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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.
L-3 Communications Applied Optics Center, Sub. of L-3 Communications, Warrior Systems - Dallas, TX
Applied Optics Center (AOC) is a world-class designer and manufacturer of precision optical assemblies that utilize our extensive thin-film coating expertise. For over 50 years, our state-of-the-art facility in Dallas, TX has produced a wide range of commercial and military optical coatings and...
Reynard Corporation - San Clemente, CA
Global Manufacturer of Custom Optical Thin Film Coatings For over 25 years, Reynard Corporation has been a premier supplier of custom optics to a global customer base. Reynard focuses on manufacturing the highest quality products with...
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...
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. was acquired by II-VI Incorporated, and merged operations with Exotic Electro-Optics, also a subsidiary of II-VI Incorporated. The integrated company is...
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...
Optometrics Corporation, A Dynasil Co. - Littleton, MA
Optometrics is an ISO 9001:2008 certified, lean optical components and optical subassembly manufacturing company committed to supplying its customers with high quality, cost competitive products and services. Operating out of a modern engineering and...
OZ Optics Limited - Ottawa, Canada
High Power Components/Isolators/Combiners/Patch cords/Connectors/ Intelligent Tunable Laser Diode Sources/Safety Interlocks/Shutters/Optical Coatings, Laser to Fiber Delivery Components, Adjustable Collimators/Focusers, PM/SM/MM Fused Fiber Couplers, PM Patch cords/Connectors/Splitters/Switch,...
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...
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.
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...
Ferson Technologies, Inc., An OSI Optoelectronics Co. - Ocean Springs, MS
Located in Ocean Springs, MS, Ferson Technologies is a subsidiary of California based OSI Systems. Our 20,000 foot facility houses equipment to fabricate spherical and flat optical components , our own coating chambers for single layer and multilayer coatings as well as capabilities for coating...
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. Over 30 Years in...
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...
Japan Cell Co., Ltd. - Machida, Japan
Fabricates adhesive-free sapphire, quartz and glass optics such as flow cytometry cells, ultrahigh vacuum cells for analysis and research. Also supplies drum lenses and fly eye lenses for inspection and exposure systems for semiconductor and flat panel display manufacturers.
Metrigraphics, LLC - Wilmington, MA
Worldwide supplier of high-precision photolithographic services. Core technologies include high resolution photolithography, micro-miniature electroforming, ion-beam etching and thin-film sputter deposition. Microfluidic nozzles and orifice plates. Extreme density flex circuits. Precision patterns...
North American Coating Laboratories - Mentor, OH
Precision Coatings for Optics. Manufacturer of custom vacuum-deposited thin-film coatings for glass and plastic optics. Coating types include Protective, Scratch-resistant, Reflective, Anti-reflective, Filter, Conductive, Transparent Conductive Oxides, Chemically Resistive, Hydrophobic. Quality...
Precision Glass & Optics - Santa Ana, CA
PRECISION GLASS & OPTICS – www.pgo.com PG&O has delivered high quality, precision glass, optics, and optical coatings for a variety of applications for over 25 years. The company has an extremely large inventory of glass products and a full optical fabrication shop to provide advanced...
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....
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: AZO, (Sn203:Cu)...
United Lens Company, Inc. - Southbridge, MA
ULC is ITAR registered & ISO 9001:2008 certified, vertically integrated optical component manufacturer in USA serving the defense/aerospace and commercial photonics industry since 1916. Providing precision glass fabrications to challenging thin-film coating for optics of various shapes and...
UTC Aerospace Systems, ISR Systems - Danbury, CT
Manufacturer of IR and electro-optical components and systems for industry, science, space exploration, environmental research and defense. Products include optics and optical assemblies, windows, optical coatings and filters.
VisiMax Technologies, Inc. - Twinsburg, OH
VisiMax Technologies is a precision optical coating services facility, with expertise in thin-film processes for glass and plastic optical components. Our experience and knowledge, along with the highest technology optical coating equipment, guarantees that we provide you with the finest quality...
ZC&R Coatings for Optics, An Abrisa Technologies Co. - Torrance, CA
ZC&R Coatings For Optics has an experienced design & manufacturing team of engineers to optimize a design for your optics application. Our ion-assisted (IAD) deposition is conducted in one of our 13 chambers and is key to producing durable coatings. Chamber sizes range from 24 in. up to 72...
Alpine Research Optics - Boulder, CO
Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH - Bad Kreuznach, Germany
Abrisa Technologies - Santa Paula, CA
AccuCoat Inc. - Rochester, NY
Acktar Ltd. - Kiryat-Gat, Israel
Advanced Thin Films (ATFilms), Unit of IDEX Corp. - Boulder, CO
American Computer Optics, Inc. - Irvine, CA
American Technical Ceramics, Sub. of AVX Corp. - Huntington Station, NY
Anatech USA - Union City, CA
Angstrom Sciences, Inc. - Duquesne, PA
Artemis Optical Ltd. - Plymouth, England
Astech-Optics - Petach Tikva, Israel
Astro Optics Pvt. Ltd. - Mumbai, India
BeamAlloy Technologies LLC - Plain City, OH
Beneq - Vantaa, Finland
Blue Ridge Optics LLC - Bedford, VA
Brewer Science, Inc. - Rolla, MO
California Thin Film, Inc. - Buellton, CA
Coastline Optics Inc. - Camarillo, CA
Colorado Concept Coatings LLC - Loveland, CO
Cool Clean Technologies LLC - Eagan, MN
Curtis Technology, Inc. - San Diego, CA
DELTA, Optical Thin Film - Hoersholm, Denmark
DichroTec Thin Films, LLC - Rochester, NY
Dominar, Inc. - Santa Clara, CA
Dontech, Inc. - Doylestown, PA
Electrogrip - Pittsburgh, PA
Ellsworth Adhesives - Germantown, WI
EMD Chemicals Inc., Sub. of Merck KGaA - Waltham, MA
Empire Precision Plastics - Rochester, NY
FISBA OPTIK AG - St. Gallen, Switzerland
FLIR Precision Optics, Div. of FLIR Systems, Inc. - Wilsonville, OR
G5 Infrared - Hudson, NH
Gencoa Ltd. - Liverpool, England
General Optics (Asia) Ltd. - Puducherry, India
Hardin Optical Co. - Bandon, OR
Hudson Optical Laboratories, Inc. - Peekskill, NY
IJ Research, Inc. - Santa Ana, CA
Industrial Hard Carbon (ICH), Div. of Anatech Ltd. - Denver, NC
Infinite Optics Inc. - Santa Ana, CA
Infrared Optics - Faridabad, India
Intellivation, LLC - Fort Collins, CO
International Micro Photonix Inc. - North Andover, MA
ios Optics, Member of the Integrated Optical Services Corp. - Santa Clara, CA
Iridian Spectral Technologies - Ottawa, Canada
Izovac Ltd. - Minsk, Belarus
JDSU, Optical Security & Performance Products - Santa Rosa, CA
JiangNan Optics Co., Ltd. - Ma'anshan, China
jobaTEC GmbH - St. Wendel, Germany
KOLZER srl - Cologno Monzese, Italy
L&L Optical Services, Inc. - Santa Ana, CA
LEW Techniques Ltd - Taunton, England
Materion Barr Precision Optics & Thin Film Coatings - Westford, MA
Materion Microelectronics & Services - Buffalo, NY
MaxEmil Photonics Corp. - New Taipei, Taiwan
Meopta U.S.A., Inc. - Hauppauge, NY
Micralyne Inc. - Edmonton, Canada
MicroFab - Manchester, NH
MIRWEC Film, Inc., Sub. of Yasui Seiki Co., Ltd. - Bloomington, IN
Multi IR Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. - Hangzhou, China
Nanofilm Ltd. - Valley View, OH
NiPro Optics Inc. - Irvine, CA
Northrop Grumman Synoptics, Bus. Unit of Northrop Grumman Corp. - Charlotte, NC
Omega Optical, Inc. - Brattleboro, VT
Oplatek Group Oy - Leppavirta, Finland
Optical Filter Source, LLC - Austin, TX
Opticote - Franklin Park, IL
Optiforms, Inc. - Temecula, CA
Opto-Precision Pte. Ltd., Sub. of APP Systems Pte. Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
Optonetic - Orlando, FL
Pacific Coast Optics - Roseville, CA
Photon Technologies, Inc. - Rockwall, TX
Pi-Kem Ltd. - Tamworth, England
Precision Coatings, Inc. - Walled Lake, MI
Reichmann Feinoptik GmbH - Brokdorf, Germany
Republic Lens Co., Inc. - Bangor, PA
Rugate Technologies, Inc. - Oxford, CT
Semrock, Inc., Unit of IDEX Corp. - Rochester, NY
Showa Optronics Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
Silicon Quest International, Inc. - San Jose, CA
SLS Optics Ltd. - Tromode, England
sp3 Diamond Technologies, Inc., Sub. of sp3 Inc. - Santa Clara, CA
SPTS Technologies Ltd. - Newport, Wales
Stellar Industries Corp. - Millbury, MA
Suzhou Jiujon Optics Co., Ltd. - Suzhou, China
Thin Film Coating, LLC - Breckenridge, MN
Thin Film Lab - Milford, PA
UltraSource, Inc. - Hollis, NH
Umicore Coating Services, Sub. of Umicore - Dundee, Scotland
Universal Thin Film Lab - Newburgh, NY
VIGO SL - Ozarow Mazowiecki, Poland
Wacom Corp. - Spring Valley, NY
Wavelength Technology Singapore Pte. Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
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 high-reflectance coating consisting of alternating layers of quarter-wave film of a higher refractive index and lower refractive index than the substrate. Such coatings can be made very specific to a reflected wavelength or, by varying the layers'...
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 filter used to selectively transmit light according to its wavelength and not its plane of vibration.
all-dry process aluminum
optical thin films
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