and systems. We fabricate our filters using MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) technology, the same technology found in most personal electronics devices used today. We then integrate our TopTIR filters into solutions for the OEM and end user, helping our customers solve problems and improve their competitiveness in a broad range of markets and applications.


RedShift is currently developing tunable infrared laser solutions, combining our tunable filters with a quantum cascade laser (QCL) to provide compact, broadly tunable infrared laser sources.  These TopTIR lasers are specifically designed for the spectroscopy OEM looking to enter new markets or provide higher performance solutions in existing FTIR applications.

News & Events


July 13-17, 2014. RedShift will present an invited paper at the OSA Applied Industrial Optics conference in Seattle Washington titled “Tunable QCLs with Intra‐Cavity MEMS Filters for Spectroscopic Applications”.


May 5, 2014. RedShift attends SPIE DSS in Baltimore MD and presented a paper titled “The Design and Performance Characterization of a Tunable External Cavity Quantum Cascade Laser utilizing Thermo-optically Tuned Thin Film Filters”.


January 22, 2014. RedShift Ships First TopTIR™ Mid-IR Laser Modules.


October 7, 2013. RedShift announces the hiring of laser industry veteran Rick Sharp as Vice President of Engineering.


September 4, 2013. RedShift announces the hiring of spectroscopy entrepreneur Don Kuehl as Vice President of Business Development.


April 10, 2013. RedShift announces expansion of its board of directors to include Donald Bossi and William Cadogan.


February 20, 2013. Redshift announces the award of its fourth dual band imaging system patent to go along with its four prior tunable filter patent awards.


December 18, 2012. RedShift Systems announces the closing of its Series B Financing, led by Technology Venture Partners.


August 31, 2012. Redshift announces delivery of its first tunable quantum cascade laser system.