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- Ocean Springs, MS
At PFG Precision Optics our first priority has always focused on advancing technical competence to provide superior optical products to our customers. We produce a broad offering of very high precision spherical and flat optics, together with an extensive variety of durable long lifetime thin film...
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. Camera...
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...
- Newark, NJ
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asphericon Inc., Sub. of asphericon GmbH
- Sarasota, FL
Aspheric solutions made by asphericon. As an independent and recognized specialist, asphericon is the technological leader in efficiently manufacturing high-precision aspheres. With a completely new kind of technology asphericon is continuously pushing the boundaries of what is possible and...
- Fuzhou, China
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- Vienna, Austria
Born of fundamental quantum optics research at the University of Vienna, Crystalline Mirror Solutions (CMS) offers a ground-breaking optical coating technology that is currently redefining the standards of laser-based optical precision measurement. Our proprietary crystalline coating process...
- Oak Ridge, NJ
Esco Optics is excited to announce we have recently closed on the purchase of a modern 15K square foot facility in Oak Ridge NJ. The new building has expansion potential of up to 34K square feet of which we will begin as soon as we are cleared to start. Esco Optics now has the rare opportunity to...
Evaporated Coatings Inc.
- Willow Grove, PA
Evaporated Coatings, Inc. is a professional and experienced resource for your Thin Film Optical Coating requirements. ECI has been supplying high precision optical coatings for more than 50 years - from minute biomedical and fiber optic components to military and aerospace optics. ECI manufactures...
Gurley Precision Instruments Inc.
- Troy, NY
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Laser Research Optics, Div. of Meller Optics Inc.
- Providence, RI
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Meller Optics Inc.
- Providence, RI
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Newport Thin Film Laboratory Inc.
- Chino, CA
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- Fitchburg, MA
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- Balzers, Liechtenstein
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- Pennsburg, PA
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- Centennial, CO
Prototype to Production Quantities | Challenging Designs | Fast Deliveries For more than 20 years, Rainbow Research Optics, Inc. (RROI) has been providing optical components, optical coatings, and opto-mechanical assemblies to defense and commercial customers; serving industries such as: DoD,...
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- Lafayette, CO
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- Merrick, NY
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- Lowell, MA
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- Emerson, NJ
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- Plymouth, England
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- Santa Clara, CA
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- Philadelphia, PA
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- Hadano, Japan
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- Carver, MA
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- Boulder, CO
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- Buena Park, CA
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- Bozeman, MT
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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.
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