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Our expertise in optical materials begins with the selection of the correct material to meet the requirements of customers.

We grow much of our own crystalline material and employ rigorous sourcing procedures for those crystals externally procured. We routinely work with a wide variety of optical glass types

The level of vertical integration of our manufacturing processes allows us to provide dependable design advice, and improves the quality of our finished products through unified standards and reduced component handling between manufacturing steps.

We work with a variety of glasses and crystals for wavelengths from the UV through IR.

MaterialComponent / application
Beta-barium oxide (BBO)Pockels cells
Cadmium selenide (CdSe)Infrared waveplates
Cadmium sulfide (CdS)Infrared waveplates
Calcite (CaCO3)Polarizers
Calcium fluoride (CaF₂)Lenses, windows, mirrors
Chalcogenides: GASIR®, AMTIRWide bandwidth windows and lenses
CVD SILICON CARBIDE™ (silicon carbide)Mirrors
Deuterated dihydrogen potassium phosphate (KD*P)Ultra high energy research lasers
Dihydrogen potassium phosphate (KDP)Pockels cells
Filter glassesOptical filters
Fused silicaAcousto-optic devices, high power laser optics, low expansion substrates
Gallium arsenide (GaAs)Infrared windows and lenses
Germanium (Ge)Infrared windows and lenses, acousto-optic devices
Glasses: flint, crown, fused silicaPrisms, lenses, and flats
Lithium niobate (LiNbO₃)Acousto-optic devices, waveplates/retardation plates and depolarizers
Lithium triborate (LiB₃O₅)Frequency doubling
Low CTE glass: ZERODUR® , CLEARCERAM® -ZMirrors for metrology, ring laser gyro blocks, stable optical mounts, metrology reference blocks
Magnesium fluoride (MgF₂)Achromatic waveplates, polarizers, waveplates
Multi-Spectral Zinc Sulphide: CLEARTRANInfrared lenses
Phosphate glasses (P₂O₅)Laser rods
Quartz: synthetic SiO₂Acousto-optic devices, waveplates, rotators
Sapphire: Al₂O₃Very hard windows and waveplates
Silicon (Si): polycrystalline, mono-crystalline, standard optical grade, floatzoneInfrared windows and lenses
Silicon carbide (SiC)Optical flats
Spinel: MgAl₂O₄, Co:MgAl₂O₄Passive Q-switches
Tellurium dioxide (TeO₂)Acousto-optic devices
YAG: Y₃Al₅O₁₂Laser rods
Zinc Selenide (ZnSe)Infrared lenses
Zinc Sulfide (ZnS)Infrared lenses
MaterialComponent / application
PMMA (Acrylic)Polymer Optics
Polystyrene (Styrene)Polymer Optics
Polycarbonate (Lexan®/Makrolon®)Polymer Optics
COP (Zeonex®/Zeonor®)Polymer Optics
Polyester (OKP1 / OKP4)Polymer Optics


GASIR® is a registered trademark of Umicore
CVD SILICON CARBIDE™ is a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Corporation
ZERODUR® is a registered trademark of Schott AG CLEARCERAM®-Z is a registered trademark of Ohara Corporation
CLEARTRAN™ is a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Corporation.