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Press Release - Perkins Precision Expanded Capabilities Enable Growth   (0000-00-00)

Longmont, CO, July 10, 2014 – Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) is pleased to announce the hiring of Emily Kubacki as Director of Sales and Marketing. Ms. Kubacki will be responsible for technical sales and account management for all international and U.S. based customers of the Colorado based manufacturing facility.

Ms. Kubacki brings to PPD over 20 years of experience in the engineering, selling and marketing of optical components. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Engineering and has lived in Colorado with her husband and three children since 2006.

Says Jay Perkins, owner and CEO: “Emily will be a great asset to PPD and we are very excited that she has joined our team. With her experience and skills, we will be able to better serve our existing customers as well as reach out to new ones. Emily brings both leadership and technical application knowledge that we have been looking for.”

PPD recently added ion-beam-sputtering (IBS) coating capability to its 7,000 square feet production facility in order to develop new markets and increase business with its current customer base. In order to support this growth, Perkins is also in the process of hiring additional technicians in the coating, quality control and fabrication departments.

About Perkins Precision

PPD provides custom laser optics and optical substrate fabrication using advanced manufacturing techniques and with an emphasis on consistency, quality and customer service. Target applications include semi-conductor test and inspection equipment, high energy laser systems, material processing, medical instrumentation, telecommunications, aerospace, security and defense. For more information contact:

Emily Kubacki
Director of Sales & Marketing
Perkins Precision Developments
Phone: 970-785-2706
E-mail: sales@perkinsprecision.com

Perkins Precision Now Offers High Energy Beam Splitter Cubes (2015)   (0000-00-00)
Longmont, CO, November 23, 2015 – Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) is pleased to announce that they are now able to offer adhesive-free, precision beamsplitter cubes for high power laser applications in the visible and near-infrared.
PPD recently developed an adhesive free optical assembly process as an alternative to existing epoxy based techniques specifically for those photonics applications where outgassing and laser damage threshold are primary concerns. Utilizing this process along with their ion-beam-sputtering (IBS) coating capability and advanced manufacturing, PPD is now able to offer high-precision polarizing and non-polarizing prism assemblies with high transmission, high extinction ratio and λ/10 wavefront quality.
PPD’s custom high-energy beam splitter cubes are currently available for single and narrow-band laser wavelengths from 355nm to 2000nm and in sizes from 3 x 3 mm3 to 15 x 15 mm3.

PPD 2021 Q2 Update - High LDT Laser Mirrors And Polarizers   (0000-00-00)

During the last year, PPD has worked on tweaking our coating, polishing and cleaning methods to increase the laser damage threshold of all our components.  Repeat data confirms consistent levels for HR coatings, AR coatings and PBS cube assemblies at or above 40J/cm2 at 1064nm


Please call us for more information or to discuss your specific requirements for laser mirrors, precision polarizers, low absorption optical coatings and epoxy-free optical assemblies. 


Perkins Precision in the News

Perkins Now Offers Coated And Uncoated Optics   (2014-12-20)

As you may already know, Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) provides custom fabrication services using advanced optical manufacturing techniques and state-of-the-art equipment. Our low overhead structure and production flexibility are designed to maximize both quality and value to you, the end user.

Thanks to recently expanded staff and capabilities, PPD now offers both coated and uncoated optics, as well as IBS coatings on customer supplied optics. Typical coatings include V-coat AR, dual-AR, HR, BBHR, dichroic, beam splitter, and plate polarizer designs.

Please call or send us your requests for critical one-off and prototype components as well as volume OEM requirements.

  • High Energy Laser Mirrors
  • Precision Prisms & Wedges
  • Spherical & Cylindrical Lenses
  • Plate Polarizers & Beamsplitters
  • Parallel Windows & Filters
  • High LDT, Low-loss Coatings
PPD Completes Upgrades To IBS Coating Equipment...   (2014-11-15)

In order to benefit our existing and potential new customers, Perkins Precision Developments (PPD) has recently completed extensive upgrades to our IBS coating equipment. We are currently in the process of optimizing both uniformity and damage threshold for all of our coating material options. These improvements were undertaken in order to reduce coating lead time while also increasing both the predictability and reliability of our coating designs, thus increasing value to you, the end user.

PPD understands that you need parts delivered on time and in-spec, not just the first time but every time. We also recognize the importance of quality customer service. PPD views all of our customers as partners and will collaborate with you to develop the custom optics and coatings that you need, while best meeting the budget and lead time that you want.

Please call or send us your requests for critical one-off and prototype components as well as volume OEM requirements.

  • Laser Mirrors
  • Precision Lenses
  • Plate Polarizers
  • Beam Splitters
  • Optical Filters
  • Custom IBS Coatings