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Exploring the Cutting-Edge Coating Capabilities at Precision Optical

Precision Optical is more than just an optical manufacturing company equipped with CNC and advanced metrology capabilities. We boast a fully integrated coating department that surpasses many specialty coating service providers in size and capability. With the addition of four new coating machines over the past decade and ongoing investments in durability and spectral metrology […]

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Precision Optical Adds 600mm Interferometric Inspection Capability to Support Large Optical Flats Demand

Precision Optical has manufactured more large optical flats in the past few years than ever in our company history.  To help meet demand and simultaneously increase our core capabilities, we have expanded our metrological capabilities further.  We are extremely excited about our latest instrument acquisition; our custom 600mm dynamic laser interferometer.  After being on our […]

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Precision Optical (The Prism Specialists) to Exhibit at SPIE Photonics West 2023 in San Francisco, CA

Precision Optical: our name embodies who we are. Since 1959, Precision Optical has earned a widely recognized reputation for reliability, value, and quality precision optics for the most demanding applications worldwide. An ISO 9001:2015 certified and ITAR-registered company, Precision Optical offers a diverse portfolio of capabilities for the prototyping and large-volume production of precision optical […]

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Precision Optical Adds New Thin Film Coating Metrology and Capability

In 2019 Precision Optical made strategic investments into thin film coating capital equipment.  We acquired a new Perkin Elmer Lambda 1050 spectrophotometer equipped with the Total Absolute Measurement System (TAMS).  TAMS gives us a combination of the highest degree of flexibility and accuracy with the 1050 for UV/ViS/NIR applications.  In addition to measuring bi-directional transmittance a reflectance at variable AOI ranging from 5-80° we can also measure angular resolved scattering (BRDF/BTDF). Precision Optical also acquired a new Tecport thin film coating chamber which was installed in March 2019.  This brand new Symphony 12 is a large format (1200mm) e-beam evaporator, with ion assisted deposition, enabling the manufacture of more complex thin film custom coating designs.  

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Precision Optical Successfully Manufactures 24” Reference Optical Flats

In 2017 and 2018, Precision Optical successfully manufactured multiple large optical flats.  These reference optics had apertures > 600mm, and some weighed nearly 200 lbs.!  With months of engineering, design reviews, and tooling and equipment development, Precision Optical was able to repeat the necessary optical performance to prove that we could deterministically achieve success.

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Precision Optical Produces Optics for HEL Applications

Laser systems require optical components made with extremely high quality raw materials. These materials, combined with proper machining, controlled grinding for sub-surface damage removal, ultra-precision polishing and extremely robust thin film coatings are required to meet the demands of HEL (High Energy Laser) systems.

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Precision Optical Announces Catalog Porro Prisms and Right Angle Prisms

Precision Optical’s core products for nearly the past 60 years has been extremely precise prisms and prismatic optics. While we will continue to be an industry leader in the production of customized optical components, we are pleased to once again offer catalog right angle prisms and now offer catalog porro prisms!

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Precision Optical Manufactures Multiple 24″ Optical Flats in 2016

In 2016, Precision Optical produced multiple optical flats greater than 600mm in diameter. Our nearly-60 years of engineering and manufacturing experience, coupled with our fabrication and state-of-the-art metrology equipment, has allowed us to successfully delivery optical flats of this size.

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