Achievement Award

Translume, recipient of the “Subcontractor Achievement Award for Innovative design, process development, production, and delivery” Goodrich Corporation, ISR Systems

Broad Range of Design Options

Our glass microfabrication approach is unique, and offers designers and engineers an exceptionally broad range of design options. Our Custom Fabrication section provides tips and guidelines to faci...

What our customers are saying about us

“I really appreciate your attention to detail and working with me so quickly to outline the specifications we are needing for this prototype“  John Carrola, Southwest Research Institute, May 201...

Standard or Custom Design

Translume fabricates a wide array of standard and custom-designed components and products, all of which are made from fused silica. Check our standard product section to order standard items, learn a...

What customers are saying about us

“Overall, I would say that this chip is excellent, and we would like the next one as soon as possible.” Commercial Customer, August 2016

What customers are saying about Translume

“…the current batch of chips are extraordinarily good.” John Eustace, ZIN-TECH, July 2013

SpaceX Brings Translume Hardware to ISS

Not all of our customers have their feet planted firmly on the ground….   On three separate occasions, the SpaceX Dragon Resupply Missions have brought Translume hardware to the International Sp...

What our customers say about us

 “Thank you so much again for producing and sending us the sample cell quickly." Professor Satoshi Takahashi, Tohoku University, September 2016

Serving Customers Since 2001

Dedicated to provide our customers with the highest quality glass micromachining service Translume has years of experience fabricating custom-designed parts out of fused silica glass. If you’re looki...

  • Achievement Award

  • Broad Range of Design Options

  • What our customers are saying about us

  • Standard or Custom Design

  • What customers are saying about us

  • What customers are saying about Translume

  • SpaceX Brings Translume Hardware to ISS

  • What our customers say about us

  • Serving Customers Since 2001

on March 20, 2017

A prototype magnetic field sensor head fabricated by TranslumeA prototype magnetic field sensor head fabricated by Translume

Translume announced that it has obtained a license from the Michigan State University for an ion trap based high-magnetic field sensor able to operate in high-radiation environments.

on April 14, 2014

Translume fabricates flexure-based linear stages made from fused silica monoliths. The resulting ultra-high stability and smoothness of translation is ideal for applications in interferometry, microscopy and metrology

on April 04, 2016

Wolfgang Paul (1913-1993) was a German physicist, who invited the RF quadrupole ion trap.

on April 03, 2016

Dr. Hans Georg Dehmelt is the inventor of the Penning Trap. This trap uses a combination of static electric and magnetic fields to achieve 3-D confinement of charged particles.

on March 29, 2016

Professor Georg Bollen and his group at Michigan State University (MSU) are developing a Penning-trap based magnetic field probe, which is designed to operate in high-radiation environments. Translume is in charge of fabricating the Penning trap sensor.

on March 29, 2016

The DOE Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is a new scientific user facility dedicated to nuclear science; which is currently under construction on the campus of Michigan State University (MSU).

on March 25, 2016

For some times the Penning trap has been widely used for high-resolution mass spectrometry. More recently, a group at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) facility, located at Michigan State University, has shown that the same device can now be used to precisely measure strong magnetic fields.

on March 23, 2016

As part of a program funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), we have developed processes to microfabricate ion trap chips. We exemplify this capability here, describing the steps required to fabricate a three-dimensional microtrap chip. The same procedure can be used to fabricate surface trap platforms.

on November 09, 2015

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.

on May 17, 2015

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.

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