Sapphire, fused silica, Si, Ge, ZnSe, ZnS, CaF2, MgF2, Cleartran and AMTIR are fabricated for application that require tight control of transmitted wavefront, high parallelism, low scatter, high laser damage resistance and exceptional environmental durability.
Laser Damage Testing
REO provides some of the highest laser damage resistant optics in the world and is committed to the highest possible standard for testing and qualification of these optics. With our own fully automated laser damage test capability, REO not only conducts routing production testing of our products, but also continuously advances the state of the art in understanding laser damage mechanisms and test methodologies.
REO’s primary test system is comprised of a ~20ns pulse length 1064nm laser induced damage threshold (LIDT) test system according to ISO 21254-2 or other similar test protocols.Learn More
Thin Film Coating
Over 20 years ago, REO became the first company to commercially provide Ion Beam Sputtered (IBS) thin film coatings. Today, we have expanded our technology to produce the highest quality thin films performing a range of functions across the full optical spectrum from the deep UV (190nm) through the long wave IR (14um). With a total of 35 coating chambers in operation, REO’s ability to produce the highest performance, lowest loss, most durable thin films across the spectrum is unmatched in the world.
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REO has a world-renowned capability for optical fabrication and polishing an extensive range of materials and geometries to the industry’s highest level of performance and quality. Utilizing a range of processes including spindle polishing, CNC polishing, diamond turning and continuous polishing, REO has the expertise to meet an exceptional range of fabrication challenges.Learn More
High Laser Damage Threshold Optics
REO consistently delivers optics with exceptional laser damage resistance characteristics because we fabricate, coat and laser damage test our products under highly controlled processes in our state of the art facility in Boulder, CO. REO is unique because of our broad well-equipped in-house laser damage testing lab with several different laser pulsewidths and wavelengths. This vertical integration is critical because reliably achieving high damage threshold requires careful control over every aspect of the design and manufacturing process. This includes precise specification and thorough inspection of incoming raw materials, followed by shaping and polishing of components in a way that minimizes subsurface damage and contamination. We then design and deposit thin film coatings using techniques that avoid contamination and minimize electric field effects.Learn More
Our core production starts with optical polishing, includes super polishing, IBS coatings, broad focused metrology, including in house LDT and concludes with our active active assembly production. REO cutting edge technology enables the optimum manufacture of our products.
Ion Beam Sputtered Coatings (IBS)
Laser Damage Testing
Ion Assisted Deposition (IAD)
Our team's experience and expertise spans optical fabrication, coating, testings, assembly, engineering, supply chain and project management.
Thin Film Engineering
Design for Manufacturing
Quality Assurance Engineering
Our factory has been built and organized for optics, thin film coatings and assembly fabrication. Clean rooms, state of the art metrology and our laminar flow production areas for contamination controls are just the foundation of what we do to ensure excellence.
Assembly Cleanroom Facilities
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