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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Master Bond Inc. - Hackensack, NJ
ABOUT MASTER BOND INC. Since 1976, Master Bond Inc. has been formulating epoxies, silicones, polyurethanes, polysulfides, UV cures and other specialty adhesive systems. Specialists in the field of epoxies, adhesives, sealants and coatings, Master Bond offers a wide range of adhesive formulations...
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...
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...
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,...
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 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...
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...
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...
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)...
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...
Alpine Research Optics - Boulder, CO
Heraeus Noblelight Fusion UV Inc. - Gaithersburg, MD
Abrisa Industrial Glass, Inc., Div. of Abrisa Technologies - Santa Paula, CA
Acktar Ltd. - Kiryat-Gat, Israel
American Computer Optics, Inc. - Irvine, CA
American Ultraviolet West, Div. of American Ultraviolet Inc., LESCO Div. - Torrance, CA
Applied Scintillation Technologies Ltd., Sub. of TQ Scientific Ltd. - Harlow, England
Aran Isles Chemicals, Inc. - Rockport, MA
Changchun Hengrun Optoelectronics Tech Co., Ltd. - Changchun, China
CVI Laser Optics, Unit of IDEX Corp. - Albuquerque, NM
Ellsworth Adhesives - Germantown, WI
EMD Chemicals Inc., Sub. of Merck KGaA - Waltham, MA
Hudson Optical Laboratories, Inc. - Peekskill, NY
JDSU, Optical Security & Performance Products - Santa Rosa, CA
JENOPTIK Optical Systems GmbH, Sub. of JENOPTIK AG, Optics Business Unit - Jena, Germany
L&L Optical Services, Inc. - Santa Ana, CA
Laseroptik GmbH - Garbsen, Germany
Lattice Electro Optics, Inc. - Fullerton, CA
Lebow Co. - Goleta, CA
Lens Technology - La Mirada, CA
Mereco Technologies Group Companies, Metachem Resins Corp. - West Warwick, RI
MicroCoat Technologies, LLC - McKinney, TX
National Polarizers, Inc. - Hempstead, NY
Optics Balzers Jena, Sub. of Optics Balzers AG - Jena, Germany
Optiforms, Inc. - Temecula, CA
Optonetic - Orlando, FL
Paradigm Research Optics - Loveland, CO
Performance Coatings International Laboratories, LLC - Bangor, PA
Photon Technologies, Inc. - Rockwall, TX
Prinz Optics GmbH - Stromberg, Germany
Quality Thin Films, Inc. - Oldsmar, FL
SLS Optics Ltd. - Tromode, England
Sterling Optics, Inc. - Williamstown, KY
Techspray, An Illinois Tool Works Co. - Amarillo, TX
TelAztec, LLC - Burlington, MA
Thin Film Lab - Milford, PA
Universal Thin Film Lab - Newburgh, NY
UVEXS Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
VIGO SL - Ozarow Mazowiecki, Poland
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...
One or more thin-film layers of optical material deposited on a mirror blank/substrate in order to enhance the way that substrate reflects light. For example of optical materials/optical coatings used in this application, see metallic...
A film applied to a coated or uncoated optical surface primarily for protecting this surface from mechanical abrasion, from chemical corrosion, or from both. For example, a thin layer of silicon monoxide may be added to protect an aluminized surface.
scratch resistant coating (SRC)
Thin layers intended to prevent damage to plastic optics.
A thin layer of a substance deposited on an insulating base in a vacuum by a microelectronic process. Thin films are most commonly used for antireflection, achromatic beamsplitters, color filters, narrow passband filters, semitransparent mirrors,...
A noncrystalline, inorganic mixture of various metallic oxides fused by heating with glassifiers such as silica, or boric or phosphoric oxides. Common window or bottle glass is a mixture of soda, lime and sand, melted and cast, rolled or blown to...
thin film coatings
anti reflectiion coatings
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