Coating of Temperature-sensitive Optics
AR Coating of GRIN Lenses
Most coatings are applied in high vacuum at temperatures well above 100° C which has a negative impact on some materials. This can lead to discoloration or malfunction.
LASER COMPONENTS has now succeeded in applying a broadband AR coating on such critical optics using IBS (ion beam sputtering). After coating, gradient-index (GRIN) optics were able to achieve an average reflection <1.5% in the range from 400 nm to 1000 nm. This allows a large wavelength bandwidth and large differences in the angle of incidence to be compensated.
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Photonex 2012, October, 17-18 2012, Ricoh Arena, UK, Booth D20
Opto, October 23-25, 2012, Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, France, Hall 1
Vision 2012, Nov, 06-08, 2012, Trade Fair Centre Stuttgart, Germany, Booth 1F14
electronica 2012, Nov, 13-17, 2012, Munich International Trade Fairs, Germany, Booth A2.306
About LASER COMPONENTS GmbH
LASER COMPONENTS is specialized in the development, manufacture, and sale of components and services for the laser and opto-electronics industries. With sales offices in four different countries, the company has served its customers since 1982. In-house production at six locations in Germany, Canada, and the USA began in 1986 and is meanwhile responsible for about half of its turnover. Currently, the family-run business employs more than 140 people worldwide.