Applied Optics, Inc. was acquired from Dynasil West in 1977 and originally located in Santa Clara, California. A year later, Applied Optics moved to its present location in Pleasant Hill, California occupying 4,000 sq. ft of manufacturing/office space. Over the past 25 years of supplying customers with high-end optical components and assemblies, we have expanded our operations to 12,000 sq. ft. and recently added high-speed CNC equipment to our production line. The co-founders of Applied Optics, Joe Linke and Gerhard Koch, are European-trained and each have over 50 years experience in the industrial optics business. Since the beginning, Applied Optics has been devoted to ensuring high-quality customer satisfaction.
Applied Optics' greatest asset is its employees and their pride of workmanship. Gerhard's son, Gery Koch who has been with the Company since 1979, and David Hill who has been with us since 1980, head up the Company's operations. Together, with a dedicated staff of technicians, they deliver the exceptional quality our customers come to expect.
Our products and attention to detail enable systems designers, engineers, and researchers all over the world to depend on Applied Optics to meet their demanding requirements. Applied Optics' technology mission is to continue to be a premier supplier of components and assemblies for instruments, laser and telecom applications, machine vision, and equipment manufacturers.