custom Optical Filters And Etalons For Datacom Applications

Data center evolution is driving demand for ever-higher data transmission rates, necessitating innovation in data center optical interconnect component design.

  • How Smooth Is Smooth?

    This question is of interest to many manufacturers today. Why? Because more of them are making high precision, small-scale components that are critical to the function of a host of end products. A company’s livelihood may mandate that the components they use in their products are uniform, definable, and "high-precision". 

  • What's The Fuss With Vertical Integration In Optics?

    As an optical system supplier, Zygo has three internal groups: Zygo Precision Optics, Zygo Extreme Precision Optics, and Zygo Electro Optics. Together they make it possible to control the key competencies which make for a vertically integrated supplier.

  • Tough Enough For Space, Stable Enough For Quantum: Fiber-Q®

    “Fiber-coupled acousto-optic modulators” (FCAOM) is perhaps not a phrase that rolls naturally off the tongue. Yet this slightly awkward descriptor belies an elegant and robust solution for directly controlling the timing, intensity, and temporal shape of the output from fiber lasers – which enables them to be used in some of the most demanding applications in the world, including quantum and space.

  • G&H Stingray Optics NightcrawlIR™ Lens Series Breaks New Ground In Performance Vs. Cost

    The launch of G&H’s new EAR certified NightCrawlIRTM infrared zoom lenses, under the StingRay brand, marks a step change in accuracy, repeatability, and cost-effectiveness in the mid-wave infrared (MWIR) imaging space, in critical sectors including aerospace and defense (A&D), and border security.

  • Precision Metrology’s Increasing Role In EV Gear Manufacturing

    Optical metrology is an extremely versatile inspection method and has an essential role in verifying gear quality and design intent achievement. Today, it has become the “go-to” metrology solution, benefitting from the fact that it is non-contact, non-destructive, fast, highly sensitive, and has exceptional resolution and accuracy.

  • Optical Delay Line Stages – How Do They Work?

    Deep in the hallowed halls of the Paris observatory in the late 17th Century, a paradigm shift was underway. The speed of light conjectured by luminaries such as Descartes and Aristotle as infinite and instantaneous was empirically showing delays. 


  • These high-resolution, high-speed lenses are optimized for the use of up to 12 megapixel 1.3" sensors with micro-lenses on the sensor surface. The lenses are also broadband coated and can be used in the visible range 400 to 700 nm or the near-infrared range 700 to 1,000 nm.

  • As a leading crystal grower with decades of electro-optic device design experience, G&H manufactures a comprehensive range of Pockels cells for applications. To complement these, we have developed a range of high quality pockels cell drivers including our Q-series Q-switch drivers and R-series regenerative amplifier drivers.

  • The new Xenon-Jade series is a set of high-end lenses developed with focus on the new sensors like the Sony’s Pregius S™ -Generation 4. The Xenon-Jade lenses are optimized for the use in machine vision applications.

  • G&H, a leading crystal grower with decades of electro-optic device design experience, manufactures a comprehensive range of Pockels cells for applications in wavelengths from the UV to the IR.

  • The LETO phase modulator models are based on reflective LCOS microdisplays with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and 6.4 μm pixel pitch. The LETO phase only spatial light modulator devices can be used like an external monitor using the standard HDMI interface of the graphics card. No additional software or special hardware is needed to operate the SLM.

  • Powell lenses are laser line generators that shape a laser beam into a straight line with uniform power distribution. They can be found in machine vision lasers and sensors for 3D triangulation.

  • The new 30-385mm and 50-700mm f/5.5 lenses enable longer detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) ranges with a compelling combination of performance, reliability and cost, specially designed for anti-drone applications and ideal for long range observation and surveillance systems with vehicle detection range capabilities exceeding 22km.

  • PG&O’s new sapphire optics operate from the visible out to the infrared spectral wavelengths. The thermal and scratch-resistant substrate is exceptionally durable and able to withstand extremely harsh environmental conditions as well as temperature variations.