Our Capabilities

Ariel Optics specializes in fabricating ultra precision, laser quality optics with less than;
     < 1/20 wave PV surface flatness and Transmitted Wavefront distortion,
     < 5 angstrom surfaces quality/smoothness,
     < .5 arc second parallelism,
     < 1 arc second on prism angles,
     and a wide variety of precision wedged optics.

At Ariel Optics we focus primarily on the manufacture of flat or "Plano" surfaced optics such as prisms, wedge prisms, windows, wafers, etalons, mirrors, light pipes, transmission & reference flats, and filters in a broad range of configurations & materials. We will work with you to meet your particular specifications.

Need a quick turnaround? Ariel's Expedited Deliveries available upon request at time of order.

Everyone at Ariel is continually focusing on effective/efficient processes for shorter lead times.

Our manufacturing capabilities allow us to produce components from .5mm to 500mm tolerances listed below. For special applications tighter tolerance can be held. (Configuration dependent)

GLASS QUALITY (na) ±0.001 ±0.0005   Melt Controlled  
DIMENSION (mm) ±0.10 ±0.025 ±0.010
SURFACE FLATNESS 1/2 wave 1/8 wave better than
1/20 wave
IRREGULARITY (fringe) 5 0.5 0.1
ANGLE TOLERENCE (TIA, arc min) 5 1 0.2
BEVELS (Max face width mm @ 45°) 1.0 0.5 No Bevel
SCRATCH - DIG 80/50 60/40 to 40/20 20/10 - 10/5

Shop Equipment

Ariel Optics is an experienced manufacturer of custom precision plano optics in quantities of 1 - 1000, with an average lead time of 2-3 weeks or less. We respond to demands of the competitive business climate offering expedited deliveries when needed and maintaining custom inventory for some long run components to insure our customers can meet or exceed MRP requirements. Establishing the appropriate Min/Max quantities for a project insures consistent productivity and increases your success, no down time due to missing optics.

3 - 52" GLASSMASTER continuous polisher

1 - 48" Spitfire

4 - Yoshikawa rotary surface grinders

3 - GLASSMASTER diamond saws

24 - Polishing spindles

6 - Nikon 6D autocollimators

1 - Wild Spectrometer

12" Zygo phase measuring interferometer

1 - 4" Zygo phase measuring interferometer
     with 4" - 6" Zygo beam converter

2 - Mantis stereo viewing system

1 - Moller- Wedel Elcomat collimator

2- #11 and #18 Blanchards Surface Grinders

4 - sets of PR1 Hoffmans