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Blue Ridge Optics

Blue Ridge Optics is a fully integrated manufacturer of precision laser optics, crystals and thin film coatings, backed by over 35 years of experience. From low volume research & development to high volume production, our laser optics shop can offer build to print or off the shelf turn-key laser optics solutions.

The optical fabrication shop includes advanced CNC machines for lens fabrication and shaping as well as QED MRF finishing. Our metrology laboratory includes the industries most advanced measurement devices capable of measuring all optical parameters including sub micron surface mapping and sub angstrom profiling.

The thin film coating laboratory contains multiple deposition chambers equipped with the industry’s highest precision vacuum and monitoring technology. Deposition technology includes Advanced Plasma, Electron Beam, Ion Assist, Ion Beam Sputtering and Thermal Resistance. Our in house designed state-of-the art thin film coatings can be applied for wavelengths ranging from 160 to 15,000 nm (UV-MWIR) and dimensions ranging from 0.1 to 450 mm (Blue Ridge Optics or customer furnished materials).

All operations are conducted using an advanced DFARS compliant network and ERP system with advanced cybersecurity controls and monitoring. Private secure transfers are available for highly sensitive and classified information. Blue Ridge Optics is an ISO 9001 registered company.


Type of Optics Domes/Windows, Large optics (>300mm), Plano, Prototypes, Sphere, Transmitted wavefront

Services Coating, Contract Manufacturing, Grinding, Metrology, Polishing, Prototypes

Materials Ceramics, Crystals, Glasses, IR, UV, Visibles

Research Interests MRF

1617 Longwood Ave.
Bedford VA 24523



Justin Siehien
General Manager

Eric Schrock


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