EOSS® platform – demonstration of long-term stable distribution

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Optical interference coating systems on polymer films

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Uniform coatings on the EOSS® platform

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PECVD coatings for optical coating systems

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Scratch-resistant antireflective coatings

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Optics

In its ”Optics” business unit the Fraunhofer IST is active with a variety of thin-film technologies in developing new solutions for new industrial applications. These include:

  • The development and manufacture of coatings for optical components
  • Systems for the deposition of high-grade optical coatings on flat and curved lenses
  • The EOSS® production platform for manufacturing optical filters and laser components
  • The development of new materials for intelligent coatings, such as electrically switchable filters
  • Highly durable broadband anti-reflective coatings on sapphire and glass
  • Micro-structured optical filter coatings for imaging applications
  • Optical coatings on plastic surfaces
  • Use of simulation in designing and optimizing coating processes and installations in low-pressure systems
  • Development of innovative transparent conductive coatings for lighting technology and oxide electronics

In the field optical metrology the Fraunhofer IST focuses  on the following topics:

  • In-situ monitoring of coating processes with MOCCA®
  • Mapping system for measurement of ellipsometry, reflection, transmission, flare and Raman spectroscopy on 60 x 60 cm2
  • Defect analysis of optical layers by means of FIB REM and confocal optical microscopy
  • Testing the wear and corrosion resistance of optical surfaces and coatings

Clients of this business unit include companies in the optical industry, the automotive industry, aerospace, manufacturers of displays and data storage media as well as plant manufacturers and contract coating companies.