News


Apr

20

2017
AOS is now hiring!

AOS is now hiring!

AOS is seeking to fill an Opto-Mechanical Engineer position.  Please see the career page for more details.


Oct

22

2016
Arizona Daily Star Mentions AOS

Arizona Daily Star Mentions AOS

Arizona Optical Systems was mentioned in an article about the Arizona Tech Council in the Arizona Daily Star in October of 2016. “I think it’s something that will end up being very positive for us,” said Valente, who was director of optical engineering and fabrication at the University of Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences for nearly 19 years before co-founding Arizona Optical Systems in 2009. While...

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Oct

23

2015
AOS has moved to our new facility for 2015.

AOS has moved to our new facility for 2015.

AOS News Flash October 23, 2015 The new facility on Houghton Road just north of Drexel is more than three times larger than the former AOS building. The new facility was vacant for several months and AOS took advantage of the nearly empty space to install power, lighting, and clean areas, all custom built to suit our project requirements. The real perks will become clear...

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Nov

21

2014
AOS developing future engineers

AOS developing future engineers

Northern Illinois University recognizes the accomplishments of students participating in Internships and Co-ops. Among these students is our intern Alex Oberman. Please click here to read the full text of the story.


Nov

02

2014
Arizona Daily Star Features AOS

Arizona Daily Star Features AOS

Arizona Optical Systems was featured in the Arizona Daily Star in November of 2014. In less than six years, Martin Valente and Jim Burge have gone from working part time in a backyard workshop to moving 22 employees into a 30,000-square-foot optics manufacturing and research facility. The reason, says Valente, the firm’s president, is simple: “There is no one in the world who can measure...

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Sep

16

2014
AOS to Manufacture Aspheric Corrector Lenses for DESI

AOS to Manufacture Aspheric Corrector Lenses for DESI

Arizona Optical Systems LLC selected to manufacture and test 850mm diameter aspheric corrector lenses for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) project. http://desi.lbl.gov/ The Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak Observatory near Tucson is slated for a new study to measure the expansion of the universe. This will be accomplished through a 4 year survey, beginning in 2018, to produce the most detailed 3D model...

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Sep

03

2014
AOS potential recognized on Optics.org

AOS potential recognized on Optics.org

Tucson start-up aims for top-tier ranking Arizona Optical looking to expand again soon as demand for its giant, high-precision optics builds. by Ford Burkhart “Optics Valley” is Tucson’s nickname for good reason. Here they can fabricate a huge lens or mirrors for the biggest projects in the world. It’s where a start-up called Arizona Optical Systems (AOS) could leap from a garage-scale operation to a...

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