PG&O Featured Downloads

  1. BOROFLOAT & Optical Mirrors: A Union of Inspiration & Quality

    This white paper introduces BOROFLOAT, the world’s first borosilicate glass by SCHOTT, explains how it is used in the Hobby Eberly Telescope (HET), and describes its exceptional optical and thermal properties.

  2. Case Study: Specialized Thin Film Optical Mirrors Enable VIRUS Spectrograph System In Dark Energy Experiment

    PG&O designed and delivered specialized optical mirrors to Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin for use in building the first-of-its-kind VIRUS (Visible Integral-field Replicable Unit Spectrograph) instrument, a key part of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment, or HETDEX. The $36M international research project will study the force that causes the expansion of the universe to speed up, rather than slow down

  3. Optical Thin Film Coatings Provide Safer Flight Conditions
    Specialized thin film optical coatings are currently being designed into customized displays that serve to modify the viewing angle and eliminate unwanted stray light that would otherwise distract the pilot(s) and crew in commercial and military aircraft cockpits. By PG & O Precision Glass & Optics
  4. Datasheet: HRM (Heat Reflecting Mirror)
    Our Hot Mirrors are all-dielectric vacuum deposited mirrors with advantages over standard commercial hot mirrors or heat absorbing glass filters. The visual transmission is much higher and neutral in color with excellent heat reflecting characteristics.
  5. Datasheet: ITO (Indium-Tin Oxide)
    Indium-tin Oxide (ITO) is a transparent conductive coating that is used in many optical applications. Electrical heating, solar cell arrays, electro-magnetic shielding and static elimination are just a few of the many uses of ITO. PG&O is proud to add ITO to its extensive line of coatings.
  6. Datasheet: MAL (Mirror Aluminized)
    MAL series mirrors are front surface aluminized, on select float glass. The aluminum is overcoated with all dielectric layers to enhance reflectivity and protect against heat, humidity and abrasion. These mirrors are typically used for photocopiers, scanners, facsimile machines and other instrumentation.
  7. Datasheet: UCM (Ultraviolet Cold Mirror)
    PG&O ultraviolet cold mirrors are used in applications such as photo lithographic of printed circuit boards, ultraviolet curing, diazo film processing and other ultraviolet light course applications requiring mirrors of high quality and reliability.
  8. Datasheet: CAR (Crown Anti-Reflection)
    Our “off-the-shelf ” multilayer anti-reflection glass is coated in-house with our state-of-the-art BBAR antireflection coatings. Using select optical crown glass of various thicknesses for your convenience.
  9. Datasheet: CMO (Cold Plate Mirror)
    Cold Mirrors reflect visible energy (400nm to 650nm) and transmit the infrared energy (800nm to 1200nm). They are typically used in heat/light applications such as movie and slide projectors where high visible reflection and infrared transmission are critical.
  10. Datasheet: PBS (Plate Beamsplitter)
    Plate Beamsplitters divide incident light into transmission and reflection components. The first surface is coated with all-dielectric materials to yield the desired transmission and reflection characteristics.