PG&O providing custom optical filters for PRP avionics displays

Feb. 9, 2011
Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) announces the design and development of custom optical filters for PRP Optoelectronics' avionics displays.

Santa Ana, CA--Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O), manufacturer of optical and precision thin-film coatings, announces the design and development of custom optical filters for PRP Optoelectronics (Towcester, England), an independent manufacturer of LED-based display technology and a manufacturer of custom optoelectronic modules and microelectronics for avionics, military, law enforcement, instrumentation, thermal imaging, optical systems, printing, automotive, telecommunications, medical, scientific, and more. PG&O is providing precision narrow-cone-angle optical filters for PRP's custom avionics displays.

The specialized thin-film filters designed by PG&O are integrated into PRP Optoelectronics' avionics displays to modify the viewing angle and eliminate unwanted stray light that would otherwise distract the pilot(s) and cockpit crew. The new optical coatings' operational wavelengths and angle requirements are customized for sensitivity to nighttime lighting. The precision thin film filters make it easier for the pilot to read the altimeter, the air speed indicator display, etc., in all lighting conditions, even at night. This advanced technology resolves what has formerly been a very serious challenge in military and commercial cockpit display/lighting ergonomics.

Precision Glass & Optics says it provides high-performance optical components and thin-film coatings for the most demanding tasks. The company also houses an extensive glass inventory and can provide quick turnaround on a large variety of glass and thin film coated optical materials, from square, rectangular, and/or circular parts, to complex shapes and all types of precision optical prisms. In addition to optical coatings, the in-house facility has state-of-the-art glass fabrication equipment, including grinding, polishing, machining, scribing, engraving, CNC, and assembly. These can either be customized to exact specifications or shipped from in-stock items, within a 48-hour turn around, for time-critical projects.

SOURCE: Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O);

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Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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