Precision Optics & Optical Assemblies from
The Asphere Company
Since our founding in 1926, Tinsley Laboratories has been known as the established
leader in the design and manufacture on not only precision optical components
(mirrors, lenses, windows, gratings, etc.) and also assemblies and sub-assemblies.
We are a customer-focused team that relies on process-focused and highly
engineered solutions to meet your most challenging needs and environments.
When others say “it cannot be done”, we likely already have a solution, or
if not, we can create a solution for you.
We offer customer the full range of solutions:
one-of-a-kind and path-finding prototypes, to full rate production for high
volume manufacturing, for individual optics and assemblies.
As one of three
facilities of L-3 Communications’ Integrated Optical Systems or IOS, beyond
our own organic engineering and design expertise, we have ready access to
many of the best and brightest minds in the business at our sister facilities
of SSG and Brashear. Tinsley seeks to “meet our customers at your
point of need: component optics through EO/IR subsystems, from Build-to-Print
to Design-for-Specification” or anywhere in between.
Affordable, On-Time Precision for our Markets
Semiconductor – providing
design-to-specification inspection and metrology sub-systems as well as component
optics for more than 16 years, we cover optics for defect inspection and
metrology for EUV, DUV, UV and visible applications, as well as free space
and laser communications. Our customers have come to understand our Computer
Controlled Optical Surfacing (CCOS) allows them to achieve optical performance
that is truly world class. Read more here.
Commercial & Industrial –
ranging from non-imaging solutions for display technologies such as laser
annealing to precision imaging for machine vision, we offer a wide range
of electro-optical and opto-mechanical solutions in a concurrent engineering
(CE) and integrated product development team (IPT) approach. Additionally,
we are skilled at Design-to-Cost, and help our Customers leverage financial
resources to have the optimal impact. Read more here.
Defense & Security -“…
Offering Visible Quality Mirrors at IR Prices…” Providing design-to-specification
and build-to-print sub-systems since our founding, we has extensive experience
in all manner of spherical, aspherical, on-axis, off-axis lens, objective
and mirror-based systems for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance,
as well as targeting applications from UV-VIS-IR as well as multispectral
and hyperspectral imaging and non-imaging systems. We offer single point
diamond turned (SPDT) and post-polished mirrors and lenses, as well as at-wavelength,
under vacuum transmission testing, plus complex assembly using our snap together
technologies and engineering expertise. Read more here.
Space - providing
design-to-specification and build-to-print component optics and sub-assemblies
to Commercial and Civil space for decades, we have demonstrated our expertise
on such important science missions as the James Webb Space Telescope and
the Hubble Space Telescope, where on both of these missions we have provided
most of the flight science instrument optics. Our expertise has been demonstrated
in metal optics (Beryllium, Aluminum, Silicon), Silicon Carbide, as well
as ultra-lightweighted space and airborne flight optics designed and fabricated
from ultra-low expansion glass and glass ceramics. We offer focusable, narrow-beam,
ion beam figuring (IBF) and MRF. Read more here.
Ground Astronomy – providing
high precision field correctors for survey telescopes, to component optics
for instruments, to optical fabrication specialized for ground astronomy
applications including our unique Stress Mirror Polishing (SMP) which allows
the fastest possible realization of large glass performs ready for final
optical figuring using traditional tools such as IBF. Read more here.
Fusion & Directed Energy – providing our US and International laser
fusion customers with thousands of component optics for inertial confinement
fusion and fundamental science research, Tinsley has delivered refractive
elements that have seen the highest transmissive fluence of any optic. Additionally,
we provide optical fabrication of Directed Energy optics that are integrated
into Brashear’s Directed Energy systems. Read more here.
R&D and Specialty Optics –
providing optics and subassemblies for laboratory test equipment
and special science projects, we provide expert engineering and manufacturing
excellence to our customers.
at Your Point of Need”.