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AVR Optics provides a best in class service to Universities and Government Labs throughout the USA and Canada.

At AVR Optics we are all about Photonics. We provide fast, high-quality, technical and logistical support and we’re here to guide you through your purchase, every step of the way. From product selection and evaluation, through to purchase, delivery and post sales support, you can rely on us for help and advice.

We are the chosen partner for Semrock Optical Filters, which have become the standard for life science and Raman spectroscopy. And we are proud to be able to offer you world-class spatial light modulators from Meadowlark Optics, and instrumentation grade laser diode modules from Vortran Laser Technology.

We look forward to hearing from you and your applications!

A Welcome from our Suppliers

  • Meadowlark Optics is delighted to add AVR Optics as our only United States based distributor. We have worked with the international management team of AVR Optics for over 10 years. They were instrumental in growing our spatial light modulator (SLM) business in the United Kingdom, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them in the US. Their knowledge of our product and market makes them a great fit and valuable technical resource for our customers. Our collective goal is to provide researchers with innovative solutions and world-class technical support. We believe together we can address the most challenging applications in a variety of scientific fields.

    Kelly Gregorak,
    Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Meadowlark Optics.

    Kelly Gregorak, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Meadowlark Optics.
  • After working with the Management Team of AVR for many years, we at Vortran Laser are excited to have them in the U.S. representing our products. They are professional, highly technical, customer oriented, and incredibly capable to service this market and promote Vortran’s products. AVR is the best partner for Vortran, and we expect a long lasting and exciting future working with them in this new capacity.

    Steve Throne,
    Senior V.P. of Vortran Laser Technology, Inc.

    Steve Throne, Senior VP Vortran Technology, Inc.
    Steve Throne, Senior V.P. of Vortran Laser Technology
  • The team at Semrock is ecstatic to welcome AVR Optics to our sales team. We have a long history of successful business ventures together, and look forward to offering our customers even higher levels of customer service. It was important for us to find a partner that shared our values of Trust, Teamwork, and Excellence in all phases of business. We think of AVR as a true extension to our factory and hope that you will as well.

    Michael Ransford,
    GM Semrock

    Michael Ransford, General Manager, Semrock
    Michael Ransford, General Manager Semrock

Our specialization

AVR Optics specializes in optical filters, filter sets and cubes, spatial light modulators, and laser diode modules and systems.


Take a shortcut to your solution via our applications and product knowledge.

Market Knowledge

Let us help craft solutions that meet the needs of even the most demanding commercial requirements.

Direct Contact

Get the answers you need without delay from your dedicated sales team.


Rely on guaranteed performance, every time.

Our Optical Filters Portfolio

Semrock BrightLineBasicWe offer the most spectrally sophisticated optical filters on the market. Manufactured by Semrock to the highest standards, these filters deliver exceptional performance:

  • highest brightness & blocking
  • sharpest transitions and low ripple
  • high durability and repeatability

Our filters are used the world over to drive significant improvements in imaging & to deliver faster image capture and measurement times. The superlative quality of these filters reduces downtime and enables repeatable manufacturing. At the same time, complex custom designs can be accommodated to reduce the number of optical components required.

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Customer Service
Staff with scientific background
Understanding of university and governmental lab needs
Solutions which fit to your application

Our Philosophy


We are committed to doing business with the utmost respect for our customers, employees, and suppliers. We do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religion, culture, disability, or race. We conduct our business in a fair and honest manner and have zero tolerance for corrupt practices.


We take great pride in delivering work of the highest quality and constantly look for ways to improve the satisfaction of our customers. Our process control, and quality management systems meet the requirements of ISO 9001-2008 and we work solely with suppliers who share our ethos and who have a proven track record of performing at the very highest levels of quality.


We are committed to providing our customers with the very best support and we invest heavily in people and services to do so. Our team, all educated to BSc and beyond, are highly experienced in optics. They undergo many years of additional technical training so that they can advise our customers swiftly and accurately. Our processes are regularly streamlined to reflect our customers’ needs and expectations, and we constantly strive to deliver improved levels of customer satisfaction across all of the company.

Our partners

We are proud to be the chosen partner of Semrock, Vortran Laser Technology, Liquid Instruments and Meadowlark Optics.

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