Coated filter substrate.
© Fraunhofer IST, Tobias Zickenrott
Coated filter substrate.

UV bandpass filter for sun observation

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Simulation of the plasma discharge (left), the target erosion profile (middle) and the particle transport (right) during magnetron sputtering.
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Simulation of the plasma discharge (left), the target erosion profile (middle) and the particle transport (right) during magnetron sputtering.

Simulation of optical precision coatings on curved components

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Particle monitor on the EOSS<sup>®</sup>.
© Fraunhofer IST, André Kaiser
Particle monitor on the EOSS®.

Particles in coating processes

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Program surface during a coating operation.
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Program surface during a coating operation.

New possibilities with MOCCA

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2-layer (top left), 4-layer (top right) anti-reflective systems compared to an uncoated quartz sample (below).
© Fraunhofer IST, Stefan Bruns
2-layer (top left), 4-layer (top right) anti-reflective systems compared to an uncoated quartz sample (below).

Anti-reflective coating with diamonds

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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:

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.

 

Optics

Here you can find further contributions of this business unit: