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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,...
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...
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...
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...
CASTECH INC. - Fuzhou, China
Source of LBO crystals. Manufacturer of LBO, BBO, KTP, KD*P, KDP, Nd:YVO4, Nd:GdVO4, YVO4, Q-switches, LiNbO3, LiTaO3; and YVO4 birefringent wedges and displacers, and other optics.
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...
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...
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,...
LightWorks Optical Systems, Sub. of II-VI Incorporated - Tustin, CA
LightWorks Optical Systems is a leading provider of high precision optical assemblies, systems and components. LightWorks Optics, Inc. has recently been acquired by II-VI Incorporated, and has merged operations with Exotic Electro-Optics, also a subsidiary of II-VI Incorporated. The company has...
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...
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...
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 Photonics Corporation, Unit of IDEX Corp. - Boulder, CO
Manufactures high-power optical components, ion-beam-sputtered coatings for UV-SWIR and solid-state laser assemblies. Our objective is to provide custom and OEM laser optics on time and in spec. Products and services include low-loss AR coatings, thin-film polarizers, high energy laser mirrors,...
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...
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....
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.
Advanced Materials Processing Corp. - Lowell, MA
Artemis Optical Ltd. - Plymouth, England
Brinell Vision Ltd. - Dundee, Scotland
Crytur, Ltd. - Turnov, Czech Republic
Davis Marketing International LLC - Palm Harbor, FL
Dominar, Inc. - Santa Clara, CA
Epner Technology Inc. - Brooklyn, NY
Epolin, Inc. - Newark, NJ
Gooch & Housego (Florida) LLC, Sub. of Gooch & Housego - Melbourne, FL
Hudson Optical Laboratories, Inc. - Peekskill, NY
JG InterNational - Shanghai, China
K Lab Corp. - Hillsborough, NJ
Lambda Research Optics, Inc. - Costa Mesa, CA
Laser Components (UK) Ltd. - Chelmsford, England
Laseroptik GmbH - Garbsen, Germany
Layertec GmbH - Mellingen, Germany
OIB Optische Interferenz Bauelemente GmbH - Jena, Germany
OP-Unite Solutions Ltd - Fuzhou, China
Optida Co. Ltd. - Vilnius, Lithuania
Opto-Precision Pte. Ltd., Sub. of APP Systems Pte. Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
Optonetic - Orlando, FL
Photon Technologies, Inc. - Rockwall, TX
PLT Technology, Inc. - Santa Barbara, CA
Plymouth Grating Laboratory, Inc. - Carver, MA
Rugate Technologies, Inc. - Oxford, CT
Sacher Lasertechnik LLC, Sub. of Sacher Lasertechnik GmbH - Buena Park, CA
Scientific Materials, Sub. of FLIR Systems, Inc. - Bozeman, MT
Showa Optronics Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
Siltint Industries Ltd. - Manchester, England
SLS Optics Ltd. - Tromode, England
TelAztec, LLC - Burlington, MA
Thin Film Coating, LLC - Breckenridge, MN
Thin Metal Films Ltd. - Basingstoke, England
Tofico - Fresnes, France
UltraSource, Inc. - Hollis, NH
A thin layer of metal deposited on the surface of a substrate. The film may serve as a reflector, beamsplitter, neutral density filter or electromagnetic interference filter.
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...
A coating made up of particular birefringent materials having polarizing properties. It may be used, in some cases, to replace Polaroid or polarizing prisms.
laser coating material
soluble basic organic compound
AR anti-reflection coating
thin-film laser coating
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