PG&O® Provides Littrow Prisms for Laser Cavities & Other Optical Systems

PG&O offers a wide range of coated and uncoated Littrow prisms featuring 30- 60- and 90-degree angles.

August 21, 2013 - Santa Ana, CA - Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O - www.pgo.com), global experts in optical manufacturing, precision thin film coatings, and customized optical solutions, announces a line of Littrow dispersion prisms for laser cavities and other optical systems, such as spectrographs.


PG&O offers a wide range of coated and uncoated Littrow prisms featuring 30- 60- and 90-degree angles. Uncoated prisms are ideal for image (or light) dispersion because they can disperse white light into its spectral components. Coated Littrow prisms feature an anti-reflective coating on the surface opposite the 60-degree angle to provide a constant deviation prism. The coated prism is ideal for use in laser cavities and applications where it is critical to limit lasing to a specific wavelength. For a given wavelength, the refracted ray entering the prism travels normally to the reflectively-coated exit face, then back along its original path.

Littrow prisms from PG&O feature angular tolerance >1 arc second, surface quality of 10/5, surface accuracy λ/20, and dimensional tolerances ± .001 in. PG&O also offers high performance turnkey optical solutions, including precision and commercial components for a variety of applications. All precision thin film coatings are manufactured to MIL specs, including metal and dielectric mirrors, beamsplitters, filters, antireflection coatings, neutral density filters, transparent electro-conductive coatings, and other hard and dense optical coatings needed for high performance and durability. For more information about Littrow prisms and other optics for lasers, please visit: www.pgo.com

PRECISION GLASS & OPTICS - www.pgo.com - PG&O has delivered high quality, precision glass, optics, and optical coatings for a variety of applications for over 25 years. The company has an extremely large inventory of glass products and a full optical fabrication shop to provide advanced optical coatings and manufacturing large mirror blanks. Other services include CNC machining, polishing, slicing, sawing, scribing, grinding, edging, assembly, and more. With three large coating chambers, and an expert, in-house engineering staff, our cost-effective and reliable optics and advanced thin film coatings are ideal for military, aerospace, biomedical, imaging, laser, digital cinema, solar markets, and more.

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