Instead of stealing Dave_F tool buying thunder by asking him optic questons, I thought I would start a new thread. My question to the optics professionals out there, "What do you know about the Huntsville optics community?" Several of us optics professionals in Huntsville are trying to take an informal survey on the nation's view of Huntsville's optic's programs and companies. This is due in large part to the city itself not promoting our technology well enough. Everybody knows we are an advanced technology center with NASA and DOD work, but nobody seems to know about the incredible optics work that is happening in Huntsville. Only people in the optics community seem to be familar with UAH as a top optics school, whereas non-optics people seem to know that Arizona, Rochester, and CREOL, etc. are great optic schools. Thanks for you input.