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Fiber Optics: Understanding the Basics
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Ohara Corporation, Western Office
- Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Ohara manufactures precision optical glasses: strip/slab, cut/molded blanks, pressings, high homogeneity blanks, fine gobs, polished ball lenses, near-UV transmitting i-Line glass, ceramic substrates, CaF2, UV/IR materials, quartz, fused silica (standard/excimer grade), Nanoceram. Ohara CCZ...
Glass Fab Inc.
- Rochester, NY
A History of Quality Since 1974 Glass Fab Inc. has met customers' stringent specifications by providing fabricated parts made of optical glass, filter glass, fused quartz and fused silica, low expansion materials, and various other optical materials. Because of this, Glass Fab has grown to become...
- Santa Paula, CA
Abrisa Technologies designs, manufactures and distributes precision optical coating solutions and custom glass fabricated optical products. Fabrication capabilities include cutting, edging, screen printing, strengthening, machining and cleaning. Coatings include AR, ITO, IMITO, heat control, UV,...
Angstrom Precision Optics Inc.
- Rochester, NY
Angstrom Precision Optics is a leading manufacturer of high quality precision optical and photonic components worldwide. APO has drawn on over 30 years experience, talent and resources to provide UV, visible, and IR components to a myriad of industries. Capabilities: APO has the capacity to...
- Cedar Grove, NJ
Since 1924, Cargille Laboratories has been providing specialized services to a broad range of laboratory sciences. Cargille develops and manufactures optical liquids calibrated for refractive indices for use throughout the many laboratory disciplines involving microscopy and optics. Advances for...
- Barleben, Germany
Manufacturer of dichroic glass polarizers for the UV, VIS, NIR and MIR spectral range. Also produces patterned polarizers that have arbitrary shaped areas with different directions of polarization.
- Oak Ridge, NJ
Esco Optics is excited to announce we have recently closed on the purchase of a modern 15K square foot facility in Oak Ridge NJ. The new building has expansion potential of up to 34K square feet of which we will begin as soon as we are cleared to start. Esco Optics now has the rare opportunity to...
Heraeus Tenevo 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...
Hoya Corporation USA, Optics Div.
- Milpitas, CA
HOYA CORPORATION USA Optics Division is a leading supplier of colored filter glasses, advanced optical materials and specialty glasses in raw, semi-finished and finished forms. Our color filter glass substrates are available in a wide-range of spectral characteristics covering the ultraviolet to...
LEONI Fiber Optics GmbH, Member of the LEONI Group, Wire & Cable Solutions
- Neuhaus-Schierschnitz, Germany
The Business Unit Fiber Optics of the LEONI Group is one of the leading suppliers of high quality fused silica, preforms and optical fibers for special industrial and optical applications, sensor technology and optical analysis, scientific purposes, the telecommunication sector and laser...
Ohara Corporation, Eastern Office
- Branchburg, NJ
Manufactures precision optical glasses: strip/slab, blanks, fine gobs, polished ball lenses, near-UV transmitting i-Line glass, ceramic substrates, CaF2, UV/IR materials, quartz, fused silica (standard/excimer grade). Ohara CCZ ultralow expansion (excellent CTE; large size). Nanoceram. Double-side...
Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O)
- Santa Ana, CA
PG&O provides high quality precision optics, thin film coatings, glass substrates and optical fabrication services for a wide variety of applications. From simple optics and plano optical components to precision optics, precision thin films, complex assemblies, and custom optical solutions,...
SCHOTT North America Inc., Advanced Optics
- Duryea, PA
SCHOTT is a multinational, technology based group developing and manufacturing special glass, specialty materials, components and systems for 130 years to improve how people live and work. SCHOTT Advanced Optics, with its deep technological expertise, is a valuable partner for its customers in...
United Lens Company Inc.
- Southbridge, MA
ULC is ITAR registered & ISO 9001:2008 certified, vertically integrated optical component manufacturer in USA serving the defense/aerospace and commercial photonics industry since 1916. Providing precision glass fabrications to challenging thin-film coating for optics of various shapes and...
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...
Wafer World Inc.
- West Palm Beach, FL
A leader in silicon wafer manufacturing, Wafer World has the technical authority to supply your projects with the highest quality silicon wafer products. When it comes to wafer manufacturing, the amount of processes and controlled elements necessary to produce high quality products, like Si wafers,...
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- Rochester, NY
- Chengdu, China
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- Tucson, AZ
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- Vero Beach, FL
AGC Electronics America, Unit of Asahi Glass Co. Ltd.
- Hillsboro, OR
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- Tokyo, Japan
Centerline Technologies LLC
- Hudson, MA
Coresix Precision Glass Inc.
- Williamsburg, VA
Custom Glass and Optics LLC
- Virginia Beach, VA
- Palmer Lake, CO
Docter Optics SE
- Neustadt, Germany
Dynasil Corp., A Dynasil Member Co.
- West Berlin, NJ
Gillinder Brothers Inc.
- Port Jervis, NY
Hellma Optics GmbH, Member of the Hellma Group
- Jena, Germany
Heraeus Quartz UK Ltd., Member of the Heraeus Group
- Wallsend, England
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- Xiangyang, China
- Sunnyvale, CA
Jeannette Specialty Glass
- Jeannette, PA
Matsurf Technologies Inc.
- Edina, MN
Meopta U.S.A. Inc.
- Hauppauge, NY
MPA Crystal Corp., Sub. of Nanjing Sapphire Electro-Optics Co. Ltd.
- San Jose, CA
Naked Optics Corp.
- Nokomis, FL
Nanjing Sapphire Electro-Optics Co. Ltd.
- Nanjing, China
Newport Glass Works Ltd.
- Stanton, CA
Nikon Corp., Glass Business Unit
- Sagamihara, Japan
Phoenix Optical Technologies Ltd.
- St. Asaph, Wales
- Bedford, IN
Quartzite Processing Inc.
- Malden, MA
Rayotek Scientific Inc., Sapphire Div.
- San Diego, CA
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- Wickford, England
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- London, England
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- Yanggu, China
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- Willow Grove, PA
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- Saitama, Japan
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- Elmira, NY
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- Philadelphia, PA
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- Xi'an, China
A glass that, during manufacture, is carefully controlled with respect to composition, melting, heat treatment, and other processing, to render its optical characteristics, such as its index of refraction, dispersion, transmittance, spectral...
Materials that, by virtue of their optical characteristics (i.e. refractive index, dispersion, etc.), are used in optical elements. See crystal; glass; plastic lens.
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