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Applied Optics Center (AOC) is a world-class designer and manufacturer of precision optical components and assemblies utilizing our extensive thin-film coating and optical assembly expertise. For over 50 years, our state-of-the-art facility in Dallas, TX has produced a wide range of commercial and...
Cascade Optical Corporation
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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...
Deposition Sciences Inc. (DSI), Sub. of Lockheed Martin
- 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...
Lambda Research Optics Inc. (USA)
- Costa Mesa, CA
For more than 15 years, Lambda Research Optics, Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of laser optics with high power thin film coatings and high precision fabrications. Lambda serves a wide range of industries, such as Biotech, Semi-conductor, Industrial, Defense & Security, and many...
Newport - Corion Filters & Mirrors
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Newport's Franklin facility has been supplying Corion® brand optical filters since 1967. With the acquisition of Spectra-Physics Lasers and Photonics which included the Franklin coating facility, Newport significantly expanded it's thin-film capabilities, broadening the portfolio of...
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...
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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...
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Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. (RMI)
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As one of the original laser optics manufacturers in the US, Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. (RMI) has a longstanding history of developing and advancing high quality precision custom optics, specialty coatings, simple and complex opto-mechanical assemblies for Deep UV through Far IR applications....
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That term pertaining to the spectral region that can be perceived by the eye.
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 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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