Photolithography Services manufacture patterned optics.
January 13, 2009 -
With contact exposing technique, Custom Photolithography Services can achieve geometries as small as 5 microns utilizing thin film coating materials. Metallic or dielectric materials are selected based on application's transparent, reflective, and/or conductive opto-electrical requirements. Patterns can be applied to most substrate materials, including plastic sheeting, making services suited for heated windows, wideband beamsplitters, encoder disks, and LCD displays.
(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)
|Original Press release |
1020 Calle Sombra
San Clemente, CA, 92673
Reynard Corporation Announces Custom Photolithography Services
Achieving geometries as small as 5 microns utilizing a variety of thin film transparent-conductive materials
San Clemente, CA - Reynard Corporation, a leading global supplier of optical components and custom thin film coatings announces custom photolithography services to manufacture patterned optics. Our contact exposing technique can achieve geometries as small as 5 microns utilizing a variety of thin film coating materials. Metallic or dielectric materials are selected based on the application's transparent, reflective, and/or conductive opto-electrical requirements. Patterns can be applied to most substrate materials, including plastic sheeting.
Patterned optics are utilized in diverse markets and in numerous applications, such as:
Elimination of Electro-magnetic Interference (EMI) for sensitive electro-optical systems - In this case, the coating material is a conductive metal. The size and spacing are designed for maximum protection at a specified frequency band, while providing high transmission in the visible range. This design approach is utilized in the manufacturing of high-performance aircraft windows.
Heated windows to reduce or eliminate fogging in multi-atmospheric systems - The conductive patterns are used as heating grids that are connected to bus bars on two sides of the substrate surface. These windows will heat up when exposed to low-voltage, high-current sources. This design approach is utilized in high-altitude anti-tank missile windows, as well as in the tip of endoscopes for the medical market.
Wideband beamsplitters that operate from UV to Far IR - An evenly distributed pattern is made of many small transmission holes or blocking dots to split the energy of the radiating source. An even split of energy is achieved when the density of the transmitted region matches the density of the blocked region. The split in energy can be changed by changing the ratio of the transmission region to the density of the blocking region.
Other applications include: Encoder disks, LCD displays, bar codes, reticles, transducers, and precision reference targets.
"Combining advanced thin film optical coatings with precision photolithography patterns allows for both the creation of novel optical solutions, as well as a reduction in the number of optical elements in a system, which saves in system space and cost." Says Forrest Reynard, President of Reynard Corporation.
Substrates to 18" diameter can currently be accommodated.
About Reynard Corporation
Established in 1984, Reynard Corporation designs and manufactures precision thin film optical products for a global customer base, both military and commercial. In-house operation capabilities include design, fabrication, photolithography, coating, and sub-assembly for a one-stop solution. Contact or Sales Department for further information (949)366-8866, firstname.lastname@example.org or for a free optical reference and product catalog, or visit our webpage for online ordering and reference at http://www.reynardcorp.com.
Conferences & Tradeshows
Bios Jan 24-25, 2009 - Booth 8622
Photonics West Jan 27-29, 2009 - Booth 6368 Defense and Security April 13-17, 2009 - Booth 1532