NIST IR reflectance standard once again available from Epner Technology

June 12, 2012
Brooklyn, NY--Epner Technology announced that it will once again offer its "NIST Traceable Infrared Reflectance Standard" Laser Gold calibration mirror.

Brooklyn, NY--Electro-plating company Epner Technology announced that it will once again offer its "NIST Traceable Infrared Reflectance Standard" calibration mirror. The relationship between the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and Epner began in the late 1970s when Epner's electrochemically deposited Laser Gold was chosen by the then National Bureau of Standards to replace their evaporated gold coated reference mirror. But even though Epner Technology's Laser Gold was the sole and single standard (#2011) for infrared (IR) reflective material for more than twenty years, the relationship ended some twenty-five years later due to a policy change at NIST.

However, Epner says that NIST again turned to Laser Gold's reflectance and ruggedness to be used in a nationwide "Star" Inter-Comparison of Infrared Reflectivity. This study was comprised of some 23 Department of Defense and private optical laboratories and the mirrors supplied by Epner for this study are the same NIST Traceable Standard mirrors that are again available around the world.

Founded in 1910 and still under third generation family management, Epner Technology is a high-tech engineering and specification plating company that specializes in plating difficult metal substrates including molybdenum, titanium, and beryllium, and plating engineering plastics such as Ultem, Teflon, Torlon and Ryton.

Since 1938, when founding partners Cohan and Epner were sought by Columbia University Radiation Labs to plate silver on the earliest microwave RADAR systems, Epner Technology says it has become synonymous with technological innovation, working with clients that include NASA, major defense sector and aerospace contractors, and the US military.

SOURCE: Epner Technology; http://epner.com

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Gail Overton | Senior Editor (2004-2020)

Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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