Alluxa Inc

Santa Rosa, CA 95403


About Alluxa Inc

Manufactures high-performance optical filters and thin-film coatings. Since 2007, Alluxa has rapidly grown from a small startup to a world leader in precision thin films.

Product Summary

Alluxa produces its filters with a new class of custom optical thin film coating equipment designed and built by our team.


3660 N Laughin Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
United States

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Alluxa produces its filters with a new class of custom optical thin film coating equipment designed and built by our team. The combination of our state of the art automation, proprietary control algorithms, and a patented plasma thin film deposition process allows the world's most difficult filters to be created.


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Optical filters

Ultra Series Filters

Alluxa’s new class of ultra-narrow filters are designed for applications such as laser clean up, LIDAR, telecommunications and instrumentation and offer the narrowest and “squarest...
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Optical Fabrication Equipment

Custom and OEM Filters

Alluxa can and will produce nearly any filter imaginable. Whether it's tunable filters, OD8 blocking, or high performance transparent conducting oxides with challenging technical...
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Optical filters

Multiband Filters

Bandpass filters, dichroic filters, and notch filters with multiple passbands, multiple edges, or multiple blocking bands.
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Optical filters

Bandpass Optical Filters

Ultra-narrow filters are designed for applications such as laser clean up, LIDAR, telecommunications and instrumentation and offer the narrowest and “squarest” filter profiles...



Emission line optical filters for astronomy available

Hydrogen Alpha (H-alpha) emission line filters are narrow optical filters designed for astronomy applications.

Plasma PVD platform produces optical filters with steep edges

The SIRRUS plasma physical vapor deposition (PVD) platform offers full spectral coverage from UV (200 nm) to IR (14 µm).
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Executive Forum

Photonics business roundup: January 2022

In case you missed it, several things happened in the photonics business world in January 2022.
Graph showing transmission of the custom multiband filters designed by Alluxa for the ETSI instrument.

Alluxa develops 15-band optical filters for exoplanet spectroscopy imager

The company’s multiband optical filter design is integral to Texas A&M’s Exoplanet Transmission Spectroscopy Imager (ETSI) instrument.
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This illustration depicts NASA’s Perseverance rover operating on the surface of Mars; Perseverance landed at the Red Planet’s Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021.

Optical filters from Alluxa land safely on Mars

Alluxa’s optical filters, specially designed for the advanced fluorescence spectrometer on the Mars Perseverance Rover, landed safely on Mars on February 18, 2021.
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Executive Forum

EnPro to acquire optical filters and coatings maker Alluxa

Alluxa’s optical filters and coatings complement EnPro’s existing portfolio of businesses in the advanced technology space and fit with EnPro’s growth strategy.
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Alluxa offers online catalog for fluorescence filter sets

An online catalog of fluorescence filter sets has been developed for use in COVID-19 testing devices.
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Alluxa PCR-specific filters have utility in testing patient samples for COVID-19

The Ultra series qPCR optical filters are specific to polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a method for detecting genetic material.

Alluxa IR notch filter features high-layer-count IR optical coating

A 10.6 µm infrared (IR) notch filter has an optical density >4.0 (OD4).
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Multicavity filter from Alluxa has use in lidar for autonomous vehicles

The multicavity filter improves signal-to-noise ratios in many fields, including lidar for autonomous vehicles.

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Biophotonics Techniques

Kinetic River selects Alluxa optical filters for use in NCI flow cytometer installation

Alluxa was chosen by Kinetic River to provide optical filters for installation in the Potomac flow cytometer at the National Cancer Institute.
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Alluxa life science optical filters catalog available

An online catalog for the company's Ultra Series life science optical filters focuses on fluorescence applications.
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Alluxa to display optical filters line at SPIE Photonics West 2016

The Ultra Series line of filters includes narrowband, dichroic, ultraviolet (UV), infrared (IR), and notch filters.
FIGURE 1. (a) Filter squareness is a direct function of cavity count. (b) shows repeatability of high-cavity-count-filters, with four consecutive runs of fully blocked, high-cavity-count emission filters run in two different chambers; and (c) shows blocking levels of Alluxa's high-cavity-count filters, where the noise floor on blocking measurements generally is between 60 and 80 dB.
Optics & Design

Fluorescence Imaging: Optical filtering basics for life sciences

Optical filters can have a dramatic effect on outcomes in life sciences. These principles demonstrate how next-generation thin film enhances excitation and emission in fluorescence...

Alluxa, Laser Components enter optical components distribution agreement

Alluxa has entered into a partnership to sell and distribute its optical filters and coatings in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Alluxa launches ultra-narrowband filters online catalog

An online catalog,, provides an overview of the company's selection of ultra-narrowband filters, along with technical information.

Alluxa to display ultra-narrow filters at SPIE Photonics West 2015

A line of ultra-narrow filters has utility in applications such as laser cleanup, lidar, telecommunications, and instrumentation.

Alluxa earns International Traffic in Arms Regulations certification

Optical coatings and filters maker Alluxa (Santa Rosa, CA) has received official International Traffic in Arms certification from the U.S. Department of State.