Below is a list of our publications. If you have questions please contact us.


Understanding Optical Telescope Specifications for Imaging Applications

This presentation addresses smallsat telescope optical parameters, how to establish their values and the trade-offs between common telescope design forms. An example will be provided incorporating considerations of telescope material selection and thermal environment to tie optical parameters to imaging metrics.

Zero-Expansion Ceramic Mirrors

Ceramic Materials enable mirrors with greater durability and resistance to mechanical and thermal loading than glass. This application notes provides you with all you need to know about Cordierite materials for optics.

Advantages of the parallel configuration OAP

The typical image that comes to mind when thinking about off-axis parabolas is the wedged-configuration mirror section cut out of a larger parent parabola. However, independently fabricated parallel configurations provide advantages in both cost and performance. This article explores why you should consider the parallel configuration first.

AOS Technical Note: Coatings for OAPs

This publication summarizes the coatings AOS offers for its off-axis parabola products.

AOS Technical Note: Specifying Wavefront or Surface Error in Aspheres

Learn why its important to specify optical quality by the reflected wavefront error instead of surface error in this AOS optics training Applications Note.

Correlation of mid-spatial features to image performance in Aspheric Mirrors

Presented at SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego CA, June 2013

Aspheric Finishing of Glass and SiC Optics

Presented at OSA Optical Fabrication and Test, Monterey CA, June 2012

Fabrication of SiC Aspheric Mirrors (with low mid-spatial error)

Presented at SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego CA, June 2012

SBIR-STTIR Success Story

30 Inch Mirror Delivered to United States Air Force, October 2010

Fun Facts about Pitch

SPIE Conference on Optical Manufacturing and Testing III, Denver CO, July 1999

Filters for Dual Band Imagers

SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, April 2009

Dual Band Anti-Reflection Coatings for the Infrared

SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, February 2008