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ATC and Oxley Ally for Protective Coatings

Photonics Spectra
Jul 2005
In the UK, Advanced Technology Coatings Ltd. of Plympton and electro-optics supplier Oxley Developments Co. Ltd. of Ulverston have partnered to develop and supply laser protection coatings for the high-technology market, particularly in the US. The collaboration is an extension of the companies' relationship in fabricating optical filters for use in night-vision lighting applications. It will focus on creating optical products for use in specialized equipment, such as eyewear and instrumentation, that provide protection from laser energy used in defense and medical applications.


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electro-optics
1. The branch of physics that deals with the use of electrical energy to create or manipulate light waves, generally by changing the refractive index of a light-propagating material; 2. Collectively, the devices used to affect the intersection of electrical energy and light. Compare with optoelectronics.
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