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30-January - 01-February 2018
San Francisco, CA, United States

Precision Glass & Optics

Address
Precision Glass & Optics
3600 W Moore Ave
Santa Ana, CA
United States
92704-6835
Website
www.pgo.com
Company Description
Featured Product: PG&O’s New Optical Monitoring System Enables Greater Accuracy in Optical Thin-Film Coatings

PG&O partners with customers to find unique optical solutions for specific needs, delivering precision glass, optics, and specialized thin-film coatings for astronomy, biomedical, imaging, laser, digital cinema, solar, and military/aerospace markets & more. The company has 3 large coating chambers, an expert, in-house engineering staff, plus an extremely large inventory of glass products & a full optical fabrication shop to provide advanced optical coatings & to manufacture large mirror blanks.
Announcements
19 December 2017
PG&O® Provides Advanced Optics and Thin-Film Optical Coatings for Biomedical Applications
• Company will showcase optical components and thin film filters for medical and life science applications at SPIE’s BiOS booth #8648 and Photonics West 2018 booth #4867, Jan. 27- Feb. 1, 2018, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

SANTA ANA, CA – Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O - www.pgo.com), provides optical thin film coatings and custom optical solutions for a wide variety of life science and biomedical applications. With the recently-announced installation of an in-situ optical monitoring and advanced rate control system, the company produces single- and multi-layered thin films with ultra-precision, up to 10x higher accuracy than previously available. Additionally, the company has an extremely large, in-house inventory of glass substrates, fabrication services and turn-key optics solutions for use in biomedical, MRI imaging, display, projection, scanning, laser, and other instrumentation applications.

PG&O will present a wide range of optical products for biomedical at SPIE’s BiOS in booth # 8648, Jan. 27 - 28 and at Photonics West in booth # 4867, Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2018, at Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco. Products will include plano optics, beamsplitters, prisms, optical assemblies, windows, hot and cold mirrors, indium tin oxide (ITO), maximum reflectors (Max Rs), anti-reflection coatings (AR), and customized optical solutions utilizing a variety of shapes and substrate materials.

To learn more about Precision Glass & Optics full line of optical thin film coatings for biomedical applications, please call 714-540-0126 or visit www.pgo.com.

PRECISION GLASS & OPTICS (PG&O) – www.pgo.com – Celebrating the company’s 32nd year, PG&O delivers high quality, precision glass, optics, and optical coatings for a variety of applications. The company has an extremely large inventory of glass products and a full optical fabrication shop to provide advanced optical coatings and to manufacture large mirror blanks. Other services include CNC machining, polishing, slicing, sawing, scribing, grinding, edging, assembly, and more. With three large coating chambers, and an expert, in-house engineering staff, our cost-effective and reliable optics and advanced thin film coatings are ideal for military, aerospace, astronomy, biomedical, imaging, laser, digital cinema, solar markets, and more.
10 October 2017
PG&O® Provides Customized Optical Components for Avotec’s Real Eye Nano™
SANTA ANA, CA – Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O - www.pgo.com), announces the customization of two thin film optical components for a high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) accessory developed by Avotec, Inc. (www.avotecinc.com – Stuart, Florida). The Real Eye Nano™ is an advanced visual presentation and eye-tracking system constructed entirely of glass and plastic, with a reduced size that makes it ideal for operation in confined MRI spaces. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a leading tool in the effort to understand how the human brain functions and a primary target of fMRI research is cognitive disorders associated with increasing age. Optical systems that provide both eye-tracking and visual stimulation are, and will continue to be, a key component in fMRI research.

PG&O developed the dielectric cold mirror and cylindrical prism mirror for the Real Eye Nano. The system allows the MRI patient to view a unique visual demonstration concurrently while the patient’s eyes are illuminated with near-infrared (980 nm) light supplied by an IR light-emitting diode (LED) / fused fiber cable / fiber bundle. PG&O contributed expertise in designing and applying the thin-film coating to the large dichroic mirror and in shaping the multi-element lens for this revolutionary fMRI system.

According to Dan Bukaty, Jr., president of PG&O, “It was a pleasure to work with Avotec on this interesting project. In manufacturing the dichroic mirror, we used our CMP cold mirror and shaped the optic using waterjet technology, which allows us to produce difficult shapes very affordably. The lens was created from a right angle prism that we coated per our customers specifications, then precisely shaped using our CNC machine.”
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Precision Glass & Optics partners with customers to find unique optical solutions to specific needs, delivering precision glass, optics and specialized thin film coatings for many different application areas. To find out more, please call 714-540-0126 or visit www.pgo.com.

For more information about Avotec’s Real Eye Nano, please go to: Real Eye Nano.

ABOUT THE COMPANIES:

PRECISION GLASS & OPTICS (PG&O) – www.pgo.com – Celebrating the company’s 30th year, PG&O delivers high quality, precision glass, optics, and optical coatings for a variety of applications. The company has an extremely large inventory of glass products and a full optical fabrication shop to provide advanced optical coatings and manufacturing large mirror blanks. Other services include CNC machining, polishing, slicing, sawing, scribing, grinding, edging, assembly, and more. With three large coating chambers, and an expert, in-house engineering staff, our cost-effective and reliable optics and advanced thin film coatings are ideal for military, aerospace, astronomy, biomedical, imaging, laser, digital cinema, solar markets, and more.

Avotec, Inc. (www.avotecinc.com – Stuart, Florida) manufactures products for use in fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging), an imaging technique used to study brain activity. One recently introduced product, the Real Eye Nano™, a visual stimulation and eye-tracking system, was a Finalist for the prestigious SPIE Prism Awards 2016. Other products include the Silent Vision™ family of MR-compatible projectors and fiber-optic glasses used for visual stimulation, and the Silent Scan™ family of audio systems used for audio stimulation, hearing protection, and communication.
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Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O®)
3600 West Moore Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Contact: Dan Bukaty, Jr., President
Phone: 714-540-0126
Fax: 714-540-1482
Email: info@pgo.com
Web Site: www.pgo.com

Submitted by Media Contact: Marlene Moore
Smith Miller Moore
Phone: 818-708-1704
Email: marlene@smithmillermoore.com
10 October 2017
PG&O® Enhances Optical Coating Capabilities with New, Advanced Monitoring System
SANTA ANA, CA – Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O - www.pgo.com), announces the successful installation of a new optical monitoring system, the SL-2012A SpectraLock from Eddy Company (www.eddyco.com). The advanced system provides in-situ optical monitoring and rate control to produce single and multi-layered thin films with ultra-precision and accuracy.

PG&O’s president, Dan Bukaty, Jr., notes, “We are excited to announce our enhanced optical coating capabilities with the installation of Eddy Company’s special index dispersion enhanced monitoring (IDEM) system. We can now produce optical thin films that perfectly match our design programs and we can accurately predict the films our chambers produce with optical thickness monitoring and control from 1 nm to over 5,000 nm. In short, our optical thin films are about 10x more precise than previously available.”

According to Wayne Rodgers, president of Eddy Company, “We’re pleased with the opportunity to partner with Precision Glass & Optics, upgrading their precision optical coating chambers to the next level. The newly installed computer and software system provides calibration of the exact refractive index dispersion for each material and process used. With the SL-2012A SpectraLock in place, the thin-film design program and the optical monitoring controller produce optical coatings that precisely match the design every time, without iteration or error. It is a revolutionary development in optical coating technology that has been field-proven and now lies in PG&O’s capable hands.”

For more information about PG&O’s new optical coating products, please call 714-540-0126 or visit www.pgo.com. Precision Glass & Optics partners with customers to find unique optical solutions to specific needs, delivering precision glass, optics, and specialized thin-film coatings for many different application areas.

PRECISION GLASS & OPTICS (PG&O) – www.pgo.com – Celebrating the company’s 32nd year, PG&O delivers high quality, precision glass, optics, and optical coatings for a variety of applications. The company has an extremely large inventory of glass products and a full optical fabrication shop to provide advanced optical coatings and to manufacture large mirror blanks. Other services include CNC machining, polishing, slicing, sawing, scribing, grinding, edging, assembly, and more. With three large coating chambers, and an expert, in-house engineering staff, our cost-effective and reliable optics and advanced thin film coatings are ideal for military, aerospace, astronomy, biomedical, imaging, laser, digital cinema, solar markets, and more.

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Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O®)
3600 West Moore Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Contact: Dan Bukaty, Jr., President
Phone: 714-540-0126
Fax: 714-540-1482
Email: info@pgo.com
Web Site: www.pgo.com

Submitted by Media Contact: Marlene Moore
Smith Miller Moore
Phone: 818-708-1704
Email: marlene@smithmillermoore.com
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