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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.
Reynard Corp. - San Clemente, CA
Supplies custom and standard optical components and thin-film coatings 0.2 to 50 microns (UV-FAR IR) to demanding specifications for military, aerospace, medical and telecommunication applications. In-house services include design, optical and mechanical fabrication, photolithography processing,...
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...
L-3 Communications Applied Optics Center, Business Unit of L-3 Communications, Warrior Systems - Dallas, TX
L-3 Communications, Applied Optics Center offers a full-service optical fabrication and thin-film coating capability. Our advanced coating facility offers a variety of deposition processes for excellent coating performance, durability and environmental stability. Our precision assembly capability...
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...
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 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.
Exotic Electro-Optics, Sub. of II-VI Incorporated - Murrieta, CA
Manufacturer of infrared and visible optical assemblies, windows, domes, lens systems and components; and high-precision sapphire windows and assemblies from prototype to production. Supplier of custom thin-film coatings for heating, EMI/RF shielding and low observables, as well as antireflection...
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.
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...
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...
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,...
North American Coating Laboratories - Mentor, OH
Manufacturer of custom vacuum-deposited thin-film coatings for glass and plastic optics, specializing in antireflective, reflective, ITO, conductive, metallic, filter and scratch-resistant films. Diamondlike and other protective coatings available for all substrates, including hydrophobic...
Optometrics Corp., A Dynasil Co. - Ayer, MA
Optometrics is an ISO certified, lean manufacturer of custom advanced optical components and custom subassemblies to OEM instrument manufacturers for a wide range of spectroscopic, laser and wavelength selection applications. Products include diffraction gratings, interference filters, metallic 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...
Precision Glass & Optics - Santa Ana, CA
PG&O provides complete in-house turnkey optics solutions including precision and commercial components, thin-film coatings, and fabrication for biomedical, military/defense, solar, digital cinema, and imaging. Quick turnaround on windows, mirrors, prisms, and assembled optics from square,...
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:...
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 is a provider of precision optical coatings for both glass and polymer optics. Offers an extensive range of coating types including antireflection, beamsplitters, hot and cold mirrors, protective hard coatings, ND filters, bandpass filters, metal and dielectric reflectors. Custom coating...
Reynard Corp. - San Clemente, CA
Abrisa Technologies - Santa Paula, CA
AccuCoat Inc. - Rochester, NY
Acktar Ltd. - Kiryat-Gat, Israel
Advanced Thin Films (ATFilms), Unit of IDEX Corp. - Boulder, CO
Alpine Research Optics - Boulder, CO
American Computer Optics, Inc. - Irvine, CA
American Technical Ceramics, Sub. of AVX Corp. - Huntington Station, NY
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
Brewer Science, Inc. - Rolla, MO
Coastline Optics Inc. - Camarillo, CA
Colorado Concept Coatings LLC - Loveland, CO
Curtis Technology, Inc. - San Diego, CA
DELTA, Optical Thin Film - Hoersholm, Denmark
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, Division of FLIR Systems, Inc. - Wilsonville, OR
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), Division 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 and Performance Products - Santa Rosa, CA
JiangNan Optics Co., Ltd. - Ma'anshan, China
KOLZER srl - Cologno Monzese, Italy
L&L Optical Services, Inc. - Santa Ana, CA
L.E.W. 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
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, 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
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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