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Publication Date: 06/1/2010
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Optics for Military Apps from Precision Glass
Variety of precision glass products.
Santa Ana, CA — Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) can quickly provide a large variety of glass and thin film coated optical materials, from square, rectangular and/or circular parts. Optics can be customized to exact specifications or shipped from in-stock items, within a 48-hour turnaround, for time-critical projects.

The in-house facility specializes in plano optical components, from prisms to windows, beamsplitters, light pipes, optical mirrors and retro-reflectors. Fabrication services include the new abrasive waterjet technology, laser engraving, annealing, CNC machining, drilling, double-sided grinding and polishing, diamond bandsawing, slicing, and scribing. The company's polishing capabilities (up to 36-in. diameter) typically achieves flatnesses to (wavelength)/20, parallelism to 1 arc second, and tolerances to ±0.0005-in. Thermal and chemical tempering is also available to meet the most demanding part-strengthening requirements. Optical thin film coating capabilities include a chamber that enables coatings up to four 24-in. diameter substrates.

Implementing the fundamentals of MIL-I-45208A as well as the optical manufacturing disciplines of MIL-PRF-13830B, the company's glass, optics, and thin film coating services are especially suitable for a wide variety of military and defense tasks. Other precision optical areas of application include biomedical, solar, imaging, scanning, digital cinema, and laser manufacturing.

Contact: Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O), 3600 West Moore Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704 714-540-0126 fax: 714-540-1482 E-mail: Web:

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