Excelitas continues to expand its technology portfolio and global footprint as a single-source provider of end-to-end photonic solutions for commercial and defense markets.
WALTHAM, Mass., July 9, 2018 – Excelitas Technologies® Corp., a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Research Electro Optics (REO) (Boulder CO, USA). REO is a privately-held company specializing in the volume manufacture of high-precision optical components, optical thin film coatings, and optical subassemblies as well as high-performance HeNe lasers for instrumentation and metrology applications across a wide range of market sectors.
The combination of Excelitas and REO offers an expanded range of products and capabilities for OEM customers and Defense Prime Contractors seeking single-source convenience and reliability for high-performance illumination, optical and detection solutions.
“We are thrilled to welcome REO to the Excelitas family as their products complement Excelitas’ existing optics portfolio quite well”, noted Excelitas CEO, David Nislick. “REO provides an extremely capable, high quality optics operation in the United States that we look to grow with further investment as we have done with the former Qioptiq facilities in Europe and Asia.”
REO will continue full optical coatings and laser technologies operations from its state-of-the-art facilities in Boulder, CO as it is integrated with the Excelitas Technologies family.
The Phoenix polarization camera features Sony’s IMX250MZR CMOS polarized sensor.This 5 MP global shutter sensor is based on the popular IMX250 Sony Pregius CMOS mono sensor with polarizing filter array added to the pixels. The sensor has four different directional polarizing filters (0°, 90°, 45°, and 135°) on every four pixels. The Phoenix polarization camera performs on-camera processing using the four directional filters and outputs both the intensity and polarized angle of each image pixel. To learn more about polarization read our Tech Brief – “Beyond Conventional Imaging: Sony’s Polarized Sensor”