Our extensive range of in-house machining capabilities allows us to fabricate custom substrates of multiple material types, shapes, sizes, and specifications.
Optical Fabrication Technology
We fabricate precision optics to meet tight specifications on substrates. Our specialty is creating extremely flat plano surfaces on increasingly larger substrates. ARO purchased a custom 1/140λ 6” diameter reference flat to accurately measure all flatness parameters. ARO uses a 64” continuous polisher in order to polish large optics.
Our experienced team of engineers have developed proprietary technologies for CaF2 manufacturing. We created a continuous polisher to make flat CaF2 optics, and we use spindle polishers to create radius CaF2 parts. Over years of practice, we crafted the right conditions for excellent surface qualities on optical crystals. ARO also invested in large double-sided grinders and polishers in order to reduce prices and production times for large-volume orders.
Optical Fabrication Equipment
From the cementing of achromats to the alignment and mounting of optics in metal housings, we have the experience, process equipment and metrology to complete your sub-assembly. Specialties include lens assemblies for excimer or YAG Lasers and laser beam expanders.