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Acton Optics & Coatings/Princeton Instruments, Division of Roper Industries - Acton, MA
Acton Optics & Coatings provides high laser damage threshold excimer and UV laser optics, Al and MgF2 broadband mirrors and coatings, VUV/UV optical filters, detector-enhanced coatings and assemblies. Acton has a reputation spanning 50 years working with researchers and engineers in disciplines...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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,...
Newport Thin Film Laboratory, Inc. - Chino, CA
NTFL has been proving quality coatings worldwide for 35+ years, helping customers overcome engineering hurdles by designing and manufacturing coatings for commercial, aerospace, military, UV curing, germicidal, semiconductor, medical technology and scientific applications. Newport Thin Film...
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,...
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...
Precision Glass & Optics - Santa Ana, CA
PG&O provides complete in-house turnkey optics solutions including precision and commercial components, thin-film coatings, and fabrication for biomedical, military/defense, solar, digital cinema, and imaging. Quick turnaround on windows, mirrors, prisms, and assembled optics from square,...
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...
Research Electro-Optics, Inc. (REO) - Boulder, CO
Volume manufacturer of high-precision thin-film coatings, optics and optomechanical assemblies for the ultraviolet through the long-wave infrared. Also produces high-performance HeNe lasers. Markets served include semiconductor process equipment, aerospace/defense systems, telecom, laser...
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...
Spectrum Thin Films Inc. - Hauppauge, NY
Manufacturer of optics and coatings from 0.193 to 20 microns: antireflection, reflectors, beamsplitters, polarizing control, laser coatings, filters and development runs. Custom high laser damage coatings and thin-film express (24 hour) service; and one-week delivery on prototypes. IBS sputtering...
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...
Abrisa Industrial Glass, Inc., Division of Abrisa Technologies - Santa Paula, CA
Acktar Ltd. - Kiryat-Gat, Israel
Alpine Research Optics - Boulder, CO
American Computer Optics, Inc. - Irvine, CA
American Ultraviolet West, Division of American Ultraviolet Inc., LESCO Div. - Torrance, CA
Applied Scintillation Technologies Ltd., Sub. of TQ Scientific Ltd. - Harlow, England
Aran Isles Chemicals, Inc. - Rockport, MA
Changchun Hengrun Optoelectronics Tech Co., Ltd. - Changchun, China
CVI Laser Optics, Unit of IDEX Corp. - Albuquerque, NM
Ellsworth Adhesives - Germantown, WI
EMD Chemicals Inc., Sub. of Merck KGaA - Waltham, MA
Fusion UV Systems, Inc., A Spectris Co. - Gaithersburg, MD
Hudson Optical Laboratories, Inc. - Peekskill, NY
JDSU, Optical Security and Performance Products - Santa Rosa, CA
JENOPTIK Optical Systems GmbH, Sub. of JENOPTIK AG, Optics Business Unit - Jena, Germany
L&L Optical Services, Inc. - Santa Ana, CA
Laseroptik GmbH - Garbsen, Germany
Lattice Electro Optics, Inc. - Fullerton, CA
Lebow Co. - Goleta, CA
Lens Technology - La Mirada, CA
Mereco Technologies Group Companies, Metachem Resins Corp. - West Warwick, RI
MicroCoat Technologies, LLC - McKinney, TX
National Polarizers, Inc. - Hempstead, NY
Optics Balzers Jena, Sub. of Optics Balzers AG - Jena, Germany
Optiforms, Inc. - Temecula, CA
Optonetic - Orlando, FL
Photon Technologies, Inc. - Rockwall, TX
Prinz Optics GmbH - Stromberg, Germany
SLS Optics Ltd. - Tromode, England
Sterling Optics, Inc. - Williamstown, KY
Techspray, An Illinois Tool Works Co. - Amarillo, TX
TelAztec, LLC - Burlington, MA
Thin Film Lab - Milford, PA
Universal Thin Film Lab - Newburgh, NY
UVEXS Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
VIGO SL - Ozarow Mazowiecki, Poland
A thin layer of material applied to a lens surface to reduce the amount of reflected energy. Ideally the index of refraction of that material should be equal to the square root of the product of the indices of the material on either side of the...
One or more thin-film layers of optical material deposited on a mirror blank/substrate in order to enhance the way that substrate reflects light. For example of optical materials/optical coatings used in this application, see metallic...
A film applied to a coated or uncoated optical surface primarily for protecting this surface from mechanical abrasion, from chemical corrosion, or from both. For example, a thin layer of silicon monoxide may be added to protect an aluminized surface.
scratch resistant coating (SRC)
Thin layers intended to prevent damage to plastic optics.
A thin layer of a substance deposited on an insulating base in a vacuum by a microelectronic process. Thin films are most commonly used for antireflection, achromatic beamsplitters, color filters, narrow passband filters, semitransparent mirrors,...
A noncrystalline, inorganic mixture of various metallic oxides fused by heating with glassifiers such as silica, or boric or phosphoric oxides. Common window or bottle glass is a mixture of soda, lime and sand, melted and cast, rolled or blown to...
thin film coatings
anti reflectiion coatings
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