Arizona Optical Systems will be exhibiting at the upcoming SPIE Photonics West conference, taking place in San Francisco, CA from January 30 to February 1, 2018. This will be our first time exhibiting, and we are eager to showcase our metrology capabilities with conference attendees. AOS has significant expertise in developing custom metrology solutions for some of the optics industry’s most demanding applications, including the...
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Congresswoman Martha McSally holds Town Hall at 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...
Arizona Optical Systems hosted the newly merged Arizona Tech Council.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...