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Units 11-12a Isle of Man Freeport, Ballasalla


Research and innovation in optical manufacturing – it’s in our DNA

At MPO we recognise that as science progresses towards developing more advanced, high power laser systems the need for high performance, high laser-induced damage threshold (LIDT) components becomes increasingly apparent. That’s why we strive to continually push the boundaries on optical coating performance and laser-induced damage threshold (LIDT).

Since we founded Manx Precision Optics in 2013 we have become renowned for the surface flatness and finish quality of our optics. Our experienced team and the methodology they employ ensure we are capable of achieving surface roughness down to around 2Å or two atomic widths. However we believe in continuous improvement and applying this to our manufacturing and so are working on reducing surface roughness still further.


Our customers know that in MPO, they have an optical design and manufacturing partner they can rely on to provide a solution to the challenges they face in developing laser systems for the most demanding applications.

Our developments are supplemented and enabled by our investments into facilities, such as our acquisition of a 1.35m coating chamber with electron beam (E-beam) and Ion beam assisted deposition (IBAD) technology, or our more recent installation of a brand new 72” Lapmaster pitch polisher capable of polishing optical components up to 500mm in diameter.

We work with a range of international partners whose world class ultra precise metrology allows us to accurately test our developments in LIDT and surface flatness. We deeply value the valuable insight working in tandem with our customers and partners alike brings to product development.

Since our founding, we have fostered a positive attitude towards research and development. With an eager willingness to take on challenges we have been finding innovative solutions for our customers across the world.