United States of America

Physical Optics Corporation
1845 W. 205th St.
Torrance, CA 90501

Physical Optics Corporation


Physical Optics Corporation (POC) is a systems integrator of advanced technology serving the military, defense, security and commercial markets. Focused on defense and aerospace technology, POC designs, develops, manufactures and supports a broad range of mission critical subsystems for avionics and network-centric systems for airborne and ground applications.



POC provides:

  • Mission Data Loaders, Data Transfer Systems, Crash Survivable Flight Recorders and high density Mass Storage systems that support new and legacy military and civil aircraft
  • military, law enforcement and first responders with integrated wearable electronic solutions
  • long-range multi-sensor systems, hyper spectral detection and electro-magnetic detection systems that provide real-time ability to detect, recognize, identify and geo-locate distant targets
  • cutting-edge, compact, ultra broadband tunable notch and band pass filters for radio communications, wireless data systems, CREW systems and jammers



Since its founding in 1985, the company has grown to a $50M company with 210 employees, that includes 85 engineers and 55 Ph.D.s. POC is a highly innovative small business, women-owned company, and is located in Torrance, CA with 5 buildings that occupy over 100,000 square feet.


POC houses some of the most highly advanced and unique research laboratories, as well as engineering, prototyping, development, testing and production facilities. The company complies with all applicable ITAR provisions. POC's production and quality programs are certified to ISO 9001:2000, AS9100C, AS9110A and managed under CMMI – ML3. The company has launched six (6) spin-off companies and holds 159 issued patents worldwide, covering over 40 technologies.

Manufacturer of Armaments