About Meadowlark Optics
More than a quarter-century ago, Tom Baur, researcher for the National Center for Atmospheric Research, needed a solution that resulted in his manufacturing his own custom Pockels cells. With that flagship product, Meadowlark Optics came to be, establishing a world standard for innovative, ultrahigh-quality polarization optics.
In the twenty-first century, Meadowlark products help position customers worldwide to pioneer their own innovations. These include our advances in liquid crystals with one-of-a-kind polarization controllers and the Liquid Crystal Stokes Polarimeter. In other areas, we measure our waveplate product line to subnanometer precision. One thousandth of a wave of retardance is our standard accuracy.
Meadowlark is also proud to remind our customers that our Transmitted Wavefront Specifications are always stated in Peak-to-Valley (not RMS) and our Reflectivity Specifications are always Absolute (not Average.) In other words, Meadowlark provides the highest quality parts possible by not compromising our internal specs or our customer's performance. It's much more difficult to meet Peak-to-Valley TWD and Absolute Reflectance but we feel the obligation to provide the very best solutions to our customers.
To satisfy our customers’ exacting needs, our work in precision metrology is so fine that, to ensure we could meet production standards, we developed an automated ellipsometer and other metrology equipment. Precision metrology is among our top achievements and we are proud of being able to meet customer requirements for price as well as technology.
Custom retooling of an existing Meadowlark product or creating the new products our customers need are other ways we serve manufacturing and science. Our current work in polarization, as our beginnings with the Pockels cells once were, is steeped in technological possibility that is yet to unfold, and this is why we are committed to our customers.
Your advances are our success.
Our Mission: We at Meadowlark Optics are dedicated to providing our customers with superior polarization solutions that enable them to get the maximum performance from their optical systems.