News | August 14, 2023

PG&O Announces Extended Operating Range For Optical Components From Mid-UV To LWIR

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Santa Ana, CA – August 14, 2023 – Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O –, a global leader in optical manufacturing, precision thin-film coatings, and complete optical solutions, announces the company’s latest capability, the extended operating wavelength range of finished optics from the mid-ultraviolet (0.2 µm) out to the longwave infrared spectrum (15 µm). The extended wavelength is available on high-precision, polished substrates ranging in size from 0.059” to 30” diameter.

According to PG&O’s President Dan Bukaty, Jr. “We are constantly upgrading and updating our facilities and capabilities to meet and sometimes surpass the expectations of our customers. This newly announced extended operating range for optics, from mid-UV out to the longwave infrared wavelength, cements our market position as the leading high performance, complete optical solutions one-stop-shop in the optics industry.”

The company recently announced a new re-polishing service for dielectric coatings that may not meet specifications, or may have been damaged during production. This unique service of re-polishing substrates provides the optics manufacturer a time- and cost-saving option to replace a dielectric coating that is not working properly, while also delivering a highly precise optic that is finished to specifications (service is subject to review of the original part).

To learn more about PG&O’s optics manufacturing, precision thin-film coatings, and complete turnkey solutions for operation from 0.2 µm to 15 µm, please visit: To request a quote, please send your specifications or drawings to

Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) – - PG&O provides reliable and cost-effective, high-precision polished optics and prisms from 0.059 inches up to 30 inches diameter, precision thin-film coatings, custom and standard components, and turnkey optical solutions for operation in the 0.2 µm to 15 µm wavelength range. The company also offers highly durable sapphire optics for broad-spectrum applications and finished infrared (IR) optics fabrication services for mission-critical tasks.

Our extensive glass substrates inventory combines with our expanded polishing services, and other fabrication capabilities such as CNC machining, slicing, sawing, scribing, edging, and assembly, to deliver finished optics and precision thin-film coatings. Ask about our unique re-polishing services that can salvage fabricated thin-film optics. This can save an optics manufacturer time and money by replacing a dielectic coating that has been damaged or does not meet the specifications.

We have three large coating chambers, and an expert, in-house engineering staff to assure continuity and supply optical solutions to meet the vital demands of military, aerospace, biomedical, imaging, laser, avionics, digital cinema, life sciences, solar, display, homeland security, automotive, and emerging markets. From simple optics and plano optical components to complex shapes, precision and multilayer thin films, intricate assemblies, and custom optical design solutions, PG&O is your key supplier.

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