Optical systems are the functional core in a multitude of applications, both for everyday use and for highly specialized systems. They can be found in fitness trackers as well as on a Mars Rover. Interference filters are always required to reduce reflection, limit transmission or select polarization. The use of different light sources from LED to laser and combination with suitable sensor technology lead to multiple requirements across wide spectral ranges.
Based on a simulation-supported understanding of the process, we are able to adapt our coating processes to produce the best coating properties and substrate geometries. The EOSS® technology licensed to equipment manufacturers enables the production of new and extremely sophisticated optical coatings on an industrial scale with high process reliability. The productivity of the coating facilities of our customers can be enhanced through our process monitoring and control software MOCCA+®, which not only allows optical in-situ monitoring, but can also adaptively control the coating process. This technology allows us to achieve complex filters with many hundreds of layers, which we design based on your requirements. Furthermore, we have a wide range of options for combining these with special properties such as scratch protection, contact angle or even structuring.
We are able to achieve the required optical properties even on unusual substrates such as sapphire or plastics in a wide variety of sizes, flat or curved. These competences are supplemented by the development of optical measurement technology, tailored to the specific wishes and requirements of our customers. We are happy to determine the cost drivers on the basis of the specification and to search for optimization potential.