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Ross Optical to Attend PWest and BiOS

SPIE Photonics West and BiOS are coming up, January 22-27!

We always look forward to seeing our clients at the show. We will be exhibiting at Booth 1861 at PWest and booth 8051 at BiOS with our parent company, Precision Optics Corporation. Please stop by to say hi and talk about how we can help you with your optics needs.

Whether or not you attend the show in person, we are always here to help you. Feel free to reach out to our team or fill out an RFQ and we will get a quote to you quickly. 


Ross Optical Industries is Acquired by Precision Optics Corporation

New Tariffs on Chinese Goods

May 14, 2019 
Increased tariffs of 25% were recently announced with little advance notice on many items, including optics, coming into the United States from China. We are already feeling the impact on many of our products and will, unfortunately, be enacting a price increase to help offset the new tariffs. This increase will affect future quotes and some current recurring orders. We will get in touch with any customers who will be affected by this change to share the specifics of this increase on any existing orders. 
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Ross Optical at Laser World of Photonics Munich

Apr 16, 2019

Ross Optical will be at the show Laser World of Photonics in Munich, Germany co-located with our new representative, Soliton Laser und Messtechnik GmbH.  Soliton will be in Hall B2, booth 417.  The show takes place June 24th through the 27th. Please stop by and see us if you will be there! 

Ross Optical Announces Soliton Laser und Messtechnik GmbH as New Distributor Partner

Apr 8, 2019

 Ross Optical announced today that Soliton Laser und Messtechnik GmbH will be their official representative in Germany and surrounding countries. Soliton was founded in 1990 and has established itself as a premier provider of optical solutions. Soliton maintains a corporate philosophy of selling with a high level of technical knowledge, as well as fast and reliable customer support. Read more.

Ross Optical Announces Successful ISO 9001:2015 Surveillance Audit

Dec 7, 2018

Ross Optical today announced that it has successfully passed the surveillance audit against the ISO 9001:2015 Standard with no non-conformances. The audit was completed by Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc. This certification affords the company’s U.S. and international customers a globally recognized standard of quality assurance. Ross Optical achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification in January of 2018. Read more. 


Ross Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Nov 27, 2018 

Ross Optical is celebrating its 30thanniversary this year. We sat down with Ed Ross, founder, and Divi Mangadu, president, to talk about the last 30 years and what is next for the company. Read more..


Ross Optical Expands with the Appointment of Chris Toomey as Sales and Marketing Manager

Oct 10, 2018

Ross Optical Industries announced today it has hired Chris Toomey as its Sales and Marketing Manager. In this role, Chris will lead the team’s sales and marketing efforts to drive growth for the company. Ross Optical is a U.S.-based and American-owned provider of optical solutions. The company is ITAR registered and ISO 9001:2008 certified. Read More >



Ross Optics Improves Micro Optics Capabilities

 June 15, 2018

Ross Optics continues to focus on providing micro optics for our customers. We recently improved our capabilities with the purchase of a MarOpto FI 1040 Z The MarOpto FI 1040 Z  is a full-featured interferometer that can provide non-contact measurements of flat or spherical surfaces and transmitted wavefront of optical components and assemblies.  Read More >



Ross Optical Quality Management System Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification 

February 15, 2018

Ross Optical Industries announced today that its Quality Management System has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. This achievement affords the company’s U.S. and international customers a globally recognized standard of quality assurance.Ross Optical previously achieved certification to ISO 9001:2008 in February of 2015 and has been audited annually to ensure compliance. The company provides standard and custom optics and optical assemblies for OEMs in medical devices, automation and other industries. This certification will save customers time during the qualification and audit stages of the procurement process. Read more.. 



Ross to Discuss New Super-Polishing Capability at Photonics West 2018

January 9, 2018

Ross Optical Industries will exhibit at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco. Representatives will discuss the company’s new super-polishing capability, which will allow them to achieve extremely smooth surfaces on windows, mirrors, and other flat optics of various sizes (5-300 mm in diameter) and materials (fused silica, silicon, Zerodur, and visible materials). Surface quality of 10-5 and surface roughness of less than 1 angstrom (0.1 nm) are attainable.

Want to discuss your optics and assembly needs? Email Charlie Metzger to set up a meeting at the show.

2017 Survey: Ross Optical Continues to Meet Customer Service, Quality and Delivery Needs

November 6, 2017

Ross Optical once again received high marks for customer service, technical expertise, quality and delivery on our customer survey. On overall performance, 92% of customers rated Ross above average or excellent. 96% of customers rated us above average or excellent on our customer service and our ability to meet their quality requirements. Read more results and recent case studies.

Meet Us at Optifab 2017

September 19, 2017

Charlie Metzger will be traveling to Rochester, NY for Optifab 2017, Oct. 17-19. Email Charlie to set up a meeting to discuss your optics and assembly needs.

Ross Optical provides hard-to-find optics and services our customers depend on:

Ross Adds Custom Optical Cylinders 

May 2, 2017

Ross Optical has added custom OEM cylinders to to its line of catalog cylinders and optical cylinder sets. Requests for these components have increased this year, with requests for quote from prototype to large volumes.

For years, Ross Optical has been supplying cylindrical lenses to customers in laser diode, measurement instrumentation, and other industries. While cylinders are used in a broad range of applications, we are seeing the most recent demand for their use in line generators. Read More

Meet Us at Photonics West 2017

December 15, 2016

Join us at the Photonics West exhibition, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in San Francisco, to discuss large diameter lenses or other hard-to-find optics for your application. Ross Optical carries a wide range of catalog optics above 100 mm for precision instruments such as telescopes and imagers. We also offer a  full range of standard-size lenses, micro optics down to 1.0 mm, as well as custom lenses. Visit us at booth 2441 or set up a meeting with Charlie Metzger to learn more.

Ross Receives High Marks on 2016 Customer Survey

According to the results of our 2016 customer satisfaction survey, Ross Optical continues to excel in many areas. We’ve recently added staff and made other efforts to improve, and we were pleased to see that 94% of customers gave us an overall rating of excellent or above average. Customers also complimented us on our friendly and helpful customer service, competitive pricing, delivery and quality. See what customers have to say about us, and find our latest resources to help customers succeed. Read More

Meet us at Optics + Photonics 2016

August 18, 2016

Charlie Metzger will be attending SPIE Optics + Photonics, and he'd welcome the chance to speak with you about your upcoming project needs. We've recently updated our in-house coating capabilities, and we continue to expand our optics catalog as well as our custom optics capacity.  Contact us to set up a meeting.

Ross Optical Proves to be 20-40% Lower Cost than Major Catalogs

May 3, 2016

In dozens of recent multi-element and production volume quotes for standard optics and micro optics, Ross Optical pricing has proved to be 20-40% lower than Edmund Optical, Thorlabs, and other major catalog companies. In fact, in an industry where slow quoting is a frequent challenge, Ross Optical has been able to deliver a lower-cost quote for the same quality lens as much as a week sooner than competitors.

Many customers turn to Ross Optical after prototyping with a competitor for a quote on production volume lenses. We are able to part match against competitors including Edmund Optics, Newport, and Thorlabs, and we are happy to second source.

Browse our catalog for any upcoming production volume optics needs.

Meet Us at Photonics West 2016

January 29, 2016

Join us February 16-18 in San Francisco for Photonics West, where we will discuss applications of micro optics. Micro optic components from Ross Optical improve performance in compact medical devices, hand-held communication devices and other critical systems. We are currently working with healthcare companies to provide micro optics for innovative otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes that attach to smartphones. Read the Case Study

Thunder Energies Corporation Announces Manufacturing Agreements with Ross Optical Industries

December 9, 2015

Thunder Energies Corporation (TEC) announced last month that Ross Optical Industries has been selected to manufacture the proprietary concave lens for the Santilli Telescope. "We have great confidence in Ross because of their strong reputation for respecting and protecting their customers’ proprietary technologies and brands." Read More

Meet us at Optifab 2015

September 17, 2015

Join us October 12-15 for the SPIE Optifab conference in Rochester, NY to learn more about our new coatings capabilities, micro optics, and more. Want an opinion on your optical design challenge? Contact Charlie Metzger to arrange a meeting during our New York visit.

2015 Survey Results and New In-House Coating Capabilities

September 17, 2015

Our 2015 survey results are in, and customer satisfaction is once again on the rise, at 4.65 out of 5.

Customers told us:

"Divi and the whole crew have been an invaluable resource for me in optical design and manufacturing. Also coatings design. I have always been very pleased with response time, they answer all my questions with thoroughness and professionalism, and the pricing and lead times are excellent as well."

"The service is excellent. I wish that all of my vendors were as responsive as Ross Optical."

"[Ross Optical provides] parts with unusual parameters (focal lengths, diameters, etc.) and a wide range of good custom coatings."

Thanks to the feedback, we are making improvements to serve our customers even better in the coming year. We have expanded our optical coating capabilities in order to provide in-house coating for our custom and standard optical lenses, or customers' lenses. While we offer a broad range of coatings, we can coat in-house from 250 to 2400 nm in as little as 3 days.

Learn more or request a quote online.

Ross Optical Launches New Optical Calculator as Mobile App

February 25, 2015

Ross Optical has launched Android and iPhone applications for its Optical Calculator, as well as a new online desktop version. The tool allows engineers and technicians to calculate to industry requirements easily and quickly. Read More

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Ross Optical Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification for Quality Management

February 25, 2015

Ross Optical Industries has received certification to ISO 9001:2008 quality management standards. This achievement affords the company’s U.S. and international customers a globally recognized standard of quality assurance. Read More

Ross Optical Introduces Micro Optics Down to 1.0 mm

February 12, 2015

Ross Optical introduced its expanded line of plano-concave micro lenses at the Photonics West conference, Feb. 10-12, 2015 in San Francisco. The new line boasts catalog and custom micro optics down to 1.0 mm in diameter. Read More

Filter from Ross Optical Used In Prototype for Safer Museum Lighting

July 11, 2014

University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) News:

It all began with a problem, one that Chemistry Professor Carl Dirk, Ph.D., knew he could solve.

The scientist – whose specialty is utilizing the power of computer simulation to perform virtual experiments and solve chemistry-related problems – describes himself as interested in arcane optical processes and materials. Upon reading a white paper from the Getty Conservation Institute several years ago, Dirk realized that this very specific interest could be applied to the institute’s “What if?” list of wishes for safer museum lighting.

“Upon reading the white paper, I realized immediately that one of these wish list ideas that appeared to be impossible was actually achievable,” Dirk said. “I worked out the computational theory for the problem, and Ed Ross, owner of Ross Optical in El Paso, graciously manufactured a prototype filter for free.”

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New Inventory Solutions Reduce Customer Supply Chain Costs

June 17, 2014

Ross Optical Industries has expanded its suite of inventory solutions for optics and assemblies to reduce customer supply chain costs. Read More

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Customer Satisfaction Continues to Climb

March 28, 2014

Ross Optical Industries’ 2013 Customer Satisfaction Survey results were even higher than 2012, with many customers commenting on our quality of service and quick response to issues and questions.

Customers were asked to rate Ross in various performance categories using a rating scale of 1 through 5, with 5 being the best. We received an average score of at least 4 in all categories, with 5’s in Quality, Customer Service, and Overall Performance.

Survey respondents had some excellent things to say. Here is just a sample:

  • "The technical staff removed A/R coatings from a wedge for my application that depended upon reflection. Excellent service, many thanks."
  • "We have always enjoyed working with Ross. Whenever there was a problem (which was not often) it was resolved quickly for any questions or requests from us."
  • "Communication is excellent. All in all I have to say A+."
  • "Customer service and knowledge is very good." 
  • "Keep doing what you are doing."

We are extremely pleased by the results of this survey and plan to only improve customer satisfaction going forward. New developments such as our in-progress ISO certification will help us continue to grow and serve our customers while offering the high level of quality and performance they have already come to expect. As we like to say, "We are only successful if we make you successful."

Ross Optical Introduces Catalog Aspheric Lenses

October 11, 2013

In response to customer needs, Ross Optical is launching a line of standard aspheric lenses to supplement its specialty optics catalog. These aspheric lenses, from 1.5mm to 100mm in diameter, are standard lenses that can be coated and assembled to meet a customer's custom specifications. While suitable for many applications, these standard aspheric lenses are particularly well-suited for applications like mobile phone cameras, security cameras, or solar concentrator systems.

Download the Aspheres Datasheet

Ross Optical to Attend Optifab October 14-17, 2013

October. 11, 2013

Charlie Metzger and Divi Mangadu will attend Optifab in Rochester, NY October 14-17 to meet with customers and review emerging technologies for optical fabrication. Interested in meeting? Contact us

Engineering Partnership Increases Ross Optical Capacity for Lens and Assembly Design

October 11, 2013

Ross Optical is committed to helping its customers identify the best solution, whether it includes catalog or custom optical lenses, specialty coatings, and assembly techniques. Our engineering and customer service team is key to providing this value. With the addition of new optical engineering resources to  supplement our optical and mechanical engineering team, this allows us to react faster and provide better system guidance to our customers.

Ross Optical Pursues ISO 9001:2008 Certification

October 11, 2013

While Ross Optical  has traditionally followed ISO best practices for optical fabrication and assembly, the company will now begin the certification process. The ISO 9001:2008 certificate saves time for some of our key OEM customers in managing their supply chain. Ross Optical expects to complete the ISO certification process in 2014.