Founded in 1999, OptiGrate pioneered and successfully brought to market the innovative technology of volume Bragg grating based optical filters. OptiGrate’s full range of micro-optic components includes transmitting, reflecting and chirped volume Bragg gratings. The company offers volume Bragg gratings (VBGs) with the widest range of specifications and manufactures VBGs with efficiencies greater than 99.9%. OptiGrate also offers the narrowest linewidths, largest dimensions, lowest absorption, and other record parameters for their cutting-edge technology products that can be customized to meet customer-specific requirements. The unique micro‐optic components made by OptiGrate enable dramatic performance improvement of laser systems, vast miniaturization and cost reduction of analytical instruments and ultrafast lasers for medical, pharmaceutical, defense, nanotech and other applications.
Vertical integration of VBG manufacturing (including a photosensitive glass production area, a holographic area and a laser development facility) as well as superior ability to optimize photo-thermo-refractive (PTR) glass and VBG characteristics have allowed OptiGrate to become a reliable supplier of diffractive optical components for a large number of government contractors and industrial manufacturers. In 2017, OptiGrate has been acquired by IPG Photonics Corporation, a leader in high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers.