On March 14th, 2018 Precision Optical was honored to host Professor Scott P. Carney, the Director of the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester and Director of Business Advancement Suzanne DeMers for a visit at our Costa Mesa facility. During their visit, Precision Optical was given a firsthand account of the new developments happening at the institute, as well as an introduction to the school’s Industrial Affiliates program. Precision Optical’s personal also introduced the company to the Rochester team, and discussed possible collaborations opportunities, including support for Precision Optical’s educational efforts.
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Precision Optical is pleased to be exhibiting at this year’s SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing Conference in Orlando, Florida, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. Precision Optical will be exhibiting our 10’ x 10’ booth, Booth 1234, from Tuesday, 4/17/18, through Thursday, 4/19/18. 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.
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.
SPIE’s Photonics West, held in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, is the country’s largest photonics tradeshow of the year. The exhibition begins on Tuesday, January 30st, and runs through Thursday, February 1st.
Precision Optical will be exhibiting at our 20’ x 10’ booth, booth #1147 in the south hall, showcasing some optical component products and meeting with industry members to discuss their custom optical system and component requirements.
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!
In an ongoing effort to supply the optics and photonics industry with qualified technicians, Precision Optical has entered its fourth year of partnership with Irvine Valley College’s Laser Technology Program.
Precision Optical has participated at the SPIE.OptiFab conference (“OptiFab 2017”) 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 17th through the 19th.
Precision Optical is excited about exhibiting in San Diego at next week’s SPIE Optics + Phontonics 2017, 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 840, from Tuesday, 8/8/17, through Thursday, 8/10/17 at the San Diego Convention Center.
SPIE DCS is expected to be the largest photonics expo to visit Orange County, CA in well over a decade, and Precision Optical is excited be among the exhibitors. SPIE DCS will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, which is a short drive to our facility. Because of our proximity to SPIE DCS, we are extending this invitation: if you will be in town for SPIE DCS and would like to take a guided tour of our facility, we would be thrilled to accommodate you!
SPIE’s Photonics West, held in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, is the country’s largest photonics tradeshow of the year. The show begins on Tuesday, January 31st, and runs through Thursday, February 2nd. Precision Optical will be exhibiting at our 20’ x 10’ booth, booth #1041 in the south hall, showcasing our optical component products and meeting with industry members to discuss their custom optical system and component requirements.
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.
Precision Optical is excited about exhibiting in San Diego at next week’s SPIE Optics + Phontonics 2016, 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 536, from Tuesday, 8/30/16, through Thursday, 9/1/16 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Precision Optical is pleased to be exhibiting at the SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing Conference in Baltimore this year. Precision Optical will be exhibiting our 10’ x 10’ booth, Booth 210. 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.
At this year’s Photonic West, Precision Optical will be exhibiting our 20’ x 10’ booth, Booth 2040. 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. Specifically, some services that we would like to promote and discuss include our metrology services, thin film coating services, assembly services, catalog corner cubes, and large flats and reference optics capabilities.
It is with a heavy heart that Precision Optical acknowledges the passing of our dear friend and employee Richard Reid. Rick was a genuine, humble, and great person. His favorite hobbies were repairing/riding motorcycles and working in the field of optical manufacturing. His work ethic, courtesy to peers, and loyalty were unparalleled. We are deeply saddened by his passing. He was more than an employee. He was family.
One of Precision Optical’s core products for the past 55 years has been the corner cube retroreflector. To this day, our ability to produce high quality corner cubes in volume is virtually unparalleled in the industry. While we will continue to be an industry leader in the production of customized optical components, we are pleased to once again offer catalog corner cubes!
Precision Optical is extremely honored to host Irvine Valley College’s Photonics Technology Program for the second year in a row. As part of IVC’s course LET225, Quality Assurance of Precision Optics, Precision Optical is hosting three classes (lecture + lab) at our facility.
OptiFab is the largest conference and exhibition dedicated to the manufacturing of precision optics. Organized by SPIE and the American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association (APOMA), OptiFab hosts exhibitors displaying both classical and advanced manufacturing and metrology technologies. It also facilitates a host of workshops and presentations. OptiFab is an ideal setting in which to showcase Precision Optical’s products and services.
A common element used in optical systems is known as a beam splitter. Beam splitting optical assemblies and elements play an integral role in optical systems by splitting, combining, and controlling the directions of multiple beam paths. Specialized thin film coatings applied to optical surfaces divide beams of light into separate wavelengths and polarization states with specific targeted values of transmittance and reflectance.
With a combination of a highly skilled work force, tons of capacity, high-end large aperture metrology, thin film coating and assembly capability, Precision Optical can be your “one-stop shop” for large optical flats and windows.
Precision Optical utilizes its arsenal of metrology equipment on all products delivered, where 100% inspection of finished articles is often required. In addition to using metrology equipment for fully furnished optical components, coatings and assemblies, we also offer metrology services on customer furnished materials.
On January 16, 2015, Precision Optical was privileged to host Hildreth “Hal” Walker Jr., an early pioneer in the field of laser telemetry. He was one of the key historical figures responsible for the design and operations of the laser-ranging project that took place as part of Apollo 11’s “first man on the moon” mission.
Building upon decades of optical assembly experience, Precision Optical is pursuing an expansion of the assembly services we provide to our customers. Precision Optical possesses a diverse set of assembly capabilities that includes custom prisms, mirrors, windows and lenses, in sizes ranging from 3mm miniature optics to large 500mm optical flats.
Precision Optical has 55 years of precision manufacturing experience, and alongside our other high quality component products, such as corner cubes, penta prisms, optical flats, and custom prisms, we can produce some of the best alignment cubes in the market.
On behalf of Precision Optical, I, Alan M. Lambert Sr. am thrilled to announce that Nicolaus (Nick) Lambert is the new President of the Company. Nick’s promotion to President is a natural progression for his work at Precision Optical, a family-owned company. His expertise in the technical side of the company is unparalleled, and his background in physics, coupled with his good nature, makes him the ideal person to take the helm.