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Translume fabricates a wide array of standard and custom-designed components and products, all of wh...

Fused Silica Glass Flexures

  Flexures made out of fused silica glass: Simply the best option for your metrology appli...

SpaceX CRS-6 Resupply Mission Brings Translume Equipment to ISS

Following a weather scrub on Monday, April 13th, 2015, SpaceX successfully launched its seventh Drag...

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  • Standard or Custom Design

  • Fused Silica Glass Flexures

  • SpaceX CRS-6 Resupply Mission Brings Translume Equipment to ISS

  • Serving Customers Since 2001

  • Unique Capabilities

  • Glass Micromachining Services

    Looking for a reliable supplier specializing in high precision machining of fused silica glass?

    Translume has years of experience fabricating high-quality custom-designed parts out of fused silica glass

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  • Microfluidics

     

    Highest-quality standard or custom microfluidic chips and flow cells

    Standard or custom-designed, but always the same exceptional quality

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  • Ion Traps

     

    Are you in need of a commercial manufacturer to fabricate your ion microtraps?

    Look no further. We fabricate customer-designed surface and three-dimensional ion trap micro-platforms.

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  • Fused Silica Glass Flexures

     

    Flexures made out of fused silica glass:

    Simply the best option for your metrology applications

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Top view of a fused silica notch flexure with a Mach-Zehnder located at the substrate mid-plane. In this photograph red light is coupled into the system to make the various waveguide segments visibleTop view of a fused silica notch flexure with a Mach-Zehnder located at the substrate mid-plane. In this photograph red light is coupled into the system to make the various waveguide segments visible

Many customers have discovered that our fused silica flexures, with their near-zero coefficient of thermal expansion, and their almost perfect elastic behavior, provide some exceptional advantages for many demanding metrology applications. Less known is the fact that, if desired, these flexures can be fabricated with integrated optical waveguides. We are reporting here on the fabrication of fused silica notch flexures with integrated Mach-Zehnder waveguided interferometers.

4 rings of ions trapped in an oblate Paul trap (Source: Campbell group - UCLA)4 rings of ions trapped in an oblate Paul trap (Source: Campbell group - UCLA)

The Wes Campbell group (UCLA) reports successfully trapping and cooling a two-dimensional crystal of 174Yb ions in an oblate Paul trap, which was fabricated by Translume.

Following a weather scrub on Monday, April 13th, 2015, SpaceX successfully launched its seventh Dragon Resupply Mission with the cargo craft lifting off from Cape Canaveral’s SLC-40 atop a Falcon 9 rocket. Bound for a five-week visit to the ISS, the CRS-6 Dragon departed the Cape at 16:10 local time. This is the second SpaceX flight to bring Translume hardware to the International Space Station; the first batch of Translume hardware brought to the International Space Station was in of April 2014, with the SpaceX CRS-3 Dragon Resupply Mission.

Arrival of CRS-3 Dragon at ISSArrival of CRS-3 Dragon at ISS

Felipe Guzman Cervantes, Lee Kumanchik, Jon Pratt, and Jacob M. Taylor of NIST Gaithersburg (MD) and the Joint Quantum Institute (University of Maryland) report on a novel self-calibrating optomechanical device for absolute acceleration sensing that combines both wide bandwidth (10 kHz) and exquisite resolution at room temperature.

This group demonstrated an accelerometer with unprecedented sensitivities better than 100 nano-gn/Hz1/2 over a measurement bandwidth extending from 1.5 to 12 kHz.