Inrad Optics: New Name, New Mission

Amy Eskilson

Since 1973, the Inrad name has symbolized expertise in crystalline optics. With its name change, Inrad Optics will also communicate the company’s focus on metal and custom optics.


Inrad Optics Pockels cells and Q-switch crystals are industry standards for medical, industrial and military laser systems.

The company Photonic Products Group is reclaiming its past and redefining its future with a new name: Inrad Optics. Founded in 1973 as Inrad, the company was one of the seminal nonlinear crystal growth companies in the United States. The most recent name change is part of a rebranding strategy that leverages its positive reputation—historic and current—while clearly communicating its focus on both the photonics marketplace and the investment community.

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