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Diode-Pumped Lasers: Performance, Reliability Enhance Applications
Neodymium-doped crystals and glasses such as Nd:YAG (neodymium:yttrium aluminum garnet) have long been used as laser gain materials. Optically...
Bandpass Filters: Past and Present
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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...
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...
Master Bond Inc.
- Hackensack, NJ
Master Bond Since 1976, Master Bond Inc. has been formulating high performance adhesives, sealants, coatings, potting/encapsulation compounds and impregnation resins for the photonics industry. Our products are employed by manufacturing companies, government laboratories, universities in optical,...
North American Coating Laboratories
- Mentor, OH
Precision Coatings for Optics. Manufacturer of custom vacuum-deposited thin-film coatings for glass and plastic optics. Precision control and instrumentation geared to coat large and small parts in all production quantity ranges. More than a dozen vacuum coating systems, ranging to 50-inch...
VisiMax Technologies Inc.
- Twinsburg, OH
VisiMax 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 optical...
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- Orangeburg, SC
Zeus delivers precision polymer solutions that transform businesses, markets and lives. We have dedicated 50 years to building partnerships, products and services. Headquartered in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Zeus employs approximately 1,300 people and operates multiple facilities around the...
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- Shanghai, China
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,...
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chemical vapor deposition (CVD)
A process of applying dopants to a glass bait by flame reactions of gaseous compounds. See also outside vapor-phase oxidation; inside vapor-phase oxidation.
ion-assisted deposition (IAD)
A technique for improving the structure density of thin-film coatings by bombarding the growing film with accelerated ions of oxygen and argon. The kinetic energy then dissipates in the film, causing the condensed molecules to rearrange at greater...
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