Inrad Optics was recently honored with a 2015 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award in the “Optical Components Category” for its stilbene crystals for neutron detection. The award recognizes outstanding companies that have made major contributions to advancing the field of optics and photonics through recently launched products and services.

Stilbene is a unique crystal that emits lights in the presence of nuclear materials. Together with light sensors such as photomultiplier tubes and photon counting modules, this valuable scintillation crystal can be used as an alarm system to detect nuclear radiation. Applications include physics research, nuclear facility monitoring, and critical security and defense initiatives, for example, large area scanning of vehicles and containers at international ports.

Off-axis aspheric and parabolic mirrors (OAPs) are useful for collimating or focusing a light path when one must avoid interfering with or obscuring the incoming beam. Many optical systems use this simple approach to minimize their footprint as the light path can be folded while maintaining beam integrity. Inrad Optics has perfected the production of light-weighted metal mirrors made from aluminum, beryllium, and a variety of metal matrix materials.

Obtaining high-quality interferometer transmission flats is now as easy as a few mouse clicks, thanks to our new online configuration and ordering tool. You can fully configure and buy industry-standard 4-, 6- and 12-inch transmission flats.

The pace of new x-ray imaging developments has recently intensified, thanks to improvements in the manufacturing quality and precision of our x-ray monochromators.

Examples of the most recent x-ray optics breakthroughs include:

  • Stigmatic x-ray imaging with magnification.
  • Log-spiral monochromators using Bragg reflection and transmission geometries as well as single-point-diamond-turned (SPDT) backings.
  • New off-axis asphere monochromators that improve spatial resolution in exploding laser-fusion targets.