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October 06, 2023 10:44

PLX’s new, robust line of All-Metal Hollow Monolithic Retroreflectors™.

PLX’s new, robust line of All-Metal Hollow Monolithic Retroreflectors™, defies extreme operating conditions.

April 11, 2023 09:30

Welcome to SPIE Photonics Defense + Commericial 2023! Visit PLX at Booth #1019.

Discover PLX's high precision, compact laser metrology solution for repeatable measurements at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2023, booth 1019.

August 05, 2022 09:00

Our latest advancement in LTHR technology.

The all-weather LTHRAW with hermetically sealed construction: designed to operate under severe field conditions.

February 01, 2018 17:29

PLX Space Heritage.

PLX's space heritage dates back to 1975 when the company provided hollow retroreflectors to the Apollo-Soyuz Russian-American space hookup program.

December 13, 2016 00:00

PLX Retroreflector used in Fourier–Spectrometer for robotic exploration of Mars atmosphere.

The TIRVIM (Thermal Infra-Red V-Shape Interferometer Mounting) Spectrometer is part of the Atmospheric Chemistry Suite (ACS), which is now successfully operating in orbit around Mars.

June 09, 2016 00:00

Ball Mounted Hollow Retroreflectors now available in a new unique Break-Resistant configuration.

PLX’s high accuracy Durable Ball Mounted Retroreflectors (DBMRs) offer increased durability and are designed to work in demanding environments.

April 15, 2016 00:00

Improved Invar mounted USHM, the ultimate in accuracy, shock and vibration resistance.

PLX’s new USHM’s robust mounting and mirror technology offer properties which enable them to perform exceptionally well in critical applications and harsh conditions.

December 02, 2014 00:00

New PLX retroreflectors withstand up to 800 degrees F...

PLX has manufactured stainless steel hollow retroreflectors, which can withstand temperatures up to 800 degrees F.  These are mounted inside the stacks of coal power plants in programs designed to measure the content of emissions from the plant.

December 01, 2014 00:00

Canadian Astro-H Metrology System (CAMS) Program: PLX Invar-mounted hard mount retroreflectors.

Astro-H is a space-based X-ray observatory scheduled to be launched in 2016.  The mission is an international collaboration with participation from institutions in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan.

November 29, 2014 00:00

Geophysics Interferometer:Long-baseline laser strainmeter in Kamioka uses PLX Hollow Retroreflector.

As part of the Geophysics interferometer, PLX manufactured a 15” clear aperture Hollow Retroreflector of 0.5 arc seconds accuracy for the University of Tokyo Earthquake Research Institute.

January 07, 2012 00:00

PLX announces a new Ceramic Ball Mounted Hollow Retroreflector.

These non-magnetic BMR’s are available in 2 center accuracies: within .0005” and within .0001”. They are manufactured in 1 ½”, 7/8" and 1/2"diameters.

January 06, 2012 00:00

Announcing the USHM from PLX.

The Ultra Stable Hard-Mounted Hollow Retroreflector (USHM), is a self-compensating mirror that is totally insensitive to position and movement, extremely accurate and available in a variety of coatings and configurations.

January 01, 2012 00:00

PLX's Hollow Retroreflectors available in 2mm to 6mm.

These Mini Hollow Retroreflectors are miniaturized devices that provide the same laser and interferometer quality wavefronts as our larger Hollow Retroreflectors (available in diameters up to 125mm).