Onyx Optics, Inc., the initiator of the Adhesive-Free Bond (AFB®), combines our 23 years of scientific, technological, and manufacturing experience with our patented AFB® technology to deliver novel optical composite designs. We have the confidence and the capability to work with a variety of unique material and design configurations that are unavailable anywhere else. Our production is equipped to meet your quantity needs, whether they are small amounts for research and development or production-level runs for commercialization (we currently specialize in large lots of undoped YVO4/Nd:YVO4 laser slabs; Cr4+:YAG/Nd:YAG microchips; and sapphire/Yb:YAG disks). We feature high-end measurement equipment in-house that allows us to provide advanced in-process and post-processing evaluations and have established a superior quality control system, effectively allowing us to deliver products that meet or exceed our customers' specifications.
Onyx specializes in the custom fabrication of AFB® composite optical components and therefore serves a "one-stop shop" for completely finished optics. We will custom-create your component from start to finish through the stages of material acquisition, Adhesive-Free Bonding (AFB®), surface finishing, and coating. With six patents on our AFB® technology in place and more pending, Onyx continues to pioneer advancements in the application of AFB® each and every day.
Why Choose Adhesive-Free Bond (AFB®)?
The absence of chemical activation agents and/or adhesives is specific only to our Adhesive-Free Bond (AFB®). Our AFB® has been theoretically established and scientifically confirmed as a pure Van der Waals bond without any organic or inorganic material between the interfaces, effectively ensuring the lack of any interface losses. Our bonds have been technically tested and proven to be stronger and more durable than any other method of bonding for component fabrication. An AFB® is certain to enable an improvement in the output power and efficiency of your system.