History

From its inception in 1991, Alpine Research Optics focused on producing high quality laser optics – particularly in the UV.  Throughout the years the company received recognition from our customers for our technical capability and quality, and emerged as a technology leader in Boulder, Colorado.

ARO was acquired by Saint Gobain Crystals in September of 2007 as part of a vertical integration strategy.  That strategy changed direction resulting in the divestiture of the company in May 2011 to PFG Precision Optics.  ARO and PFG complement one another in capabilities and customer markets served, and have combined resources to offer a more complete solution to their customers.