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Infrared windows are thin parallel plates of material that transmit in the infrared region or a spectral region (of the infrared) in which the atmosphere transmits.
Exotic Electro-Optics, Sub. of II-VI Incorporated - Murrieta, CA
Manufacturer of infrared and visible optical assemblies, windows, domes, lens systems and components; and high-precision sapphire windows and assemblies from prototype to production. Supplier of custom thin-film coatings for heating, EMI/RF shielding and low observables, as well as antireflection...
UTC Aerospace Systems, ISR Systems - Danbury, CT
Manufacturer of IR and electro-optical components and systems for industry, science, space exploration, environmental research and defense. Products include optics and optical assemblies, windows, optical coatings and filters.
A.M.F. Optics, Inc. - Woburn, MA
Manufacturer of precision optical components. Prototype through production quantities of cylindrical and spherical lenses, prisms, windows, mirrors and flats. Provider of UV-VIS-IR materials, diamond-turned components including aspheres and spherical lenses, and metal mirrors. Supplier of polishing...
Angstrom Precision Optics Inc. - Rochester, NY
Manufacturer of precision polished and machined optical elements. Products include windows, wedges, wafers, prisms, filters, CNC machined substrates and cylinders for UV, visible and IR applications. Capabilities include continuous, double-sided and OD polishing. Precision machining and slicing....
Argyle International, Inc. - Princeton, NJ
Manufacturer of optical components including lenses, prisms, mirrors, windows, filters and machined parts. Materials include all glasses, silicon, sapphire and fused silica.
BMV Optical Technologies Inc. - Ottawa, Canada
Provides manufacturing services for optical components and thin-film coatings. Products include lenses (cylindrical and spherical), etalons, precision flats, beamsplitters, laser windows and mirrors, and work in the UV, VIS, NIR and far-IR spectrums. Metrology services are also available. ISO...
CASTECH INC. - Fuzhou, China
Source of LBO crystals. Manufacturer of LBO, BBO, KTP, KD*P, KDP, Nd:YVO4, Nd:GdVO4, YVO4, Q-switches, LiNbO3, LiTaO3; and YVO4 birefringent wedges and displacers, and other optics.
Cosmo Optics, Inc. - Middletown, NY
Founded in 1957, Cosmo Optics is involved primarily in prototypes of optical components and assemblies for industrial and scientific use. Small-scale production is also frequently undertaken. Cosmos’ wide range of facilities enables fabrication, testing and assembly of the most intricate...
Edmund Optics, Inc. - Barrington, NJ
Manufacturer and distributor of optical and imaging components for OEM and research applications. Products include lenses, prisms, filters, mirrors, optomechanical equipment, lasers, imaging lenses, CCD cameras, capture boards and imaging systems. Our comprehensive selection of optical components...
Ferson Technologies, Inc., An OSI Optoelectronics Co. - Ocean Springs, MS
Located in Ocean Springs, MS, Ferson Technologies is a subsidiary of California based OSI Systems. Our 20,000 foot facility houses equipment to fabricate spherical and flat optical components , our own coating chambers for single layer and multilayer coatings as well as capabilities for coating...
Gurley Precision Instruments, Inc. - Troy, NY
Manufactures stock and custom reticles, lenses, prisms, mirrors, resolution targets, step wedges, divided circles, absolute and incremental discs/scales, precision patterns and replications, measuring devices, rotary/linear encoders, engineering and surveying instruments and digital readout systems...
Hampton Controls, Inc., Optics Div. - Wendel, PA
Hampton Controls, Optics Division brings together some of the finest, most experienced Master Opticians and Craftsmen in the world. Having worked on many of the industry's most sophisticated and complex projects, our people bring a wealth of relevant experiences to the most complicated optical...
Hellma USA, Inc., Sub. of Hellma GmbH & Co. KG - Plainview, NY
Manufactures and supplies Hellma cells, fiber optic probes, photometric calibration standards, flat and cylindrical optics and accessories for lasers, spectrophotometers and fluorometers. Supplies Heraeus light sources including vacuum UV, deuterium, hollow cathode, PID spectral calibration and...
Heraeus Quartz America, LLC, Sub. of Heraeus Quarzglas GmbH - Buford, GA
Heraeus has been providing breakthrough solutions for the world’s most challenging optical applications for over 100 years – where highly pure fused silica is an absolute necessity. Our quality, reliability and integrity provide the clear performance leadership across the following...
ISP Optics Corporation - Irvington, NY
A fully integrated manufacturer offering design and manufacture of high precision infrared custom and catalog optics, including aspheric and diffractive elements, multielement systems, custom and standard infrared coatings, and infrared zoom lens assemblies from prototype to production quantities...
Laser Research Optics, Division of Meller Optics, Inc. - Providence, RI
Manufacturer and supplier of standard and custom laser optical components for CO2, YAG and excimer high-power laser systems. Capabilities include optical fabrication of flats, spherical radii, and meniscus parts and thin-film coating services. Optical materials include ZnSe, Ge, Si, GaAs, BaF2,...
Meller Optics, Inc. - Providence, RI
Manufacturer of coated and uncoated lenses, optical windows, prisms, mirrors and electronic substrates for lasers and analytical instruments. Materials include sapphire, quartz, BK 7 and other common laser glasses, germanium, silicon, zinc selenide, zinc sulfide, fluorides and ruby. Supplier of...
Nu-Tek Precision Optical Corporation - Aberdeen, MD
For over 25 years, Nu-Tek has been manufacturing and designing large and small custom optics, and optomechanical assemblies for use in the UV, VIS and IR spectrum. This includes precision aspheres, on and off-axis aspheric mirrors, collimators, telescope systems and ruggedized multi-focal length...
OPCO Laboratory, Inc. - Fitchburg, MA
Full service manufacturer of high precision custom optics, optical replication, diffraction gratings, electro-optical assemblies, metallic and dielectric thin-film coatings for prototype and high volume production. State-of-the-art manufacturing, coating, QC, assembly and class 1000 cleanrooms,...
PFG Precision Optics - Ocean Springs, MS
Manufacturer of precision optical components from UV through mid-IR wavelengths. Components include prisms, windows, filters, wedges, mirrors, beamsplitters, and all types of singlet, doublet and triplet lenses. Electron and ion-assisted deposition coating services available. Prototype production...
Rainbow Research Optics, Inc. - Centennial, CO
Manufacturer of precision optical components and high-power laser coatings from UV to IR. Supplier of stock and custom optics. Products include lenses, beamsplitters, filters, windows, mirrors, wave plates, large wedges and prisms. In-house coatings include antireflection, high reflection, dichroic...
RMI Infrared, LLC - Lafayette, CO
RMI Infrared provides high grade CVD zinc selenide material and finished optics. Dedicated to serving laser OEMs, aftermarket distributors, and CO2 laser job shops.
Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. (RMI) - Lafayette, CO
Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. is a fully integrated manufacturer of high quality photonics products. Capabilities include: custom optical fabrication, UV/visible/IR coatings, optical assemblies, DPSS laser systems (1064/532/355 nm) and ultracompact laser marking engines. RMI can handle OEM...
Swift Glass Co., Inc. - Elmira, NY
Manufacturer of precision optical components and subassemblies for research, commercial, industrial, OEM production and prototype applications. Products include lenses, polarizers, mirrors, prisms, windows, filters, beamsplitters and wedges for UV, visible and IR applications. Capabilities include...
Teledyne Optimum Optical Systems, A Teledyne Technologies Co. - Camarillo, CA
Designer and manufacturer of custom optics, electro-optics and optomechanical assemblies for use in the UV, VIS and IR spectrum. Manufacturer of complex assemblies, CRT projection, reconnaissance, LLTV, laser transmitters and receivers. Designer of optical assemblies for simulators including...
Zygo Corp., Metrology Solutions Div. - Middlefield, CT
Worldwide supplier of advanced stock and custom optics, metrology and electro-optics. optics, custom precision electro-optical assemblies optical metrology instruments surface measuring interferometers interferometer accessories optical...
Alkor Technologies - St. Petersburg, Russia
Alpha Optics Co., Ltd. - Fuzhou, China
American Photonics Corp. - Sarasota, FL
Amorphous Materials, Inc. - Garland, TX
Argus International, Ltd. - Scotts Valley, CA
Astra Products Inc. - Baldwin, NY
Beam Precision Optics, Inc. - Tyngsboro, MA
Beijing Glass Research Institute - Beijing, China
CeramTec North America, Sub. of CeramTec GmbH - Laurens, SC
Channel Islands Opto-Mechanical Engineering, Inc. - Ventura, CA
Cimcoop Holding Ltd. - Sofia, Bulgaria
Crystran Ltd. - Poole, England
EKSMA Optics, Member of the EKSMA Group - Vilnius, Lithuania
Element Six NV, Sub. of Element Six Technologies - Cuijk, Netherlands
Element Six, Sub. of Element Six Technologies - Santa Clara, CA
Fairfield Crystal Technology - New Milford, CT
Optique J. Fichou - Fresnes, France
FLIR Precision Optics, Division of FLIR Systems, Inc. - Wilsonville, OR
Fujian Kire Optronics Co., Ltd. - Fuzhou, China
Gavish Inc., Sub. of Gavish Ltd. - Bedford, NH
GFI Advanced Technologies, Inc. - Teaneck, NJ
Global Optronics - Dublin, CA
Global Precision Optics - Anderson, SC
Guild Optical Associates, Inc. - Amherst, NH
GWI Sapphire Optics - Lauf, Germany
Hangzhou Shalom Electro-optics Technology Co., Ltd. - Hangzhou, China
Hardin Optical Co. - Bandon, OR
Harrick Scientific Products, Inc. - Pleasantville, NY
Heraeus Quartz UK Ltd., Member of the Heraeus Group - Wallsend, England
Hilger Crystals, A Dynasil Co. - Margate, England
Infrared Focal Systems, Inc. - Silver Spring, MD
Infrared Optical Products - Farmingdale, NY
Inprotec IRT srl - Cinisello Balsamo, Italy
International Crystal Laboratories - Garfield, NJ
Keystone Crystal Corp. - Butler, PA
LASERSTEC Inc - Fuzhou, China
Mark Optics, Inc. - Santa Ana, CA
MPA Crystal Corp., Sub. of Nanjing Sapphire Electro-Optics Co., Ltd. - San Jose, CA
Multi IR Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. - Hangzhou, China
Nanjing Creator Optics Co., Ltd. - Nanjing, China
New England Quartz Co. - Norwalk, CT
OASYS GmbH Optics and Systems - Bremen, Germany
Optical Research Technologies - Wilton, CT
Pembroke Instruments, LLC - San Francisco, CA
Photonic Sense GmbH, Member of the Jenoptik Group - Eisenach, Germany
PPM Pure Metals, Sub. of Recylex SA - Toronto, Canada
Quantum Optics - San Marcos, CA
REFLEX Analytical Corp. - Ridgewood, NJ
Reynard Corp. - San Clemente, CA
Rising Electro-Optics Ltd. - Fuzhou, China
SICO Technology GmbH - Bad Bleiberg, Austria
Sinclair Manufacturing Co. - Chartley, MA
Spectral Systems LLC - Hopewell Junction, NY
Success Infrared, Business Unit of Success Optics - Shanghai, China
Swiss Jewel Co. - Philadelphia, PA
Tempotec Optics Co., Ltd. - Fuzhou, China
UltiQuest Technology Co., Ltd. - Shanghai, China
Umicore Optical Materials USA Inc., Sub. of Umicore - Quapaw, OK
Vision ABC - Paris, France
VITRON Spezialwerkstoffe GmbH - Jena, Germany
Western Photonics Technology - Alhambra, CA
Z&Z Optoelectronic Tech. Co., Ltd. - Chengdu, China
The invisible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that lies between about 0.75 and 1000 µm. Radiation in the near-infrared produces a sensation of heat.
1. A piece of glass with plane parallel surfaces used to admit light into an optical system and to exclude dirt and moisture. 2. A particular region of the electromagnetic spectrum that has been singled out for some purpose; for example, the region...
1. A thin parallel plate of material that transmits in the infrared region. See infrared optical material. 2. A spectral region (of the infrared) in which the atmosphere transmits.
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