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GT Crystal Systems, LLC, Sub. of GT Advanced Technologies - Salem, MA
Manufacturer of sapphire, Ti:sapphire and silicon for use in optics, IR applications, large windows, domes, laser rods, lenses, prisms, filters, substrates and other optical and nonoptical applications. Produces sapphire for demanding applications in defense, laser technology, optoelectronics, life...
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...
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...
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.
China Daheng Group, Inc. - Beijing, China
Offers a wide variety of off-the-shelf and custom optics; optomechanical components including lenses, telecentric lenses, mirrors, prisms, filters, polarizing beamsplitters, gratings; and crystal optics. Designs and manufactures lens systems for CCDs, CMOS, projectors and scanners. Also offers a...
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...
DayOptics, Inc. - Fuzhou, China
Manufacturer of high power PBS, high power wave plates, high power optical bonding crystals, polarizers (Glan laser, Wollaston, Rochon prisms), crystals (BBO, KTP, Nd:YAG, Nd:YVO4, YVO4, a-BBO, MgF2, quartz crystals) for UV, visible and IR applications. Windows, prisms, PBS, etalons, lenses, and...
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...
Esco Optics - Oak Ridge, NJ
US manufacturer of custom and standard optics for the UV, visible and IR wavelengths. In house production of lenses, windows, mirrors, blanks, prisms, filters and optical coatings. For over 50 years, we have proudly offered exceptional customer service, low prices and short lead times. ITAR...
Foctek Photonics, Inc. - Fuzhou, China
Manufacturer of precision optical components including right-angle, penta, corner cube and custom prisms; mirrors and wave plates; polarizers; filters; and laser and NLO crystals. Thousands of components shipped weekly. Quality is assured through the use of advanced measurement systems including...
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...
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...
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,...
Precision Photonics Corporation, Unit of IDEX Corp. - Boulder, CO
Manufactures high-power optical components, ion-beam-sputtered coatings for UV-SWIR and solid-state laser assemblies. Our objective is to provide custom and OEM laser optics on time and in spec. Products and services include low-loss AR coatings, thin-film polarizers, high energy laser mirrors,...
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...
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.
Valley Design Corp., Headquarters - Shirley, MA
Since 1975 Valley Design Corp. has been an industry leader in advanced materials processing, as providers of precision lapping, polishing, dicing, CNC machining, grinding and other precision machining services including slicing, backgrinding, wafer and die thinning, optical edge/angle polishing and...
Vogelin Optical Company, Inc. - Norwood Young America, MN
Manufacturer of precision optical components and assemblies for aerospace, avionic, defense, medical and space exploration applications. Supplier of glass and plastic edging and grinding services; and ceramic, porcelain and most optical material substrate fabrication and polishing.
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...
GT Crystal Systems, LLC, Sub. of GT Advanced Technologies - Salem, MA
A&N Corp. - Williston, FL
Access Optics, A Covenant Technologies Co. - Broken Arrow, OK
Achray Photonics - Ottawa, Canada
Agniroth OPTIK, Division of Agniroth, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Base Optics, Inc. - Newark, DE
Boston Piezo-Optics Inc. - Bellingham, MA
CeramTec North America, Sub. of CeramTec GmbH - Laurens, SC
Coastline Optics Inc. - Camarillo, CA
COE Optics - Nanjing, China
Crystal High Tech, Inc. - Kanata, Canada
Ddening LLC - Madison, WI
Eastoptics Inc. - Fuzhou, China
Frontier Optics, Inc. - Tustin, CA
Gavish Inc., Sub. of Gavish Ltd. - Bedford, NH
General Optics (Asia) Ltd. - Puducherry, India
General Ruby and Sapphire Co., Division of EWM General Corp. - New Port Richey, FL
Global Optics (UK) Ltd. - Bournemouth, England
Global Optronics - Dublin, CA
Global Systems International - Orlando, FL
Greenlight Solutions S.L. - Madrid, Spain
Guild Optical Associates, Inc. - Amherst, NH
GWI Sapphire Optics - Lauf, Germany
Harrick Scientific Products, Inc. - Pleasantville, NY
Insaco, Inc. - Quakertown, PA
J&J Precision Parts Co. Ltd. - Suzhou, China
Knight Optical (UK) Ltd. - Harrietsham, England
Korth Kristalle GmbH - Altenholz, Germany
L.E.W. Techniques Ltd. - Taunton, England
Maicom Quarz GmbH - Posterstein, Germany
Marketech International, Inc. - Port Townsend, WA
Microlap Technologies, Inc. - Rolla, ND
MPA Crystal Corp., Sub. of Nanjing Sapphire Electro-Optics Co., Ltd. - San Jose, CA
Nanjing Co-Energy Optical Crystal Co., Ltd. - Nanjing, China
Nanjing Creator Optics Co., Ltd. - Nanjing, China
New England Photoconductor - Norton, MA
Norca Corp., Member of the Norca Group, Precision Div. - Great Neck, NY
OASYS GmbH Optics and Systems - Bremen, Germany
Omley Industries, Inc. - Grants Pass, OR
Orgus Photonics, Division of Vudlita UAB - Raseiniai, Lithuania
PFC Inc. - Huntington Beach, CA
Quartzite Processing, Inc. - Malden, MA
Research Technology Instruments GmbH (RTI) - Paderborn, Germany
Rotem Industries Ltd., Crystals Div. - Beer Sheva, Israel
Rubicon Technology Inc. - Bensenville, IL
S&R Optic GmbH - Heuchelheim, Germany
Saint-Gobain Crystals, Division of Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc. - Milford, NH
Schoelly Micro Optics GmbH - Biebertal, Germany
Shanghai Optics - Clark, NJ
Sinclair Manufacturing Co. - Chartley, MA
Sinocera Photonics, Inc. - Shanghai, China
Sinoceramics (USA), LLC - State College, PA
Stemmerich, Inc. - St. Louis, MO
Swiss Jewel Co. - Philadelphia, PA
Tydex - St. Petersburg, Russia
Ultra Photonics, Inc. - Fuzhou, China
Western Photonics Technology - Alhambra, CA
Wilson Industries, Sub. of Kimberly-Clark Professional, Global Safety - Pomona, CA
A material used in optics that differs from ruby only in the slight impurity that gives the material its color. Colorless sapphire has been used for lens manufacture because of its high refractive index and low dispersion, combined with very great...
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...
high refractive index
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