PGL's Technology

PGL has industry-leading know-how in all of the fundamental capabilities and technologies for manufacturing large, high-performance diffraction gratings for lasers and laser systems, ranging from patterning to thin-film coating, etching, cleaning, and measuring. PGL’s combined expertise in these areas leads to higher yields and the most repeatable performance for unbeatable quality, cost, and satisfaction.

The Nanoruler

The Nanoruler 2 is PGL’s flexible, commercial implementation of the patented Scanning Beam Interference Lithography technology Learn More »

Thin-film Coating

Evaporation of high damage threshold, vacuum compatible dielectric multilayers; liquid coating of photolithography process layers. Learn More »

Reactive Ion Etching

Scanning reactive ion-beam etching (RIBE) for superb uniformity; efficient plasma RIE for deep, high-aspect-ratio etching. Learn More »

Optical Metrology

Precise visible and IR interferometry; flexible photometry; electron and optical microscopy; spectrophotometry; semiautomated inspection; and more. Learn More »

Cleaning & Handling

Custom processes resulting from many years of engineering and experience enable the highest damage threshold, most defect-free gratings possible. Learn More »

Design & Modeling

PGL employs sophisticated, state-of-the-art design tools for modeling diffraction grating and thin-film coating performance. These are vital not only for determining initial designs, but also for considering manufacturing tolerances which drive costs as well as for aiding the manufacturing process itself. Learn More »
Plymouth Grating Laboratory is dedicated to making the highest-quality diffraction gratings available today. Our focus is on lasers and laser systems. PGL gratings offer exceptionally high diffraction efficiency and laser damage threshold, combined with superior wavefront error and uniformity over large areas. This performance is made possible by PGL’s exclusive use of the Nanoruler, based on the proprietary Scanning Beam Interference Lithography technology developed at MIT, and PGL’s industry-leading process expertise. The company occupies 20,000 sq. ft. of dedicated manufacturing, engineering, and office space in Carver, MA, just outside of Plymouth, and about 45 miles south of Boston.

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