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Precision Optical Welcomes Paul Jasser as Director of IT and Cyber Security

Precision Optical is delighted to announce that Paul Jasser has joined our team as Director of IT and Cyber Security.  IT security is increasingly important to companies in the technology and defense supply chains.  Paul will take lead on continually strengthening our security protocols with our customer base and valued suppliers, while improving our IT […]

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Precision Optical to Exhibit at Photonics West Booth# 338

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 components for the biomedical, aerospace, defense, semiconductor, metrology and laser industries.

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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 to Exhibit at OptiFab 2019

Precision Optical has participated at the SPIE.OptiFab conference (“ OptiFab 2019 ”) since its inception. We look forward to exhibiting at this year’s conference, which will be held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, New York from October 15th through the 17th.

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Precision Optical to Exhibit at SPIE Optics & Photonics Booth 720

Precision Optical is excited about exhibiting in San Diego at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2019,  where the latest research in optical engineering and applications, nanotechnology, sustainable energy, and organic photonics will be presented. Precision Optical will be exhibiting at our 10’ x 10’ booth, Booth 720, from Tuesday, 8/13/19, through Thursday, 8/15/19 at the San Diego Convention Center.  

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Lockheed Martin Recognizes Outstanding Performance of Small Business Suppliers

ORLANDO, Fla., May, 28, 2019 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recognized 27 small business suppliers that made exemplary contributions to its Missiles and Fire Control business area’s products and services in 2018.  Precision Optical received an award for their exemplary work to help Lockheed Martin deliver crucial missions to our customers.

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Precision Optical to Exhibit at SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing (DCS) Booth 850

Precision Optical is pleased to be exhibiting at this year’s SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Baltimore Convention Center.  Precision Optical will be exhibiting our 10’ x 10’ booth, Booth 850, from Tuesday, 4/16/19, through Thursday, 4/18/19.  We will be showcasing many of our optical component products, and we look forward to meeting with folks to discuss their custom optical system and component requirements within the defense and commercial sensing markets. 

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Precision Optical Enjoys 5th Year Partnering with Irvine Valley College

In an ongoing effort to supply the optics and photonics industry with qualified technicians, Precision Optical is now in its fifth year of partnership with Irvine Valley College’s Laser Technology Program. LASR225 had active enrollment in Fall 2018 with 24 students!  Like previous years, Precision Optical offered classes in optical cutting & shaping, fine grinding & polishing, and quality assurance. 

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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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