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A polarizing coating is a coating made up of particular birefringent materials having polarizing properties. It may be used, in some cases, to replace Polaroid or polarizing prisms.
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.
MLD Technologies, LLC - Mountain View, CA
Experts In Thin-film Coating Design We practice a design-before-quote approach to help customers refine specifications and minimize technical risk. We understand how coated optical elements contribute to system performance. Our engineers use the most advanced design tools available to create...
Optics Balzers AG - Balzers, Liechtenstein
Solutions from Optics Balzers Optics Balzers is the innovative and independent industry partner for the development and production of coated optical components and subassemblies. The company possesses a broad and in-depth know-how in optical thin-film coating processes, complemented by...
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 solution...
TecOptics, Inc. - Merrick, NY
Creativity in Optics Over the last 20 years, TecOptics has introduced a comprehensive range of laser optics and high damage threshold coatings. We also have established a reputation as the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of air-spaced and solid etalons for OEM and custom...
Acton Optics & Coatings/Princeton Instruments, Div. 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...
Alluxa - Santa Rosa, CA
Located in Santa Rosa, CA, Alluxa was founded several years ago by a team of thin-film deposition veterans. Alluxa's core team brings together decades of expertise and diverse backgrounds in deposition, automation, metrology, and optics. Alluxa produces its filters with a new class of custom...
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 quantities. 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.
China Daheng Group, Inc. - Beijing, China
Offers a wide variety of off-the-shelf and custom optics; optomechanical components including lenses, telecentric lenses, mirrors, prisms, filters, polarizing beamsplitters, gratings; and crystal optics. Designs and manufactures lens systems for CCDs, CMOS, projectors and scanners. Also offers a...
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...
ISP Optics Corporation - Irvington, NY
ISP Optics is 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...
MOXTEK, Inc., Sub. of Polatechno Co., Ltd. - Orem, UT
Moxtek® is a leading supplier of advanced nano-optical and x-ray components used in display electronics, imaging, and analytical instrumentation. Moxtek provides innovative, solution-based products and services that enable many new scientific discoveries. Since Moxtek was founded in 1986, we...
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...
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...
Alpine Research Optics - Boulder, CO
American Computer Optics, Inc. - Irvine, CA
Aran Isles Chemicals, Inc. - Rockport, MA
Elbit Systems Electro-optics Elop Ltd., Div. of Elbit Systems Ltd. - Rehovot, Israel
Foreal Spectrum, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Grafix Plastics, Bus. Unit of GRAFIX, Industrial Products Div. - Maple Heights, OH
Karl Lambrecht Corp. - Chicago, IL
Layertec GmbH - Mellingen, Germany
LEB Technologies - Simi Valley, CA
LohnStar Optics, Inc. - Escondido, CA
MIRWEC Film, Inc., Sub. of Yasui Seiki Co., Ltd. - Bloomington, IN
OIB Optische Interferenz Bauelemente GmbH - Jena, Germany
Optics Balzers Jena, Sub. of Optics Balzers AG - Jena, Germany
Optida Co. Ltd. - Vilnius, Lithuania
Orgus Photonics, Div. of Vudlita UAB - Raseiniai, Lithuania
Paradigm Research Optics - Loveland, CO
Showa Optronics Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
Sterling Optics, Inc. - Williamstown, KY
Tofico - Fresnes, France
Universal Thin Film Lab - Newburgh, NY
VLOC, Sub. of II-VI Inc. - New Port Richey, FL
A coating made up of particular birefringent materials having polarizing properties. It may be used, in some cases, to replace Polaroid or polarizing prisms.
A filter that polarizes light passing through it. It is possible to fabricate sheets of plastic or gelatin that contain birefringent crystals so oriented as to pass only polarized light. Such sheets are more convenient to use than polarizing prisms.
soluble organic compounds
thin film coatings
crystals that block polarized light
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