Optical Coatings on Plastics enable lightweight optics.
Press Release Summary:
Operating from visible through IR spectral wavelengths, thin film optical coatings can be deposited on materials such as UltemÂ®, ZeonexÂ®, and various polycarbonate plastics. Properties suit applications requiring lightweight and low-cost optics, such as LED lighting, medical devices, UAV optics, and photovoltaic solar systems. Specific products include band pass filters, dichroic coatings, high reflectors, and various metals coatings.
Original Press Release:
DSI's New Optical Coatings on Plastics
June 22, 2009 - Santa Rosa, CA - Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI), manufacturer of highly durable thin film optical coatings, introduces optical coatings on plastic materials and substrates. The new optical thin film coatings can be deposited on materials such as Ultem®, Zeonex®, and a variety of polycarbonate plastics. The extremely rugged and reliable coatings for plastic optics operate from the visible through the infrared spectral wavelengths. Thin film plastic coatings are ideal for diverse applications where lightweight and low cost optics are specified, such as LED lighting and medical devices. Other applications include UAV optics and photovoltaic solar systems.
DSI's highly durable optical thin film coatings include band pass filters, dichroic coatings, high reflectors, and various metals coatings. DSI's proprietary MicroDyn® sputtering deposition technology yields high performance coatings on plastics, metals, and other thin film materials, enables superior multilayer thin film coatings for optics, MEMS and other thin film nano-technologies. This highly durable, patented uniform coating will pass the stringent environmental tests of 24 hour humidity, adhesion and moderate abrasion.
Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI) - Santa Rosa, CA - www.depsci.com - For over 20 years, Deposition Sciences has produced the most durable optical thin film filter coatings in the industry. DSI's coating capability ranges from the ultraviolet (UV), through the visible and includes near-infrared (NIR), midwave-infrared (MWIR) and out to the longwave-infrared (LWIR). At the heart of these capabilities is DSI's patented MicroDyn reactive sputtering technology enabling superior multilayer thin film coatings for optics, MEMS and other thin film technologies.