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Waveplates/Retarders Precision Optics Custom Optics

Tower Optical Corporation is a premier manufacturer and producer of high quality precision optics and assemblies. Tower's stock and "build to spec" custom products are used in leading-edge photonics technology, electro-optics, lasers, telecommunications, medical instruments, optical imaging, machine vision and optical computing. Products include crystal quartz Waveplates and achromatic Waveplates (retarders) lenses, filters, polarizers, prisms, beamsplitters, windows, optical flats and mirrors.

Tower customers represent a broad variety of companies and industries including military, aircraft, aerospace, medical, industrial, university researchers and key U.S. Department of Defense contractors. Tower is registered with the U.S. State Department to obtain export licenses and is ITAR compliant.

Tower optical is a service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) cage code 1N2U3.

Tower is ISO certified for ISO 9001:2008 and SAE 9100 Rev B compliant.

Tower prides itself on its short lead times, quality products and competitive pricing.




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How to Tell If a Surface Is Coated, and Which Surfaces Are Coated (Optical Components) How can you tell which side of an optic is coated? Let's say you consult the print and it says Side 1 should be coated. So which is Side 1? Assuming your design team anticipated this question, you... (View Full Article)
Polarization Optics Tutorial: Polarizers, Waveplates, Rotators, and Lyot Filters (Optical Components) We will discuss polarized light; some of the optical components used to control, direct, and modify it; and applications. This tutorial is intended to be an accessible introduction to technicians,... (View Full Article)