Inrad Optics

We improve the world’s safety, security and scientific understanding by transforming challenging requirements into optical realities.

Inrad Optics is one of the photonics industry's seminal crystalline products companies. Since 1973, we have built a reputation on our ability to grow and fabricate crystalline materials to exceptional quality levels. Today, we are a vertically-integrated photonics manufacturer offering:

  • X-ray imaging monochromators
  • Transmission flats and optical windows
  • Aspheric and parabolic metal mirrors
  • Customized optical components for OEM production
  • Electro-optical and opto-mechanical assemblies
  • Fast neutron detection scintillators

Our components and photonics devices play a critical role in a variety of aerospace and defense, process control and metrology, laser and scientific research applications.

Advanced Manufacturing. We specialize in applying advanced manufacturing techniques to crystal, glass and metal materials. Our manufacturing competencies include:

  • High accuracy crystal orientation
  • Freeform grinding and polishing
  • Single point diamond turning
  • Thin film coating deposition
  • Optical systems assembly
  • In-process metrology and functional testing

Design Support. While we routinely manufacture build-to-print optics, our engineering team can also offer valuable design help. Our design expertise includes:

  • Design for manufacturability
  • Electro-optic integration
  • Opto-mechanical support
  • Tooling and fixture design

Made in the USA, Available Worldwide. All of our engineering and manufacturing operations take place in the United States. From our facility in Northvale, NJ, we serve a global customer base of technology firms, research universities, and governments. Prominent among our customers are United States military organizations and the National Laboratories.