The Omega Optical Blog
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

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

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

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

IanBarrett
Our Production Manager for Specialized Coatings
Employee Introductions
Employee Biographies
Interview
Employee Spotlight
This month Omega is pleased to spotlight one of our finest team players Ian Barrett. Ian was nominated by Production Director Terry Finnell who said in his nomination “Ian is a rock star”. For those of you who don’t know him, Ian is the production manager for specialized coatings and has been with Omega for almost 17 years. Ian loves solving complex issues and is always willing to lend a helping hand to his fellow teammates when they need it. Ian takes great pride in what he does, there is no question about it Ian “is a rock star”!
By
Hannah Moss

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