Optomechanical Design

Optomechanics is the field of mechanical engineering dedicated to the assembly of optical components. What sets it apart from the broader field of mechanical design is its focus is on the distortion of assemblies rather than their inherent constraints.

INO boasts a solid team of optomechanical experts who provide services ranging from consulting to complete turnkey design. Over the years, we have developed various innovative tools and approaches that offer the best solutions at very competitive prices.

Our expertise: Complex optomechanical systems

  • Optical component assembly with stable and robust alignment mechanisms (telescopes, spectrometers, illumination systems, laser sources)

  • Passive and active athermalization

  • Electronic packaging, including electrostatic dissipation (ESD) and electromagnetic interference (EMI), heat dissipation, and temperature control

  • Selection of the best adhesives and the appropriate application techniques

  • Complex tolerance analysis using our proprietary Monte Carlo analysis software

  • Numerical simulations

  • Standards (MIL-STD, FOTP, ESA, and others) 

Our strength: Rugged optical assemblies

INO designs ruggedized solutions for industrial, military, airborne, aerospace, astronomical, and biomedical applications. We always stay up-to-date on recent technological developments to improve dimensional stability, including the use of new materials to dissipate heat.

Fields of application:

  • Military systems

  • Medical systems

  • Aerospace

  • Industrial inspection 

  • Search and rescue

  • Defense and security

  • Remote sensing

  • Night vision systems

  • Material inspection

  • Astronomy


With experts from virtually every photonics specialty, the INO team offers optimal solutions that meet all our clients’ needs. We can assist you through every phase of your project, from design to final assembly, including optical alignment, performance characterization, prototyping, and short-run production.

INO can also perform a wide range of environmental testing: temperature, humidity, vacuum, shock, and vibration testing. These tests are critical to quality control; land, sea, and air transportation simulations; accelerated aging simulations; resonance frequency searches; specifications and standards compliance; and product qualification.


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