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Thin Film Optical Coatings

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Sort light energy and control optical performance with premium thin-film optical coatings.

Optical thin-film coatings modify the reflection and transmission properties of a substrate material as they are deposited onto the surface of an optical component. Using vacuum coating technology, Optiforms can deposit a variety of materials to enhance the spectral properties of an optical system, depending on its application.

Metallic Coatings

Bare Gold (Au)
Protected Gold (AU)
Enhanced Gold (EAU) with Dichroic Stack
Durable Protected Silver (AG)
Protected Aluminum (AQ)
Aluminum High Reflectance (ALHR)
Enhanced Aluminum (EA) for Visible
Bare Gold (Au)

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Optical Coatings Bare Gold Au Reflectivity Graph

Totally inert, gold is an excellent reflective surface for the near to far infrared spectrum.

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Protected Gold (AU)

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Optical Coatings Protected Gold Au Reflectivity Graph

Totally inert, gold is an excellent reflective surface for the near to far infrared spectrum, but in addition also offers increased durability.

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Enhanced Gold (EAU) with Dichroic Stack

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Optical Coatings Enhanced Gold AU Reflectivity Graph

High reflectivity throughout infrared spectrum enhanced with dichroic stack. This coating offers good durability and thermal resistance.

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Durable Protected Silver (AG)

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Optical Coatings Durable Protected Silver Reflectivity Graph

Silver is used for demanding broad-band reflectance applications including instrument mirrors. It has the best reflectivity for visible and NIR applications.

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Protected Aluminum (AQ)

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Optical Coatings Protected Aluminum Aq Reflectivity Graph

High reflectivity across visible spectrum with good handling characteristics due to silicon dioxide overcoat.

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Aluminum High Reflectance (ALHR)

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Optical Coatings Aluminum High Reflectance ALHR Reflectivity Graph

High performance broadband coating with reflectivity greater than 98% from 400-750nm.

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Enhanced Aluminum (EA) for Visible

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Optical Coatings Enhanced Aluminum EA Visible Reflectivity Graph

Increased reflectivity throughout the visible spectrum and improved durability.

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Ultraviolet Coatings

Enhanced Rhodium (Rh)
Enhanced Aluminum (EA) for UV
Aluminum MgF2
Enhanced Nickel (EN) for UV
UV Enhanced Nickel with IR Absorber
Deep UV
UV Dichroic Cold (UVDCC)
Enhanced Rhodium (Rh)

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Optical Coatings Enhanced Rhodium UV Reflectivity Graph

Optimized for the “I, H and G” UV bands with high reflectivity (around 95%) from 350nm - 450nm.

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Enhanced Aluminum (EA) for UV

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Optical Coatings Enhanced Aluminum EA Reflectivity Graph

Higher reflectivity than standard aluminum at UV wavelengths.

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Aluminum MgF2

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Optical Coatings Aluminum MgF2 Reflectivity Graph

High reflectivity across visible and UV spectrum, with the magnesium fluoride overcoat providing protection from oxidation

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Enhanced Nickel (EN) for UV

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Optical Coatings Enhanced Nickel EN Reflectivity Graph

Optimized for the “I, H and G” UV bands for high reflectivity.

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UV Enhanced Nickel with IR Absorber

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Optical Coatings UV Enhanced Nickel EN Reflectivity Graph

Optimized for the “I, H and G” UV bands. Characterized by higher reflectivity between 350nm - 450nm and minimal reflectivity between 500nm - 800nm due to added absorber.

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Deep UV

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Optical Coatings Deep UV Reflectivity Graph

Narrowband high reflectivty in the deep UV region.

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UV Dichroic Cold (UVDCC)

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Optical Coatings UVDCC Reflectivity Graph

Broadband coating with greater than 95% reflectivity in the UV spectrum and suppressed reflectivity between 500nm - 800nm due to heat absorber.

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Dichroic Cold Coatings

Cold Mirror
H-Series DCC
Cold Mirror

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A specialized dielectric mirror that reflects the visible spectrum, while simultaneously transmitting infrared wavelengths.

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H-Series DCC

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Optical Coatings H-Series DCC Reflectivity Graph

A high reflectance dichroic coating for the visible spectrum is combined with an infrared absorbing component, allowing over 75% of the infrared (heat) energy to be absorbed by the reflector.

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Hot Mirror Coatings

Hot Mirror
Broadband Hot Mirror
Hot Mirror

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Average reflectivity for long wavelengths is > 95% and average transmittance of shorter wavelengths > 85%.

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Broadband Hot Mirror

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Average reflectivity for a greater range of wavelengths is > 95% and average transmission of shorter wavelengths > 85%.

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Infrared Coatings

IR Filter
IR Filter

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Optical Coatings IR Filter Reflectivity Graph

Excellent near-infrared transmission with sharp cut-on available at desired wavelengths, and with completely suppressed visible spectrum.

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Capabilities Overview

  • Custom Design and Engineering
  • Coating Chamber
  • Substrate Size and Shape Specifications
  • Measurement and Inspection
  • Patterning

How Optical Coatings Improve Performance

Our thin film laboratory has been a leader in vacuum deposition surface enhancement coatings where maximum performance is a priority. Our unique gold and metallic coatings have been used in industries including aerospace, military, medical and many more applications requiring infrared reflectance.

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Our unique thin film optical coating laboratory offers you:

  • Uniform coatings for deep-dish surface of revolution components up to 46 inches / 1168 millimeters in diameter
  • Electrodeposited and Vacuum Deposited Coatings
  • Offer 6 coating chambers to accommodate small to large runs
  • Standard Coating Packages and Customized Coating Solutions
  • Performance measurement of our coatings using IRAD & Photo Spectrometry Technology
  • Coating Performance Graphs/Reflectivity Scans
    • Please note that these are provided upon request, and are typically performed on flat coupons coated in the same lot as the actual production units
  • Stripping, re-coating and optical refurbishment services available

Why Optiforms

Experience

With over 30 years developing precision optical components in multiple industries, our optical specialists take an educational approach to solving your challenges.

Partnership

We take a personal, partnership approach to overcoming your optical challenges and developing custom build-to-order optical component solutions.

Quality Craftsmanship

Highly skilled team uses leading edge technology and ISO 9001 certified processes to craft precision optical components to your specification.

Scalability

Our modern manufacturing facility includes 60+ electroforming cells and multiple vacuum chambers to meet limited to large scale production runs.

Optiforms Proudly Serves:

Aerospace & Defense
Medical
UV & Semiconductor
Specialty Lighting
Industrial