About Our Company

Aperture Optical Sciences

We design, develop and manufacture optics for satellite imaging and communications, aspheric mirrors for high energy lasers, and specialize in the use of Silicon Carbide materials for extreme performance applications.

AOS optics are deployed around the world in aerospace imaging systems, industrial scanners, research facilities using advanced lasers, and remote sensing applications.

  Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence

Innovation at AOS is a collaborative process integrating applications, methods, and technology

Our customers are researchers, product developers & technologists. We add value by providing rare expertise in robotic optical fabrication, design for manufacturability and assembly, and verifying product performance using optical metrology.

We are an independent US-owned corporation located in Central Connecticut with partners in Europe and Asia. The name comes from the term “Aperture”, an opening enabling the passage of light, and symbolizes what we provide our customers and employees–a pathway for new ideas and creative solutions using light.

AOS products can be found in:

  • Low Earth Orbit Satellites
  • Petawatt lasers
  • Particle Accelerators
  • Automotive LIDAR
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment

Customer Support

At AOS, we want to be not only expert technologists, but the type of company you enjoy doing business with.

We take Customer Care seriously, because it is the underlying foundation of our client relationships. We want your experience with AOS to be pleasant and efficient. We want you to have confidence that we will provide you with the highest quality products and services. We believe in open, accessible communication with our customers to provide a unique collaborative relationship.

Support Services

To achieve our Customer Care goals, we strive to provide:

  • Accessible, secure online storage of project & quality data
  • Friendly support and service
  • Project Schedules
  • Online video meeting access
  • Comprehensive logistics support for visits to AOS with discounted hotel rate

Our Core Values

We strive to conduct ourselves with Honesty, Passion, Courage, Enthusiasm, and Pride. Our core values describe why we are here and define the impact we wish to have on those around us and the legacy we leave behind.


We work to have a positive impact on our future and to improve the quality of life for those around us.


We create to express our potential, explore ideas, to find what is hidden and undeveloped.


We responsibly use the time and resources we are given – to make the most of what we have and to develop our resources to their fullest potential.


We serve our customers in partnership– to share in their ambitions and to enable their fullest success.


We regard each other with respect and humility to enable others to be successful as they in turn do the same for us.


We believe diversity and inclusion empowers us and provides essential ingredients for creative solutions and innovation. We believe in creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can thrive and can find equal access to opportunities that allow them to grow and advance.


We value our differences and find ways to positively challenge and encourage each other to expand our horizons and potential.


Our combined efforts will result in a great place to work where people are valued and inspired to become the best they can be, where innovation and productivity thrive, and quality is built into our work at all levels.