Logan, UT--Ophir-Spiricon has opened a clean room at its new facility. The 840-sq-ft clean room is used for manufacturing the solid-state pyroelectric detector arrays used in the company's Pyrocam beam-profiling cameras.
The new clean room houses photolithography and thin-film-deposition processes. As is standard in photolithographic clean rooms, yellow lighting is used to prevent premature exposure of the photolithography materials used. The clean room complies with ISO 7 standards for airflow and filtration.
"The new clean room provides a cleaner production environment," stated Gary Wagner, president of Ophir-Spiricon. "This translates into less defects and better yield for both the
lithography and thin-film-deposition processes. In addition, we can produce larger, more dense arrays with higher pixel-fill factors for higher-resolution cameras."
Pyrocam is a solid-state, pyroelectric camera designed to create images of laser beam profiles. It measures the beam profile of both pulsed and continuous-wave lasers, for spectral ranges from 13 to 355 nm and 1.06 to 3000 µm. This includes deep-UV, excimer lasers, CO2 lasers, telecom near-IR lasers, and far-IR sources to the terahertz regon.
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