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Inrad Optics

2020 December OIDA Technology Showcase

01 - 03 December, 2020
In-person Event - Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC -05:00)

Inrad Optics

Precision Optics and Components

Manufacturing and Selection of Bent Crystal X-Ray Optics

The high quality of many synthetic crystals, coupled with state-of–the-art optical manufacturing has made applications involving toroidally shaped crystals practical.  Curved x-ray crystal optics are used for focusing and analyzing x-ray emissions.  Current applications include:

  • Element chemical surface analysis
  • Hot plasma diagnostics
  • Ultra-fast probing in materials

These crystal optics work by diffracting x-rays based on the Bragg angle referenced to the plane of the crystal.   Crystals can be oriented and fabricated to resolve a wide range of monochromatic x-ray lines.  By curving the crystal planes in two directions, to form a toroidal surface, focusing of the x-ray source is possible.  This session discusses the choice of crystal material, the optical fabrication steps, and the various applications in use today.



George Murray, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Inrad Optics

George Murray serves as Vice-President of Sales & Marketing of Inrad Optics based in New Jersey. Mr. Murray joined the Company as Sales Manager, West Region in 2010. Prior to joining Inrad Optics, he held increasingly responsible roles in applications engineering, product marketing, and sales management which included international sales territories. His broad knowledge of diamond turning, thin film coating, optical fabrication, and laser applications offers a valuable resource to customers looking for engineered photonic solutions and products. George holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration.




Company Profile

Inrad Optics improves the world’s safety, security and scientific understanding by transforming challenging requirements into optical realities. The company grows exceptional quality crystalline materials, manufactures high precision glass and metal optical components, and builds electro-optical devices used in lasers and other light-based systems.

Products include unique scintillator crystals for nuclear threat detection, bent crystal analyzers for plasma diagnostics, nonlinear crystal devices for ophthalmic laser surgery, and precision optics that help keep US military pilots safe.

Customers in the defense, aerospace, semiconductor, scientific, and metrology markets rely on Inrad Optic’s unparalleled optical materials expertise to solve design concerns and deliver flawless quality.

All R&D, engineering, and manufacturing operations are undertaken in our New Jersey facility by a talented and diverse workforce. Inrad Optics is ISO 9001:2015 certified and US State department DDTC registered.

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