Company Integrated Design Tools, Inc. (IDT) works more than 40 years in areas of automobile safety, defense, scientific and medical researches, and also in various areas of the industry. The company is engaged in production of the rapid production chambers for various branches of production and scientific researches. The systems of machine vision created on the basis of the IDT cameras found broad application for monitoring of operation of conveyors and product lines around the world. 
IDT specializes in production of the following inventory: 
- High-speed chambers
- High-res chambers 
- Multispectral chambers
As requirements of application programs can differ very significantly, systems are offered in a basic configuration. As a matter of convenience customers the firm offers a set of accessories which contains all inventory necessary for practical application: the complete choice of lenses, illuminants, supports, etc. for work in almost any situations and practically in all industries.

We are world-renowned for our custom and off-the-shelf precision optics and interference filters. For more than 26 years scientists and engineers from all parts of the world have relied on Custom Scientific optical components in their astronomy, microscopy, imaging, spectroscopic, laser, and instrumentation systems.

In 1990, research astronomers started coming to us to obtain high-performance, high-precision  telescope filters and optics. This was driven in part by the emergence of CCD imaging. At that time it was only large research institutions that could afford the $200,000 + costs associated with custom-building of such large format, digital cameras. Over many years, we perfected our skills and techniques in designing and manufacturing filters that are optimized to function with CCD cameras. 

In the mid and late 1990's, as the costs of off-the-shelf CCD cameras dramatically declined so that amateur astronomers could own them, too, we found that those amateur astronomers were also coming to us to obtain high quality filters, just as their researcher "cousins" did. In response to that, we developed and stocked a series of commonly used filters. Although such filters when built for a research astronomer could cost thousands of dollars, by mass production techniques and minor changes in design we were able to lower prices often by more than half.

Scientists and engineers around the world rely on our expertise in optical system instrumentation for their astronomy, microscopy, high-performance imaging and spectroscopy. Optical filters for imaging is one of our specialties.

Our interference filters range from the vacuum UV, include the visible and encompass the far IR. Bandwidths can be as narrow as one Angstrom. Sizes range from four millimeters in diameter to 12 inches square. The transmission spectrum for each filter is shipped with the filter as a graphical printout and sent by e-mail as an ascii file for no additional charge.

Our custom-machined optics include large and small lenses, singlets and assemblies, mirrors, windows, and prisms. We can do flat and curved surfaces including spheres, paraboloids, and hyperboloids. They may be coated or uncoated.

You can tell us what you are trying to do and we would suggest the most cost-effective options that would meet your needs.

Andover Corporation was established in 1976 with the purpose of designing and manufacturing high-quality optical filters and coatings. Over the years as the company has grown, the focus has remained on quality. Our current facility spans 44,000 square feet on 17 acres of land in Salem, NH.

Our facility is custom-designed and state-of-the-art, and includes automated coating, glass polishing, and fabrication equipment. Our testing capabilities are extensive, including both automated spectrophotometers for broadband spectral measurements, and ultra-high-resolution spectrophotometers for narrowband measurements. Our optical metrology lab features a custom-designed, computer-controlled tunable interferometer to measure transmitted wavefronts beyond the capabilities of a traditional laser interferometer.

We manufacture filters and coatings for a wide variety of applications, including medical instrumentation, fluorescence studies, machine vision, agricultural imaging, ground-based and space-borne astronomical observation, telecommunications, military and civilian surveillance systems, and defense targeting systems.

Asahi has developed photonics tools for over 45 years, and now provides state-of-the-art optical filters and instruments to overseas customers.

ASC has been developing a vacuum deposition technology such as ion assisted deposition (IAD) and ion beam sputtering (IBS) , which achieve hard coating, excellent durability for environment (humidity, low or high temperature, thermal shock or vacuum) and stability of spectral performance. By now our optical filters have contributed in various markets such as astronomy, semiconductor, biotechnology, education and so on.

Nowadays, customer requirements are becoming more complicated as optical innovation advances, and most requirements can not be satisfied by just optical filter technology. So we have been trying to expand our field to optical instruments based on our 40 years accumulated optical know-how as you can see how professional our optical instruments are.

Our integrated manufacturing process by both filter and instrument specialists is the most competitive advantage against "other only-optical-filter makers".

We are passionate about contributing to the development of optical industries and progress of sciences with our cutting-edge technology.

Here at Astrodon, we make the best performing, most durable  filters for astrophotography and research. 

For astrophotography, our LRGB filters simplify imaging by allowing you to take one exposure time for each color, only one corresponding dark exposure time and nearly equal color combine weights in post-processing.  The resulting color balance is superb, which is why so many of the top imagers now use Astrodon LRGB filters. With our designs, we've eliminated halos around bright stars that detract from the beauty of your galaxy or nebula.

Our NARROWBAND filters set the highest, consistent performance level, and are spectrally narrower than most other filters, leading to the best contrast and faintest structures in your nebula. We put our performance guarantee of >90%T at the emission line on every box.

Our UVBRI and Sloan PHOTOMETRIC filters are 100%-coated using no colored glass for long-term durability that is so critical for consistent, long-term research. They have the highest throughputs available for better signals and fainter objects.  They are becoming widely accepted in professional observatories  in sizes up to 150 mm. Some of these larger filters are used on the famous Palomar 200" telescope, at the MacDonald Observatory, Las Cumbres Observatory of Global Telescopes, AAVSO and universities and research organizations worldwide.

All Astrodon astrophotography filters are manufactured in the U.S. with superb quality control using 100% hard-oxide sputtered coatings.  You pay extra for Astrodon filters because you expect and receive all the benefits that our highest performance and great durability provides.   You have invested considerable time and money in your telescope system.  Filters are a critical part of your system. They are the "spark plugs" that make the "engine" go.  Step up to Astrodons and see the difference yourself.  Sloan (SDSS) filters that all have the highest throughputs available anywhere, along with great durability so important for long-term, consistent research. 

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, which is headquartered in Paris, France, has operations in 66 countries with nearly 170,000 employees, 3100 researches and 8 main R&D centers.
Saint-Gobain Crystals is a business unit within Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials sector, which has over 200 manufacturing facilities in in 45 countries with nearly 27,000 employees.
Saint-Gobain Crystals has 6 manufacturing facilities in 3 countries and nearly 460 employees.
Our portfolio of high performance, high reliability products ranges from large sapphire sheets, tubes, rods and other sapphire complex shapes to GaN substrates, X-ray monochromator crystals and Garnet substrates to scintillation materials and assemblies used in radiation detection and measurement.
Our products are used in a broad spectrum of applications including medical imaging, oil exploration, health physics, security and safeguards, aerospace & defense systems, semiconductor equipment, optics, LED lighting, medical instrumentation, industrial applications, research and X-ray spectrometry and astrophysics.

For more than 25 years, Allied Vision has helped people see the bigger picture to achieve their goals

We believe knowledge is power and always strive to deliver valuable insight with our technology and expertise. From raising production standards to detecting disease faster or simply knowing who crossed the finish line first, we know that precision and truth are vital factors in every situation, which is why we focus on what counts.

We deliver camera solutions for industrial inspection, medical and scientific imaging, traffic monitoring and many more applications, but we know that every project is unique and has its own technical challenges.

This is why we ask the right questions so that we tailor solutions to our customers’ individual needs and provide support where it matters most. We have a sharp eye for the things that count and an inquisitive one for things we cannot see.

Kuraray's history is filled with episodes of struggle as we took up the challenge of new business ahead of the rest of the world, beginning with our commercialization of rayon in 1926, followed by KURALON, CLARINO, poval, EVAL, isoprene, and GENESTAR. In the age of turmoil spanning the period of 83 years straddling World War II, we nurtured the Kuraray corporate culture by venturing to create business with a high social value utilizing original technology. This corporate culture is imbued with the idea of social responsibility, which motivates us to "contribute to the world and individual well-being through actions that others are unable to produce".

Kuraray Plastic Imaging Fibers can transfer images to other side. Our Plastic Imaging Fibers are much more flexible and resistant to breakage than glass fibers.

Princeton Instruments (PI) designs and manufactures high-performance CCD, ICCD, EMCCD, emICCD, and InGaAs cameras; spectrographs; and optics-based solutions for the scientific research, industrial imaging, and OEM communities. We take pride in partnering with our customers to solve their most challenging problems in unique, innovative ways.

Princeton Instruments provides state-of-the-art CCD, ICCD, EMCCD, emICCD, X-Ray and InGaAs cameras; spectrometers; spectrographs; imaging systems; optics and coatings that are key to the success of your application.

Princeton Instruments products are used in a variety of imaging applications including astronomy, Bose-Einstein condensate, combustion, nanotechnology and dynamic neutron radiography, to name a few.

BIRGER Engineering, Inc. was founded by Eric Vidding in 1999. Eric Vidding has graduated from the school of engineering and applied science at the University of Pennsylvania. Vidding is an amateur photographer who is interested in machine vision. Prior to company founding Vidding worked at Polaroid as ASIC designer in the department of consumer digital cameras and as an equipment test engineer at IBM Essex Junction.
BIRGER was founded as an engineering consulting company specializing in the implementation of machine vision and compression algorithms. Since then the company has become a manufacturer of proprietary products. BIRGER manufactures lens control systems, remote and automatic control systems both for consumer and professional cameras; these systems are used in robotics, machine vision, broadcasting, security and video monitoring. Products are designed and manufactured in the company's headquarters in Boston.

 Amphenol is one of the largest companies designing, producing and supplying electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems and coaxial and flat ribbon cables. Amphenol products are used in fast growing sectors of telephony, wireless communications and data transfer systems, cable television, both civilian and military avionics, in automotive and transport industry, and in industrial automation systems. Amphenol is a global manufacturer which uses the most advanced technologies throughout the world.  Amphenol has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Vertically integrated divisions perform the whole complex of technological activities, from the preliminary product design to final manufacturing and assembly. All divisions are certified according to the highest quality standards of the ISO9000 series.

SIGMAKOKI offers a wide range of optical elements made possible by advanced production technologies and extensive experience of company specialists in the field of optoelectronics. High-precision polishing of optical products and high quality coatings allow SIGMAKOKI to occupy a leading position in its market segment.

FLI delivers worldwide cameras for X-ray systems, spectrographs, DNA research, astronomy and aerospace research and wide range of other applications. FINGER LAKES INSTRUMENTATION employs a talented group of mechanics, optics, electrical and software engineers.

ProxiVision GmbH is a manufacturer, supplier and provider of high quality electro-optical components and detectors: ballistic missile early warning systems, monitoring instruments, image amplifiers.

A full range of Thorlabs fiber optics.

Agiltron Incorporated (USA) is a developer of mass market optical components and systems. Agiltron occupies a leading position as a producer of: fiber optic switches, adjustable optical attenuators, high power optical components and tools for controlling polarization and delays.
In the manufacturing of Agiltron products more than 40 patent protected technologies are used. Vertically integrated Agiltron production includes the production of materials, manufacturing lines for mass production of precision components, intelligent electronic control systems, and allows to create a wide range of fiber optic products.

NKT Photonics is a leading manufacturer of high performance fiber lasers and fiber optic photonic crystals. These products are used in imaging, power industry and material processing. The company produces OCT imaging systems, pulse lasers, ultra low noise DFB fiber lasers and a wide range of special fibers. NKT Photonics is located in Denmark and delivers its products globally.

 PCO is one of the leading manufacturers of scientific cameras. A wide range of special video systems is the result of technical problem solving and own know-how. Reliable operation of our cameras is guaranteed by our advanced technologies, high standards of production and strict quality control. 

Founded in 1966 COHERENT Inc. is one of the world leading suppliers of lasers and laser equipment for scientific, commercial and industrial companies operating in the most diverse and demanding markets.

Since 1942 Edmund Optics is one of the leading suppliers of optics and optical components for industry and science; the company designs and produces a wide range of lenses, lens coating, mirrors, imaging systems, mechanooptical equipment, lasers, measuring and analytical equipment.
Products made by Edmund Optics successfully works in various industry fields for many years: manufacture of semiconductors, metrology, medical instruments and telecommunications; the products are also used as equipment in modern scientific laboratories.

Originally a supplier of optics and other science items for hobbyist and educational use, EO refocused on industrial optics during the mid-1980s when market analysis showed that demand for its educational items had peaked. Since that time the company has become well known as a catalog based distributor of industrial optics and related products, as well as a source for much more - including application integration, custom lens and coating design, and OEM services.

Along with our Arizona research & design center, we are a worldwide presence in industrial optics extending well beyond our original manufacturing plant and corporate headquarters in Barrington, New Jersey. Our expanding international presence includes sales offices, procurement offices, manufacturing facilities, or representatives, in: Japan, China, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Singapore, South Korea, Israel, and Switzerland.

EO's engineers are uniquely qualified to provide a variety of application integration services to our customers and can create ideal solutions for your optical challenges by integrating products from our broad off-the-shelf inventory. When immediate use of off-the-shelf products is not possible, EO's engineers can often modify existing products, using our extensive manufacturing resources to create products that meet unique customer needs. Along with our ability to design and manufacture a wide variety of optics and components, EO can manufacture Opto-Electronic and Opto-Mechanical subassemblies to meet our customers' demanding requirements.