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Agilent Installs Leybold Coating System

Photonics.com
Jun 2007
Agilent Technologies Inc. said it will use a newly installed reactive magnetron thin-film optical coating system manufactured by Leybold Optics GmbH for coating components that require extremely precise spectral and polarization control. The Helios system -- the first to be installed in North America -- complements Agilent's capabilities in low-stress, high-performance coatings, said Vince Barich, Agilent Precision Optics operations manager. Agilent said it began shipping the first production parts in May 2007 and is now ramping the system to volume production.



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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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