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News announcement about what is happening in 2018 for OPG

For the last three years Optical Perspectives Group, LLC (OPG) had a licensing agreement with Trioptics-USA to manufacture and sell OPG products exclusively world-wide.

Optical Perspectives Group, LLC (OPG) and Trioptics-USA mutually decide to end licensing agreement

Toward the end of last year it was becoming clear that this arrangement was not in the best interest of either group because we were selling our products into different markets.

We mutually decided to end the agreement as of December 31, 2017.

From now on Optical Perspectives will manufacture and sell OPG products world-wide directly and through its own network of independent sales people.

OPG feels this is the best way to support our customer base and to provide applications support for our products.

Exciting new ways to use PSM with custom CGH

We are particularly excited about using the Point Source Microscope (PSM) along with custom Computer Generated Holograms (CGH) for the precision alignment of optical systems and the calibration of machine tools and automation equipment.

More information about OPG products and their applications

Case Studies & Testimonials

  • How small can the PSM be used for centering on a cylindrical axis?

    The PSM is an ideal tool for finding the center of curvature of a ball or the axis of a cylinder. The question is for how small a ball or cylinder can the PSM do this?

    The smallest article that was readily available was a piece of monofilament 8 pound test fishing line that was 290 μm in diameter. There was no problem finding the axis of the fishline, and separating the Cat’s eye reflection from the surface from the confocal reflection of the axis. The experiment was done with a 5x objective, and the result would have been even more definitive using a 10x objective.

  • Why is proper alignment so important?

    Here is a case of a very happy customer due to better optics.

    A few days ago an astronomer friend of mine commented that he had gotten the optics of his telescope improved and the improvement reduced the time it took to get data by a factor of 3. For an astronomer this is a dramatic improvement since observing time on large telescopes can cost thousands of dollars an hour.

    My friend did not say how the optics had been improved, but the important point is that better optics, whether due to figure errors, mounting or alignment mean more productive optics. I generally think of better optics as a better product leaving the manufacturing facility without thinking about how much the better optics mean to the productivity of the customer.