OptiGrate Corp.

December 1, 2012
Spectroscopy

Volume 27, Issue 12

OptiGrate Corp.

Company Description

OptiGrate Corp. designs and manufactures ultra-narrow band optical filters based on volume Bragg grating (VBG) technologies in proprietary photo-thermo-refractive glass. Filters with ultra-narrow bandwidth are formed by holographic techniques in the bulk of glass material, and demonstrate superior optical quality, outstanding durability, environmental stability, and high optical damage threshold. OptiGrate is a pioneer and world leader in VBG technologies. For over 10 years, OptiGrate has delivered holographic optical elements (HOE) to a large number of government contractors and OEMs in optoelectronics, analytical, medical, defense, and other industries.

Markets

OptiGrate supplied ultra-narrow band filters to hundreds of customers on five continents. These filters are used for: Raman spectroscopy and microscopy; semiconductor, solid state, and fiber lasers; hyperspectral and Raman imaging systems; ultrafast laser systems; optical recording and storage; medical diagnostics and treatment; etc.

Main Product Lines

  • Ultra-narrow band optical notch and bandpass filters with linewidth less than 10 cm-1

  • Laser resonator mode selection filters/mirrors for spectral narrowing and thermal stabilization of lasers

  • Deflectors — transmitting volume Bragg gratings for angular filtering and deflection of laser light

  • Chirped volume Bragg gratings for compact and robust stretchers and compressors of ultra-short laser pulses

  • Spectral beam combiner — angular and spectral filters for high-power laser spectral beam combining

Facilities

OptiGrate recently moved to a new location in Oviedo, Florida, to accommodate an increased demand for the firm's volume Bragg grating (VBG) products and allow for future expansion. The new 10,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility was specially designed and engineered for production of VBG filters. The facility — the only vertically integrated VBG production plant in the world — includes a photo-thermo-refractive glass production unit, a VBG holographic production unit, and a VBG laser application development lab.

OptiGrate Corp.

562 South Econ Circle

Oviedo, FL 32765

TELEPHONE

(407) 542-7704

FAX

(407) 542-7804

E-mail

info@optigrate.com

WEB SITE

www.optigrate.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

35

YEAR FOUNDED

1999