Since 1964, Sydor Optics has built a worldwide reputation in the field of precision plano optics combining traditional craftsmanship with gutsy innovation. With the largest collection of double-sided polishing machines in North America, Sydor Optics can produce prototype to high-volume production custom optics.
Using state-of-the-art technologies, and outstanding production, quality and inspection methods, Sydor Optics offers superior precision flat or plano optics. The highly-skilled engineers take exceptional pride in ensuring that every product meets exacting standards, rigorous quality assurance and your precision specifications.
Aside from standard size glass wafers such as 100mm, 150mm, 200mm, and 300mm, Sydor Optics can provide custom wafers with diameters up to 450mm and thin wafers with thicknesses down to 0.1mm (± 0.003mm). Regardless of the size or scope of your project, our experienced engineers and technicians will guide you every step of the way.
Based upon decades of experience, and expertise in medical, defense, industrial and scientific fields, and with the largest collection of double-sided grinding and polishing machines in North America, Sydor Optics can fabricate and manufacture custom IR, UV and visible windows in a variety of custom sizes, shapes, and substrates.
Sydor Optics has extensive experience manufacturing uncoated filter substrates and colored filter glass. Common optical filters include shortpass, longpass, bandpass, notch and edge with filter coatings suited for the infrared (IR), ultraviolet (UV) and visible (VIS) color spectrums.
Sydor Optics fabricates an array of metallic and dielectric optical mirrors to meet your custom specifications and requirements. Optical mirrors basically consist of a polished substrate with a metallic coating or dielectric coating on the front surface, sometimes referred to as first surface mirrors, but different applications require different levels of precision optical mirrors.
Optical Flats, Plano Optics
Sydor Optics provides various optical flats to meet precision tolerances for the most demanding and exacting applications. A plano optic is manufactured to be extremely flat on one or both surfaces and used as a reference for measuring the flatness of other optics with a monochromatic light source or in interferometry applications.
Optical Wedge Prisms
Sydor Optics manufactures custom optical wedges and thin prisms used in a variety of applications. Flat optics with a wedge angle are typically used in laser applications for beam steering and beam displacement or for preventing stray-back reflections, but can also be used in virtually any type of optical component to change the direction of light.
Sydor Optics fabricates custom light pipes also known as integrator bars, light pipe homogenizing rods, or just homogenizers, and offers a wide assortment of materials and diverse shapes including rectangular, square, hexagonal, and tapered.
Sydor Optics fabricates several kinds of dielectric and metal coated plate beam splitters with various reflection/ transmission (R:T) ratios. Plate beam splitters can perform at higher temperatures, withstand higher levels of laser power and typically cost less than when in cube form.
Sydor Optics also offers witness samples for the measurement of coating stresses on substrates. The size and thickness of a witness sample will typically match your finished product. Sydor Optics also offers witness samples for the measurement of coating stresses on substrates.