For Compactness and Ruggedness, Linear Variable Filters Fit the Bill (Photonics Spectra, Sept. 2016)

REO discusses the latest innovations in design and scalable manufacturing of linear variable filters which has enabled filters that cover a broader wavelength ranges and can be applied as small as 1 mm x 3 mm sizes. We can even produce these very small filters in repeated arrays of LVF's on wafer sized substrates. Authors: Trey Turner, Eric Baltz and Roger Kirschner

Absorptionsmessung in Optischen Komponenten

REO has published an article on "Absorption in Optical Components" on the Germany website and publication PHOTONIK in the May 2015 issue by AT-Fachverlag GmbH. This article discusses the sources, metrology and processes that REO utilizes to minimize optical component and thin film absorption.

Adaptive characterization of laser damage from sparse defects (SPIE)

This paper explores the new REO adaptive strategy that increases efficiency and minimizes uncertainty by adding defect identification into laser-induced damage testing.

Active Alignment Techniques Improve Lens Centering

REO utilizes an optimized active optical alignment process which enables accurate, cost-effective production of precision lens assemblies. We discuss how active optical assembly techniques attain levels of centration not possible with mechanical alignment methods. Lens centering can also be less expensive using active optical alignment procedures.

REO featured in Company Week Magazine

CEO Paul Kelly is spearheading an international expansion, manufacturing best-in-class optics for lasers over the entire globe. The challenges, opportunities and requirements for our rapidly expanding company are discussed by CEO Paul Kelly. "Our objective is to provide best-in-class optics for laser used in the industrial, medical, research, aerospace and defense market". For further information view the video below:

Method for studying laser-induced damage from sparse defects (SPIE)

This paper explores the possibility of quantitatively predicting laser-induced damage probabilities by characterizing the distribution of defects on a coated optical surface.

High Performance Optics for Diode Pumped, Solid State (DPSS) Lasers

Understanding key parameters and tradeoffs in DPSS laser resonator optics can help optimize system performance and reduce costs

Optics for DPSS Lasers: Finding a Balance (Photonics Spectra, Oct., 2013)

Trey Turner and Quentin Turchette describe how to specify DPSS laser optics that deliver low loss and excellent stability without driving up system cost unnecessarily.


Low scatter, superpolished surfaces deliver higher efficiency and minimize laser damage

Minimizing Optical Component Surface Defects

Scatter by defects can impair DPSS laser beam quality and lead to laser damage

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