Supply Chain Optics


We Make What You Need.

Optical Assemblies

  • Designed from scratch
  • Reverse-engineered from customer-supplied samples
  • Objective lenses
  • Video lenses
  • Relay lenses
  • Scan lenses
  • Tube lenses
  • Machine vision lenses

Liquid Light Guides

  • 300-650nm UV-VIS type
  • For fluorescence microscopy
  • For UV curing
  • For visible LED light sources
  • 2mm to 8mm core

Chrome-On Glass

  • Reticles
  • Stage micrometers
  • Resolution targets
  • All kind of test targets


  • Ground glass type
  • Flashed opal type (Schott Opalika)
  • Milky Opal type (Spectrum S200)
  • Prismatic (Water White Crystal Pattern 73)


  • Pyrex, Quartz, and Sapphire step windows for spectroscopic probes
  • Zero-distortion windows for HD Cameras
  • Step windows for spectroscopic probes
  • Flatness down to λ/20. Parallelism to 1 arc-sec
  • Beam-steering wedges
  • Scratch-dig down to 0-0 for critical light scattering applications



  • Roof prisms with roof angle accuracy <2arc-sec

Interferometer-grade high-precision Retroreflectors

  • TWD λ/10 (producing straight, unbroken fringes) combined with <1arc-sec beam deviation


  • Plate beam-splitters
  • Cube beam-splitters


  • Metal-coated (Bare metal or with dielectric protective or enhancement layers) – including Aluminum, Silver, and Gold.
  • Dielectric-coated Mirrors, including high-reflectance IBS-coated type
  • Silicon (for scanners)
  • Zero-phase-shift and low-phase-shift mirrors for specialty laser applications.


  • Hard-Coated IBS Filters (long-pass, short-pass, band-pass, all Ion Beam Sputtered)
  • Metallic ND filters, including linear variable and circular variable neutral density
  • Absorbing ND filters
  • Absorbing color filters
  • Order-sorting filters consisting of two different substrates glued together side-by-side

FT-IR Optics

  • Sampling cell windows made from various IR materials
  • ATR (attenuated total reflection) prisms (Si, Ge, ZnSe, Cubic Zirconia)
  • Diamond-turned specialty lenses & ATR crystals
  • FTIR Beamsplitter & Compensator sets (CaF2, ZnSe)

Other IR Optics

  • Detector windows (Ge, ZnSe, Sapphire, MgF2, Sapphire, CaF2)
  • Lenses for thermal imaging
  • Gas Cell mirrors

TeraHertz Optics

  • High-resistivity Silicon lenses
Supply Chain OpticsConventional Polished Lenses

  • Spherical
  • Cylindrical
  • Rod
  • Cemented doublet (achromat)
  • Ball
  • Hemisphere
  • Hyper-hemisphere
  • Tiny lenses for endoscope applications
  • Cropped lenses (for cramming into tight spaces)

Aspheric Lenses

  • CNC-machined aspheric, for condensers: We can CNC machine virtually any glass, including fused silica.
  • Standard-molded aspheric, for condensers
  • Precision-molded aspheric, for laser collimating

Plastic Optics

  • Molded plastic lenses & windows
  • TIR lens for collimating LEDs
  • Precision-grade Fresnel lenses

Sapphire Optics

  • Windows, lenses, rods, lightguides
  • UV-grade (T>70% at 200nm, 10mm sample)
  • Raman grade sapphire (low Raman noise) for probe windows
  • C-axis orientation within 0.5º

Optical Coatings

  • Electron beam
  • Ion-Assisted Deposition (IAD)
  • Ion-Beam Sputtered (IBS)
  • Magnetron Sputtering (MS)
  • Hard-carbon (DLC)

Light-pipes, Waveguides, Homogenizers


  • Zero-order
  • Multiple-order
  • Achromatic
  • Cemented
  • Optically-contacted

Crystal Polarizers

  • Glan Taylor
  • Glan Laser
  • Glan Thompson
  • Wollaston
  • Rochon
  • Calcite and BBO

IR Polarizers

  • Wire grid
  • Holographic
  • Polyethylene, Ge, ZnSe, CaF2, BaF2 substrates.

Iris diaphragms

  • All steel & brass construction
  • Manually-actuated
  • Single set of blades or double set (for true zero aperture)

Microscope objectives

Cable assemblies for fiber optic sensors

Fiber collimators

Case Study: Optical Inspection Equipment Manufacturer

The Challenge: An Optical Inspection Equipment Manufacturer had been purchasing a lens assembly for $300 each from one our competitors, and they were looking to reduce their costs. Their existing vendor owned the design, and the Optical Inspection Equipment Manufacturer did not know the exact parameters or specifications.

The Solution: After receiving a sample from the Optical Inspection Equipment Manufacturer, we reverse engineered the lens assembly and created a computer model of the existing design.

The Result: While reviewing the customer’s application, we enhanced the design to improve performance and provide them with a 33% cost savings. What had been costing them $300 each, Supply Chain Optics is now able to provide the item at $200 each.