Other Products & Services
Onyx can cut and dice Adhesive-Free Bond (AFB®) composite YAG and AFB® composite YAG/sapphire components, as well as other material combinations. We can cut and dice waveguiding structures, passively q-switched microchips, and others.
In-House Machine Shop
Onyx is fully outfitted with its own in-house machine shop, which supplies custom-manufactured tooling for our various manufacturing processes. The ability to have project-specific tooling fabricated on the premises aids in the efficient manufacture of our AFB® optical components.
Onyx has many in-house measurement capabilities, including:
Onyx is well-equipped with polishing capabilities, as polishing is a critical aspect of our AFB® process. We can provide optical finishing for our AFB® composites and offer polishing services for non-composites. Specific capabilities include component thicknesses to tens of microns and barrel polishing of rods. Our polishing averages 2-3 Å surface roughness.
Onyx's x-ray equipment allows us to measure the orientation axes of crystalline materials quickly and accurately. This is a useful tool for verification during incoming inspection, as well as for confirming crystals with non-standard orientations. It is also helpful in the design of our AFB® Walk-Off Corrected (WOC) composites.