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Chroma Technology Corp. - Bellows Falls, VT
Manufacturer of optical filters and coatings for biomedical instruments and imaging systems, fluorescence microscopy, astronomy, space exploration and chemical analysis.
Altechna Co. Ltd. - Vilnius, Lithuania
ALTECHNA is a reliable supplier of laser optics, crystals, lasers and optomechanics. Since 1996 we have offered a wide range of laser related products, custom solutions and flexible support from our qualified staff for both academic and industry customers. Our products include: • General...
BMV Optical Technologies Inc. - Ottawa, Canada
Provides manufacturing services for optical components and thin-film coatings. Products include lenses (cylindrical and spherical), etalons, precision flats, beamsplitters, laser windows and mirrors, and work in the UV, VIS, NIR and far-IR spectrums. Metrology services are also available. ISO...
Cascade Optical Corporation - Santa Ana, CA
Manufacturer of custom vacuum-deposited thin-film coatings with more than 35 years of specializing in ion-assisted deposition, low-temperature, low-stress coatings for laser crystals and fiber optics. Supplier of custom components in prototype and production quantites. Custom Thin-Film...
Deposition Sciences Inc. (DSI), Sub. of Advanced Lighting Technologies, Inc. - Santa Rosa, CA
World Leader in High Performance, Ultra-Durable Optical Thin Film Coatings Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI®) is a pioneer in the design and production of innovative, ultra-durable precision optical coatings. DSI produces the most durable, heat resistant and reliable optical thin film coatings...
Esco Optics - Oak Ridge, NJ
US manufacturer of custom and standard optics for the UV, visible and IR wavelengths. In house production of lenses, windows, mirrors, blanks, prisms, filters and optical coatings. For over 50 years, we have proudly offered exceptional customer service, low prices and short lead times. ITAR...
General Dynamics, Division of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Global Imaging Technologies - Nashua, NH
Designs and manufactures a full portfolio of high-performance electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) systems and components that provide our customers the clarity, accuracy and reliability to successfully complete their mission. With the latest in optical production technology, our EO/IR systems and...
Guernsey Coating Laboratories, Inc. - Ventura, CA
Supplier of vacuum deposited optical coatings including bandpass and neutral density filters, antireflection coatings, and thermal, electron-beam, ion-assisted and ion-sputtered thin films. Research and development of ultrastable films for optical and semiconductor applications.
Gurley Precision Instruments, Inc. - Troy, NY
Manufactures stock and custom reticles, lenses, prisms, mirrors, resolution targets, step wedges, divided circles, absolute and incremental discs/scales, precision patterns and replications, measuring devices, rotary/linear encoders, engineering and surveying instruments and digital readout systems...
ISP Optics Corporation - Irvington, NY
A fully integrated manufacturer offering design and manufacture of high precision infrared custom and catalog optics, including aspheric and diffractive elements, multielement systems, custom and standard infrared coatings, and infrared zoom lens assemblies from prototype to production quantities...
L-3 Communications Applied Optics Center, Business Unit of L-3 Communications, Warrior Systems - Dallas, TX
L-3 Communications, Applied Optics Center offers a full-service optical fabrication and thin-film coating capability. Our advanced coating facility offers a variety of deposition processes for excellent coating performance, durability and environmental stability. Our precision assembly capability...
Laser Research Optics, Division of Meller Optics, Inc. - Providence, RI
Manufacturer and supplier of standard and custom laser optical components for CO2, YAG and excimer high-power laser systems. Capabilities include optical fabrication of flats, spherical radii, and meniscus parts and thin-film coating services. Optical materials include ZnSe, Ge, Si, GaAs, BaF2,...
Master Bond Inc. - Hackensack, NJ
ABOUT MASTER BOND INC. Since 1976, Master Bond Inc. has been formulating epoxies, silicones, polyurethanes, polysulfides, UV cures and other specialty adhesive systems. Specialists in the field of epoxies, adhesives, sealants and coatings, Master Bond offers a wide range of adhesive formulations...
Meller Optics, Inc. - Providence, RI
Manufacturer of coated and uncoated lenses, optical windows, prisms, mirrors and electronic substrates for lasers and analytical instruments. Materials include sapphire, quartz, BK 7 and other common laser glasses, germanium, silicon, zinc selenide, zinc sulfide, fluorides and ruby. Supplier of...
MLD Technologies, LLC - Mountain View, CA
Produces high-performance optical coatings and components specializing in the design, development and manufacture of ion-beam sputtered, low optical loss, laser-damage resistant thin films for the UV-VIS-IR spectral region. Product applications include lasers, laser devices, nonlinear crystals,...
North American Coating Laboratories - Mentor, OH
Manufacturer of custom vacuum-deposited thin-film coatings for glass and plastic optics, specializing in antireflective, reflective, ITO, conductive, metallic, filter and scratch-resistant films. Diamondlike and other protective coatings available for all substrates, including hydrophobic...
OPCO Laboratory, Inc. - Fitchburg, MA
Full service manufacturer of high precision custom optics, optical replication, diffraction gratings, electro-optical assemblies, metallic and dielectric thin-film coatings for prototype and high volume production. State-of-the-art manufacturing, coating, QC, assembly and class 1000 cleanrooms,...
Optics Balzers AG - Balzers, Liechtenstein
Optics Balzers has been providing innovative optical coatings and components, focusing on high-tech markets such as sensors and imaging, biophotonics, space and defense, lighting and projection, and industrial applications. Comprehensive know-how in optical thin-film coatings, glass processing,...
Perkins Precision Developments, LLC - Longmont, CO
Perkins Precision Developments, LLC, is now producing high quality coatings, optics and assembly, producing a broad range of custom and OEM precision optical components. PPD's dense and rugged ion-beam sputtering (IBS) process with optical fabrication and assembly provides a total optics...
PFG Precision Optics - Ocean Springs, MS
Manufacturer of precision optical components from UV through mid-IR wavelengths. Components include prisms, windows, filters, wedges, mirrors, beamsplitters, and all types of singlet, doublet and triplet lenses. Electron and ion-assisted deposition coating services available. Prototype production...
Rainbow Research Optics, Inc. - Centennial, CO
Manufacturer of precision optical components and high-power laser coatings from UV to IR. Supplier of stock and custom optics. Products include lenses, beamsplitters, filters, windows, mirrors, wave plates, large wedges and prisms. In-house coatings include antireflection, high reflection, dichroic...
Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. (RMI) - Lafayette, CO
Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. is a fully integrated manufacturer of high quality photonics products. Capabilities include: custom optical fabrication, UV/visible/IR coatings, optical assemblies, DPSS laser systems (1064/532/355 nm) and ultracompact laser marking engines. RMI can handle OEM...
Ross Optical Industries - El Paso, TX
Designs, manufactures and markets optical products including precision optical components from prototype to production quantities. Capabilities include optical design and engineering, coating, aluminizing, assembly and test. Specializes in conversions from conventional optics to digital imaging....
TecOptics, Inc. - Merrick, NY
Manufacturer of air-spaced and solid etalons, ultrahigh damage threshold laser optics and interferometer optics. Coatings from UV to near-IR. Optomechanical systems.
Thin Film Devices, Inc. - Anaheim, CA
• HEADQUARTERS: TFD, INC., Anaheim, CA • Leader in High Volume coatings for Electro-Optical, Solar and Flat Panel Displays. • TFD’s unique TCO process with surface roughness ≤10Å with a 1500Å ITO thickness. • Newly Developed TCO’s:...
VisiMax Technologies, Inc. - Twinsburg, OH
VisiMax is a provider of precision optical coatings for both glass and polymer optics. Offers an extensive range of coating types including antireflection, beamsplitters, hot and cold mirrors, protective hard coatings, ND filters, bandpass filters, metal and dielectric reflectors. Custom coating...
4Wave, Inc. - Sterling, VA
Abrisa Industrial Glass, Inc., Division of Abrisa Technologies - Santa Paula, CA
AccuCoat Inc. - Rochester, NY
AI Technology, Inc. - Princeton Junction, NJ
Alpine Research Optics - Boulder, CO
Aremco Products, Inc. - Valley Cottage, NY
Astro Optics Pvt. Ltd. - Mumbai, India
Atkinson Thin Film Systems, Inc. - Hampstead, NH
Crytur, Ltd. - Turnov, Czech Republic
DELTA, Optical Thin Film - Hoersholm, Denmark
Device Technologies, Inc. - Southborough, MA
Dominar, Inc. - Santa Clara, CA
Ducey Chemical, Inc. - Pennington, NJ
EMD Chemicals Inc., Sub. of Merck KGaA - Waltham, MA
Evaporated Coatings, Inc. - Willow Grove, PA
Gelest, Inc. - Morrisville, PA
Global Systems International - Orlando, FL
Hudson Optical Laboratories, Inc. - Peekskill, NY
I.G.S., Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Infinite Optics Inc. - Santa Ana, CA
Intellivation, LLC - Fort Collins, CO
ios Optics, Member of the Integrated Optical Services Corp. - Santa Clara, CA
Iridian Spectral Technologies - Ottawa, Canada
JDSU, Optical Security and Performance Products - Santa Rosa, CA
K Lab Corp. - Hillsborough, NJ
L&L Optical Services, Inc. - Santa Ana, CA
Laser Components GmbH - Olching, Germany
Laser Components USA, Inc., Sub. of Laser Components GmbH - Hudson, NH
LASERVISION GmbH & Co. KG, Member of the UVEX Group - Fuerth, Germany
LohnStar Optics, Inc. - Escondido, CA
Maier Photonics, Inc. - Manchester Center, VT
Mereco Technologies Group Companies, Metachem Resins Corp. - West Warwick, RI
Nanjing Co-Energy Optical Crystal Co., Ltd. - Nanjing, China
NiPro Optics Inc. - Irvine, CA
NuSil Technology LLC - Carpinteria, CA
OIB Optische Interferenz Bauelemente GmbH - Jena, Germany
Optical Filter Source, LLC - Austin, TX
Opticote - Franklin Park, IL
Optida Co. Ltd. - Vilnius, Lithuania
Optiforms, Inc. - Temecula, CA
OptiSource LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Opto-Line International Inc. - Wilmington, MA
Photon Technologies, Inc. - Rockwall, TX
Plymouth Grating Laboratory, Inc. - Carver, MA
Praezisions Glas & Optik GmbH - Iserlohn, Germany
Reynard Corp. - San Clemente, CA
Semrock, Inc., Unit of IDEX Corp. - Rochester, NY
Silicon Quest International, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Siltint Industries Ltd. - Manchester, England
SLS Optics Ltd. - Tromode, England
Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. - Indianapolis, IN
Spectral Optics, Division of Spectral Products - Putnam, CT
Structured Materials Industries, Inc. - Piscataway, NJ
Techspray, An Illinois Tool Works Co. - Amarillo, TX
Thin Film Coating, LLC - Breckenridge, MN
Thin Film Lab - Milford, PA
Thinfilms, Inc. - Hillsborough, NJ
Tofico - Fresnes, France
TwinStar Optics, Coatings & Crystals - Port Richey, FL
Tystar Corp. - Torrance, CA
United Lens Co., Inc. - Southbridge, MA
Universal Thin Film Lab - Newburgh, NY
VIGO SL - Ozarow Mazowiecki, Poland
A high-reflectance coating consisting of alternating layers of quarter-wave film of a higher refractive index and lower refractive index than the substrate. Such coatings can be made very specific to a reflected wavelength or, by varying the layers'...
Usually a dielectric coating on glass or plastic optics; a coating that is comparable in hardness to glass itself.
thin film coatings
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