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We are a world leader in high precision optical manufacturing, delivering custom optics to a wide range of innovators around the globe. Meeting these goals demands the right people. Teamwork, adaptability, and an enthusiastic approach to problem-solving are central to the Optimax culture. But what unites all our employees best is a hunger to continuously learn. We strive to find driven individuals who are committed to lifelong learning; who will continue to add value in their work throughout long and successful careers.

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LGO

We manufacture high-power optics and coatings for demanding high-energy laser applications offering a range of components and coatings available to customize to your program requirements.

Optimax’s precision sets us apart in the high-power laser optics world with high engineered processes for strictly controlled fabrication, cleaning, coating, and packaging resulting in:

  • Low absorption
  • High laser damage threshold
  • Long lifetime
Laser Grade Optics

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Laser Grade Optics

Laser Grade Optics (LGO) is an internal business unit at Optimax that was designed to help meet the increasing demands of our customers for the most extreme high precision of components for laser applications. These specialized cells internally are trained and have the technology at hand to manufacture optical components that are:

  • High Precision
  • Large Diameter
  • Highly Engineered

This was an internal transformation from not just a manufacturer but engineered manufacturing that can solve challenging problems for our customers and create solutions to these problems while focusing on specific applications.

For the most extreme applications – everything counts. There's no solution without considering the complete picture.
Laser Grade Optics

Laser Grade Coatings

High Laser Damage, Low Absorption and Long Lifetime

Processes designed specifically for pulsed and CW high-fluence laser applications.

  • Proprietary cleaning procedure
  • Highly uniform coatings (large diameter steep surfaces)
  • OTR coating designed for long lifetime
  • No loss of transmission after billions of DUV laser pulses
Low Absorption | High Laser Damage | Coating Uniformity | OTR Coating

Types of Optics

Optimax is a world-class manufacturer of precision optics. Our capabilities incorporate a wide range of manufacturing technologies from which we can engineer solutions that best fit your requirements. Fabrication capabilities range from conventional machinery to highly deterministic CNC machining.

Tools & Charts

Explore our sales tools and charts designed to streamline the optics products selection process and to ensure we deliver the highest quality optics for your laser systems.

Applications

Optimax has developed superior fabrication and coating capabilities for advanced optics designed for use in systems for Directed Energy, Deep Ultraviolet (DUV), and High Power Laser (HPL)

Defense: Directed Energy

Directed energy applications focus laser energy over long ranges for targeted results for defense systems.

Optimax takes ownership of the entire process and is your go-to partner for complete laser-grade optic solutions for defense systems. We back up our performance with third-party verified low absorption and high-laser-induced damage thresholds.

  • Large optics up to 500 mm
  • Complex geometries
  • High-fluence laser coatings
  • Advanced in-house metrology, including cavity ring-down

Semiconductor: Deep Ultraviolet (DUV)

Precision optical systems with high throughput and long life for the semiconductor industry. Short wavelength deep ultraviolet lasers for nanoscale linewidth imaging.

  • Large optics up to 500 mm
  • Complex geometries
  • Cleanroom facility
  • Proprietary low-loss polishing and coating
  • Useful life measured in billions of pulses
  • Coating uniformity on steep surfaces

Industrial: High Power Laser (HPL)

High-power laser optics, including systems for large format industrial material processing and research. Our advanced optics allow uniform transmission across the lens and provide long, useful life in high-fluence applications.

  • Large optics up to 500 mm
  • Complex geometries
  • High CW laser damage thresholds
  • Low absorption surfaces and coatings

Technical Expertise

Do you want to learn more about our optical manufacturing innovation? Refer to our Knowledge Center to read technical papers on, aspheres, business leadership, coatings, freeform optics, innovative optics manufacturing, and lens tolerancing & inspection.

Coatings

Defect-testing optical coatings for directed energy applications

The use of high-power continuous wave (CW) lasers in the emerging directed energy (DE) market has put greater emphasis on the quality of optical coatings.

Coatings

Production of high laser induced damage thresholds

Completing our suite of deposition equipment, we are developing a new Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) System with different substrate configurations.

Coatings

Antireflection Coatings for Space Applications

Space can be a harsh environment for optical coatings. Optimax has successfully provided antireflection (AR) coatings for a wide range of space applications.

Coatings

Designing and Selecting an Optical Cleaning Process

Every optical application requires a “clean” optical surface. However, what defines “clean” is subjective and is based on the needs of the application.  

Innovative Optics Manufacturing

Optical Systems: Transmissive high-energy laser optics

There are many decisions to make when designing, specifying, manufacturing, and testing optical components for high-energy laser systems — each is a potential failure mechanism that must be understood and …

Coatings

Optimax ‐OTR Coatings for Extreme Environmental Resistance

Optimax has developed a novel optical coating (OTR‐AR). OTR coatings have been demonstrated to provide excellent resistance to latent scratching, staining and dimming of chemically sensitive optical glass surfaces in …

Coatings

Measurement considerations when specifying optical coatings

Design, specification, and procurement of optical coatings all benefit when the designer has a good understanding of measurement techniques and uncertainties.

Manufacturing the Future

At Optimax, we are manufacturing the future, creating the highest precision optics underlying high-tech systems in key markets and applications. We offer rapid and expedited delivery upon request and are committed to our customers in the long term.

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