SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2010 — Precision Glass & Optics offers antireflection (AR) optical coatings for biomedical and life sciences applications. Suitable for coating on quartz, BK-7, glass and a wide variety of other optical materials, the reliable AR coatings improve performance in optical systems, increasing transmission and enhancing contrast. The company’s thin-film coating capabilities include a chamber that can coat four 24-in.-diameter substrates. The company provides antireflection coatings ranging from 250 to 2500 nm, including standard broadbands, V-coatings and double-V-coatings matched to a variety of substrates as well as single-layer magnesium fluoride. The standard broadband coatings are used in many research and industrial tasks and perform well on all optical materials. AR coatings can be designed to accommodate custom operational wavelength and angle requirements. An extensive glass inventory provides high-performance optical components for demanding medical and bioinstrumentation tasks. In addition to optical coatings, the in-house facility has state-of-the-art glass fabrication equipment, including grinding, polishing, machining, scribing, engraving and assembly. Quick turnaround is provided on a large variety of glass and thin-film-coated optical materials, from square, rectangular, and/or circular parts, to complex shapes and all types of precision optical prisms. These can either be customized to exact specifications or shipped from in-stock items, within a 48-h period, for time-critical projects. Applications include military/defense, solar, imaging, aerospace, scanning, digital cinema, astronomy and laser manufacturing.