The Omega Optical Blog
Submitted by slocknar on Wed, 10/20/2021 - 14:59
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
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

spotfield and wavefront images
Measuring wavefronts with a Shack-Hartmann sensor
Application Spotlights
Wavefronts
Manufacturing
In this final installment of "Making Waves" we will introduce the Shack-Hartmann sensor. Omega uses this to measure wavefront distortion in coated optics, but it is also integral to the field of adaptive optics. Read on to find out more!
By
Sarah Locknar

Patrick and a microscope
QA Manager
Employee Introductions
Employee Biographies
Employee Spotlight
Interview
Patrick has been our QA Manager for the past several years, leading us through several ISO audits and keeping our quality up to snuff. He has the final say on whether to ship parts and as our low return rates show, he does a great job!
By
Sarah Locknar

Filters and reflection
What Omega Optical Holdings stands for
News and Events
Manufacturing
Omega Optical Holdings is a growing company, currently made up of two divisions- Spectral Systems, infrared products division and Omega Optical, filter division. What unites us as we move forward is our set of common values- quality, collaboration, continuous improvement, integrity and employee growth.
By
Sarah Locknar

diagram of an interferometer
Measuring wavefronts with interferometry
Application Spotlights
Manufacturing
Wavefronts
You've learned what wavefront distortion is and how to specify it, but how's it measured anyway? In this 3rd Making Waves blog post, we introduce the first of two methods for measuring wavefront error - interferometry.
By
Sarah Locknar

Jennifer LoCascio
Human Resources Manager
Employee Introductions
Employee Biographies
Employee Spotlight
Interview
Jen has been leading the Human Resources department for many years, during several periods of expansion and our new acquisition of Spectral Systems. She is always ready to jump in to lend a helping hand or to give friendly advice. From recruiting to onboarding, Jen keeps Omega moving forward!
By
Sarah Locknar

5S Model Photonics
Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain
Application Spotlights
Manufacturing
Omega Optical proudly utilizes the 5S model in all means of production. From maintaining manufacturing machines to regularly cleaning and reorganizing our workspaces, the 5S model has continued to help us grow and evolve as a company. If you’re interested in learning more about the 5 steps - Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain - check out the full blog post and make sure to subscribe!
By
Ashley Rollend

wavefronts
How to Specify Wavefronts
Application Spotlights
Manufacturing
Wavefronts
Making Waves Part Two is here and you do not want to miss it! Unsure of how to specify wavefronts or tell your manufacturer what you need? Well then, this is the blog post for you! In this blog, we'll walk you through all the vital info you'll need and share a few helpful tips and tricks. You'll learn about defining your area, explaining the desired angles, and even go over P/V or RMS errors. Click here to read more!
By
Sarah Locknar

Steve
Our Application Engineer
Employee Introductions
Employee Biographies
Employee Spotlight
Interview
Nominated by the sales team and well-loved by all, this month we are spotlighting our genius Application Engineer, Stephen Washkevich. Stephen has been with the company for fourteen years and has been a vital asset in assisting our customers with their most technical questions. The projects he's worked on have been monumental to both our company and the world and we could not be more excited to share his interview with you today. Read on to learn more about Stephen!
By
Ashley Rollend