Ring Laser Gyroscope Components
Ring laser gyroscopes from G&H are deployed in commercial aircraft, missiles, satellites, and other military vehicles.View product range
We manufacture precision optical components for applications in aerospace and defense, industry, medical systems, and scientific research.
Our knowledge of optical and mechanical properties of materials, combined with the ability to handle all aspects of component manufacture, ensures the highest quality products with precise optical finishes and high-quality AR, HR, broadband, and narrowband in-house coatings.
The precision optics products for laser cavity and beam conditioning include active and passive components as well as nonlinear crystals. Our custom lenses and housed subassemblies find application in transmission and imaging.
Much of our business involves creating high-quality, custom optics for volume OEM applications and unique optics for research. Our ring laser gyro mirrors are used by every commercial airline in the world.
From components to modules, the deep vertical integration of our supply chain allows us to maintain control over design, materials, and processes while ensuring the quality and security of supply.
Our dedicated optical and mechanical engineers use powerful design tools to create custom individual precision optic components. Some of the tools that we use are:
Beginning with the raw chemicals we grow, orient, fabricate, finish, coat, and mount: ß-barium borate (BBO), cadmium sulfide (CdS), cadmium selenide (CdSe), potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KDP), potassium dideuterium phosphate (KD*P), lithium niobate (LiNbO₃), and tellurium dioxide (TeO₂).
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 extent of vertical integration throughout 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.
The engineering team at G&H has strong capabilities across a breadth of key disciplines resulting in a multi-disciplinary team capable of designing optical systems and subsystems operational across the full range of military equipment environments. We work to the most demanding level of accuracy and deliver products capable of working in the harshest environments.
Plate and cube beamsplitters that have superior laser damage performance for each unique wavelength, split, and incident angle combination.
For collapsing optical cavities, reducing weight, and improving system performance.
High numerical aperture optical domes for visible and IR light using precision tooling, made from materials including Zinc Selenide, Zinc Sulphide, or Germanium.
High performance optical windows and flats across a wide range of applications in the aerospace and defence, industrial and telecom and life science sectors.
Custom precision lenses for imaging, relaying, focusing, collimation and illumination.
Custom high-reflectivity precision optical mirrors for designing and building laser cavities from small, lightweight range finding lasers to high laser damage threshold industrial lasers.
Optical prisms for a wide variety of applications, from high energy laser cavities to broadband imaging systems.
Vertical integration enables us to supply entire ring laser gyroscope packages to commercial aircraft, missiles, satellites, and other military vehicles.
Synchrotron mirrors generate extremely high heat load densities on front-end optics, requiring sophisticated cooling and reflection geometries. Read more
Our patented adhesive-free bonding process, Hy-Per Bond™, overcomes issues such as beam distortion and performance degradation resulting from the outgassing of optical cement.
A deterministic lens surface finishing process that improves the form finish of precision optical components.
Our expertise in optical materials begins with the selection of the correct material to meet the requirements of customers.
To deliver high quality components and systems, it is critical to accurately measure and test processed optical components with high precision and accuracy.
Offering temperature-stable optical coatings to meet high laser damage thresholds at short pulse lengths across the bandwidth of commercial laser wavelengths from deep UV through to far IR.
Producing ultra-precise infrared optical components such as infrared aspheric, diffractive and spherical optics and gratings using single-point diamond turning.