The acquired product line will enable Meadowlark to expand on its existing wire-grid and polarization optics products. Meadowlark has purchased the remaining ICE Cube stock from Moxtek and will continue to manufacture the PBS cube going forward.
The ICE Cube polarizer performance exceeds that for the commonly used thin film MacNeille cubes in both acceptable wavelength range and angle of incidence range while providing more than twice the contrast ratio in the transmitted beam for most wavelengths. It is optimized for use over a wide range of acceptance angles while maintaining color uniformity and image contrast in the visible and IR wavelength spectrums.
The cube allows compact optical designs with reduced optical paths. Engineers are now able to design smaller systems while maintaining excellent optical performance.
Meadowlark Optics, located in Frederick, Colorado (US), manufactures polarization solution components including liquid crystal shutters, rotators and spatial light modulators for wavelengths ranging from the UV to the MWIR. OEM customers and researchers world-wide use the products in a variety of applications including microscopy, aerospace, defense, telecommunications, automotive, semiconductor manufacturing, medical devices and more.
Moxtek is located in Orem, Utah (US),and manufactures high performance components for analytical x-ray instrumentation and optical systems. Their inorganic Nanowire optical polarizers & polarizing beam splitters are ideal for applications that require broadband wavelengths, heat tolerance, and large angles of incidence.