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Advanced Optics, Inc. - Selecting the Proper Optical Mirror or Window

Understanding your application and defining the requirement for your next optical mirror or window project can reduce manufacturing time and save costs. Advanced Optics can help you select from one of our many off-the-shelf optics polished from commercial grade to λ/20 or provide custom fabrication in just 4 weeks. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - In-stock mirrors and windows

In-stock mirrors/windows to custom fabrication in 4 weeks: Prototype to Production / Commercial Grade to λ/20 / Extensive In-stock Raw Materials / Custom Coatings / 100% inspection / USA Made. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - TIMELY, COST-EFFECTIVE OPTICAL COMPONENTS

For over 50 years Advanced Optics has taken great pride in manufacturing the highest quality, cost-effective optical mirrors, windows and optical flats. Our optics are made in the USA and delivered to you on-time - every time.

In addition to our ready-to-ship commercial and precision polished optical components, we have the ability to craft custom optics to meet your exact s... (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - How to Select an Optical Flat

An optical flat is a piece of glass that has been precision polished to a specific flatness on one or both sides and is used as a reference (test plate) against which the flatness of an unknown surface can be compared. Learn more about Optical Flat Selection, Optical Flat Certification, and Optical Flat Resurfacing.

Advanced Optics has the capability and experience to best assist... (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Optical Fabrication Materials from Advanced Optics

Having a good understanding of your application will help you to choose the correct optical glass material for your project. Should you still have questions, Advanced Optics engineers can help you determine what optical glass material(s) will work best, save manufacturing time and therefore reduce costs. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Crafting optical mirrors/windows

Crafting optical mirrors/windows made in the USA from prototype to production. We provide custom coatings and fabrication, polish glass from commercial grade to λ/20, all with our 100% inspection guarantee. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Precision Polished Optical Mirrors and Windows

In-stock mirrors/windows to custom fabrication in 4 weeks: Prototype to Production / Commercial Grade to λ/20 / Extensive In-stock Raw Materials / Custom Coatings / 100% inspection / USA Made. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - How to Clean a Front Surface Mirrors

HOW TO CLEAN AlSiO COATED FRONT SURFACE MIRRORS (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Optical windows sometimes require tight tolerances

As with all optics, optical windows may require tight tolerances. The tighter the tolerance in diameter, length and width or thickness, the more advanced techniques and longer manufacturing times are required to produce the window which both dictate an increase in price. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Selecting optical windows

There are many factors to consider when designing an optical window. Careful consideration of each of the factors below will determine how effectively an optical window will perform in a given application as well as the impact to cost and delivery. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Timely, Cost-effective Custom Optical Solutions

Advanced Optics manufactures precision, custom and off-the-shelf optics. We carry a wide range of glass substrates in-house, precision polish up to 1/20 wave and can provide custom shapes and coatings. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Precision Optics from Prototype to Production

Advanced Optics manufactures precision, custom and off-the-shelf optical mirrors and windows. We have the experience to help you with prototype work and resources to fulfill production requirements. Visit our web site at www.advancedoptics.com to learn more. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Fused Silica Optical Windows

Advanced Optics offers custom and off-the-shelf fused silica optical windows polished down to 1/20 wave for demanding applications. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - BK7 Optical Windows

Advanced Optics manufactures BK7 optical windows from commercial grade to λ/20. Custom fabrication and parallelism of > 2 arc seconds available. Learn more at www.advancedoptics.com (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Precision Polished Optical Mirrors & Windows

Advanced Optics has crafted precision polished optical mirrors and windows made of low expansion borosilicate glass, fused silica, fused quartz, Zerodur and BK7. Our capabilities allow us to provide accuracy up to 1/20 wave for demanding applications. In addition to our many off-the-shelf optics, we offer custom fabrication, custom coatings and free engineering services (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Optical Mirrors and Windows for Laser Applications

Advanced Optics fabricates precision polished laser mirrors and windows. We offer dielectric and AR coatings including custom V-coats to meet the most demanding applications. Our capabilities allow us to precision polish parts with odd aspect ratios, provide custom shapes and fabricate optics with a high degree of parallelism. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - How do I choose the correct optical mirror?

A good understanding of your mirror requirements is essential in reducing costs. For instance, the application of the optical mirror will determine which grade of mirror is appropriate. If accuracy is critical, a precision grade is required. The higher the degree of flatness required, the more expensive the mirror. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - 1/10 and 1/20 Wave Optical Mirrors

Advanced Optics manufactures 1/10 and 1/20 wave optical mirrors to meet demanding applications where a high degree of wavefront integrity is critical. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Discover Affordable, High Quality Optics

For over 50 years, Advanced Optics has taken pride in manufacturing high quality, low cost optical components. Our product line consists of precision and commercial grade optical mirrors and windows as well as single and double sided optical flats. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Precision Flat Windows

For over 45 years, Advanced Optics has crafted precision polished optical windows made of low expansion borosilicate glass, fused silica, B270 and BK7. Our capabilities allow us to provide accuracy up to 1/20 wave for demanding applications. In addition to our many off-the-shelf optical windows, we offer custom fabrication, custom coatings and free engineering services. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - PRECISION RECTANGULAR OPTICAL MIRRORS

Rectangular Optical Mirror Specifications:

• S1: λ/4 at 633nm
• 60/40 scratch/dig
• S2: Fine ground
• Dimensions: +/-0.25mm
• Thickness: +0.5mm
• Material: Low expansion borosilicate glass (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Precision & Commercial Grade Optical Windows

For over 50 years, Advanced Optics has crafted precision polished optical windows as well as high quality commercial grade windows. We have the capability to provide accuracy up to 1/20 wave for demanding applications. In addition to our many off-the-shelf optics, we offer custom fabrication, custom coatings and complimentary engineering services. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - OVERRUN PRODUCTION OPTICS

Our overrun optics provide an economical alternative to purchasing them new. They can be recoated or reshaped to meet your requirements providing savings and fast turnaround. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - OPTICAL WINDOWS

Optical windows are used to separate two different environments while still allowing light to pass through. For over 50 years, Advanced Optics has taken pride in manufacturing high quality, low cost optical windows. We have the expertise to help you with prototype work and the resources to fulfill production requirements. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - PRECISION OPTICAL COMPONENTS

Advanced Optics offers a wide variety of custom and precision optical components. Our product line includes:

• Precision polished mirrors and windows.
• Low-cost commercial grade mirrors and windows.
• Single or double sided optical flats. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Square and Rectangular Optical Mirrors

For over 50 years, Advanced Optics has taken pride in manufacturing high quality, low cost square and rectangular optical mirrors. Our capabilities allow us to craft mirrors from a few waves per inch all the way up to 1/10 wave for demanding applications. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Precision & Commercial Grade Optical Mirrors

For over 50 years, Advanced Optics has taken pride in manufacturing high quality, low cost optical mirrors. Our experience allows us to provide the quality craftsmanship that has made us a leader in custom, precision and commercial optics. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - What is an optical window?

An optical window is a transparent, optically flat substrate that is used to separate two different environments while still allowing light to pass through. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Resurfacing Optical Flats

Optical flats and windows become worn and abraded in use and accuracy is lost. This degradation in performance is due to a decrease in the distinctness of the interference pattern, and to a change in the figure caused by scratches on either side of the flat or window. Repolishing the surface of a piece back to its original accuracy can be less costly than replacement. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Precision Polished Optical Mirrors

For over 45 years, Advanced Optics has taken pride in manufacturing optical mirrors polished up to ʎ/20. Various coatings to enhance reflectivity from the ultraviolet to the infrared spectrum available. We have the expertise to help you with prototype work and the resources to fulfill production requirements. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Optical Components for Scientific Instrumentation

Advanced Optics manufactures custom and precision optical components for scientific instrumentation. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Optimize the performance of your optic

Advanced Optics offers an optical flat refinishing service with fast turn-around time.
We also provide a variety of coatings to optimize the performance of your optic over a wide range of wavelengths. (read more)

Advanced Optics, Inc. - Reflective, anti-reflective & protective coatings

Our standard optical coatings include:

• Aluminum with a protective SiO overcoat
• Bare Aluminum
• Magnesium Fluoride
• MLAR
• Bare Gold
• Gold with a protective SiO overcoat
• Protected Silver (read more)