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August 17, 2020 14:39

Transforming Optical Structure Technology Through Innovative System Integration Video.

PLX’s new capabilities video, “Transforming Optical Structure Technology Through Innovative System Integration,” covers PLX’s rise as a major optical engineering innovator and its contributions to the Defense, Space, and commercial fields.

June 26, 2020 08:31

ATLAS – Perfectly Aligned thanks to Retroreflectors - Laser Components Photonics News.

Read the article about how PLX retroreflectors and LHTRs help to keep the emitter and telescope of the ATLAS program perfectly aligned. The article was published in LASER COMPONENTS Photonics News Magazine - Issue 88.

September 14, 2019 04:41

Transforming Space Optics by Integrating Innovative Monolithic Optical Systems -Noordwij Sept. 2019.

Itai Vishnia, PLX CEO, recently presented “Transforming Space Optics by Integrating Innovative Monolithic Optical Systems" at the EPIC (EUROPEAN PHOTONICS INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM) meeting on New Space at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands. The conference brought together some of the world’s leading companies and experts, to cover key priorities for the “New Space Roadmap.”

August 30, 2019 20:00

Transforming Optical Structure Technology Through Innovative System Integration - Berlin Aug. 2019.

Recently presented at the EPIC World Photonics Technology Summit 2019 Berlin Germany,(EPIC - EUROPEAN PHOTONICS INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM), by Itai Vishnia, CEO PLX Inc. The event gathers 150 experts and leaders from industrial companies around the world to discuss photonics technology developments, applications, and challenges.

February 16, 2017 00:00

Announcing our, new expanded line of Roof Mirrors™ (HRM).

PLX Hollow Roof Mirrors (HRMs) are ideal for redirecting light in one coordinate and any application where a roof top or Porro prism can be used. Useful in all wavelengths, they are available in different accuracies, coatings, and configurations.

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.

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.

February 03, 2016 00:00

Press Release- PLX LTHR's on ATLAS program.

PLX was awarded a contract from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation for two LTHR’s™ for the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS) program. ATLAS is the sole instrument on the ICESat-2 satellite scheduled for a June 2018 launch.

June 01, 2015 00:00

Over 40 Years Experience in Space Optics...

PLX’s space heritage dates back to 1975 when the company provided hollow retroreflectors to the Apollo-Soyuz Russian-American space hookup program. The units were used in the docking procedure to align the two vehicles.

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 28, 2014 00:00

ICESat-2 program: PLX vacuum-compatible Lateral Transfer Hollow Retroreflector.

LX manufactured a vacuum-compatible Lateral Transfer Hollow Retroreflector with a 5” aperture, 18.5” separation and 1 arc second accuracy for the ICESat-2 program.

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 03, 2012 00:00

M.O.S.T.™ achieves superb optical stability, unsurpassed shock and vibration resistance and sub-arc.

Developed by PLX, Monolithic Optical Structure Technology (M.O.S.T.™) is a unique optical innovation that combines all of the elements of a complex optical setup into a single monolithic unit.

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).