Sarah Locknar
Marketing Manager
Employee Introductions
This month, meet Marketing Manager, Dr. Sarah Locknar! After finishing a double major in Biology and Chemistry at Butler University, Sarah received her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University and joined the University of Vermont and then Biotek Instruments before coming to Omega about 12 years ago. As a multi-faceted member of the Omega team, Sarah's work in high-speed multispectral imaging for biomedical applications has led to several publications and grant proposals and an ongoing collaboration with the University of Vermont. Now, Sarah's guides Omega's marketing efforts with a customer-centric focus instilled by her deep technical experience and first-hand knowledge as an optical scientist.
By
Calvin Gooley

Scott Cohen
Business Development - Sales Engineer
Employee Introductions
This month in the blog, meet Scott Cohen- business development and sales engineer. He came to Omega about a year before COVID and quickly went to work going to tradeshows and learning all he could about the filter business. His hard work and enthusiasm are contagious. Based out of the Boston area, he is rarely "in the office" but is always just a phone call away with good advice or a helping hand.
By
Sarah Locknar

Strawberry Farm
Omega's contribution to remote crop-monitoring
Application Spotlights
In Vermont, we are very connected to where our food comes from. In our small towns, we interact directly with farmers every day. In this blog, learn how Omega is helping farmers go "high tech" to maximize output and minimize their costs.
By
Sarah Locknar

Sheetal Chanda
Director of Engineering
Employee Introductions
Employee Biographies
Employee Spotlight
Interview
This month in the blog, meet Sheetal Chanda! He started in the R&D department then moved to the High-Volume Production team to become the resident expert on the PARMS coating machines that produce most of our product. Now as Director of Engineering, he keeps the R&D innovations alive, helping new ideas move into the production environment. His calm, reliable presence helps keep Omega moving continually forward.
By
Sarah Locknar

Hannah Moss
Marketing Analyst
Employee Introductions
Employee Biographies
Interview
Employee Spotlight
Meet Hannah Moss, the recent college graduate who is always “living the dream”. Hannah started her journey here at Omega 2 years ago as an intern and is now a full-time marketing analyst. When she isn’t assisting sales or preparing for tradeshows you will find Hannah noise deep in data files. Hannah is known for her charismatic personality and her positive attitude. Read on to learn more about Hannah and what brought her here to the Omega team.
By
Sarah Locknar

thickness map from the ellipsometer
Ellipsometry at Omega
Application Spotlights
Manufacturing
We have learned in previous blog posts about the importance of knowing the refractive indices and thicknesses of the layers we are making. The interference, that makes our filters work, depends on it! Read on to learn how we keep our processes up to snuff using ellipsometry.
By
John Barton and Sarah Locknar

Laura Cutter
Sales Account Manager
Employee Introductions
Employee Biographies
Interview
Employee Spotlight
Please join us in giving a big round of applause to one of our key OEM sales account managers, Laura Cutter. Laura has done it all here at Omega, from running machines to helping customers find the perfect filter for their design. If you have a question about filters Laura is your gal! She has been at Omega for 28 years, longer than any other salesperson on our team. Anyone who has had the pleasure of working with her will tell you she is kind, driven, and always there to lend a helping hand. We couldn’t do it without you Laura!
By
Hannah Moss

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DianaWelch
Senior Production Planner
Employee Introductions
Employee Biographies
Employee Spotlight
Interview
This month we are shining a spotlight on Diana Welch, Senior Production Planner. As a long-term (36-years!) Omega employee, Diana has worked in many different departments which helps in her current planning role. She helps keep products moving quickly and efficiently throughout the factory and has seen Omega grow significantly through the years.
By
Sarah Locknar
bubbles
An introduction to n and k
Application Spotlights
Manufacturing
Learn more about what a material's refractive index is and why it is so important for thin-film filter designers. The "refractive index" value listed in reference books is not the whole story!
By
Sarah Locknar