OptiSource News

Optisource will keep you up to date on some of the news stories on us and new products and services offered.


ITAR Registered Company

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in Front Slide Show, In the News | 0 comments

ITAR Registered Company

OptiSource is a ITAR registered and compliant company. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) controls the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML).

Any quality optic manufacturer should be ITAR registered and compliant in order to work in the military and defense sectors. However, the necessary requirements to produce ITAR optics are equally beneficial to customers across all industries.  When you work with OptiSource, you can rest assure that you are getting high quality optics and the peace of mind knowing your company information is secure. OptiSource meets the requirements related to company structure, documentation, corporate policy, training, and procedures; all of which is an advantage to all our customers.

Set up Day

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in In the News, Photonics West | 1 comment

Well the intrepid trio made it safely to San Francisco with no missteps. Thanks to Cindy for her organizational skills because our booth arrived on time and undamaged.


Kevin was the staff photographer and gopher and business development officer. He did make contact with a potential supplier and customer with the promise of sending a sopapilla recipe to a long ago Santa Fe resident. He’s kind of paid for his portion of the trip already. Woody says it ‘orrible here! We’re Uber-ing (Thanks to Meron!) all over the place and eating at nice restaurants and having to talk to interesting people. 

Europe representing

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in In the News | 0 comments

Kevin having an impromptu waveplate training session with our European partners. Elvyne, Barbara, Audrey, and Kevin engaged in a productive technical exchange. We are certainly an international company.

Woody has been engaged with our Asian business partners while Cindy has been answering questions from our domestic customers.

While  Woody, Cindy and Kevin have been interacting with both historical and potential new customers. The team back in Albuquerque have been responding to a surprising number of customer emergency requests with aplomb. Kevin wanted to give a shout out to Paulette back in the Albuquerque office for personally transporting an in stock QWPD to the FedEx distribution center to satisfy an after hours customer request. Thank you Paulette! Woody and Cindy really appreciate the extra effort the home team puts in while they are out of the office. OptiSource is successful because of the efforts of all involved. Troy, Mark, Judy, Nicholas, and Joanne we don’t want to neglect giving a shout out to you as well. Thank you!

Korean YankiniQ BBQ

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in In the News | 0 comments

  Jun & Mark from Optinetic treating us to a genuine KoreanBBQ. Show is going very well. Long time customers coming by to thank us for product quality. Woody signing Kevin up to make technical training presentations. 

Live from the Show

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in In the News | 0 comments

Booth Prep! We are getting very organized. Woody is working the lead capture device. Cindy & Kevin putting finishing touches on the optics display.  




Attending SPIE 2016 in San Francisco

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in In the News | 0 comments

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Come visit OptiSource at SPIE 2016 in San Francisco – Booth #300.

Every year over 20,000 people come to SPIE Photonics West to see, learn about, and purchase the latest devices, components, and systems that are enabling, and driving, today’s trends: state-of-the art medical technologies, the Internet of Things, smart manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, miniaturization, and much more.  Get Conference Details

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Successful Photonics West 2015

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in In the News | 0 comments

Cindy & Woody with Hiroshi Yamamoto and Minetoshi Asaka from Autex, Inc.

Cindy & Woody with Hiroshi Yamamoto and Minetoshi Asaka from Autex, Inc.

We would like to express our gratitude to all of our customers and vendors who came by our booth at Photonics West 2015 in San Francisco. It truly was the International Year of Light for us as we were able to take advantage of engaging with our international partners. We very much enjoyed the opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with you and to discuss our 2015 objectives. There is a considerable amount of work and expense to participate in this show but we feel that it is very beneficial to both our vendors and our customers to get face time with us despite this era of social media and impersonal emails.

We were able to preview our new website with a variety of interested parties. Initial response was that it was well received. Our plan is to have the website go live by early March 2015. Some show statistics had 1265 vendors and 21,000+ attendees. We can attest to the large number of visitors. All of the OptiSource representatives (Woody, Cindy, and Kevin) were very engaged with suppliers, established and loyal customers as well as potential new customers throughout the conference. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time because in addition to the “during the show” meetings we had breakfast and dinner meetings as well.
​One of the really enjoyable moments is to sample the culinary treats that San Francisco has to offer in the evening from Korean Barbeque to steaks at Morton’s or seafood at Tarantino’s. Eating also allows us and our partners to develop more meaningful connections than just a purchase order relationship.

​I would like to thank my staff for allowing us to participate in this event and continue keeping our commitments to our partners. I would like to thank Cindy, my business partner, for all the work she does in keeping me organized and making sure all the “i’s” are dotted and “t’s” are crossed during preparation before, during, and post the show.

OptiSource Holiday Season 2014

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in In the News | 0 comments

OptiSource Lobby Decorated for the Holiday Season

OptiSource Lobby Decorated for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time to spend with the ones you love and to cherish all of the good things in your life. This is exactly what OptiSource did alongside their families on December 20, 2014, as they held their holiday party at the Prairie Star restaurant in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Work was set aside for the night as the OptiSource family delighted in a nice dinner and one another’s company. Some enjoyed a tender roasted duck breast while others enjoyed the perfectly cooked beef tenderloin. The evening was not only filled with delicious food, but also with pictures of the staff and their loved ones in their beautiful surroundings. As the night came to a close the general manager, Greg Woodhouse spoke to his employees about the successes of 2014 and to congratulate them all on a job well done. Some of the successes of 2014 include, but are not limited to, the visit of New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich, the preparation for a new run of catalogs, Kevin Christensen’s business trip to Germany and the Isle of Mann, and the expansion of the shop within the building. All goals for the past year were met and as the goals for this upcoming year are being planned the staff here at OptiSource has high hopes for the future of the company.

Heinrich Discusses High-Tech Manufacturing Job Creation

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in In the News | 0 comments

Sen. Heinrich with OptiSource staff in Albuquerque on October 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 14, 2014) – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) toured OptiSource, a photonics manufacturing facility in Albuquerque, to discuss its latest projects and how research and development can help spur innovation and job creation.

Optisource, a local photonics business, manufacturers wave plates, mirrors, prisms, and laser beamsplitters for purchase by industry and research and development groups at universities and laboratories.

“Photonics manufacturing facilities like OptiSource help provide private companies and research institutions with the tools they need to develop photonics technologies that are often used in our scientific and medical communities,” said Sen. Heinrich. “Photonics technologies developed locally not only help spur innovation and foster creativity but also create quality jobs.”

Senator Heinrich is a strong supporter of developing optics and advanced photonics in New Mexico.

Recently, Senator Heinrich welcomed an announcement by the White House that the Department of Defense will award more than $200 million in public and private investment to create an Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute, the second of four new institute competitions to be launched this year.

This selection comes just four months after Senator Heinrich, and the rest of the New Mexico delegation, wrote a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel expressing their strong support for the Department of Defense’s manufacturing innovation institute competition and requesting that the DoD choose the development of an advanced photonics manufacturing hub in the United States as their next manufacturing institute.

In July, Heinrich introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act in support of establishing a DoD photonics hub.