Edmund Optics adds ion beam sputtering to its optical coating competencies
Optics manufacturer Edmund Optics has ordered the SPECTOR ion beam sputtering system from Veeco Instruments.
Optics manufacturer Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ) has ordered the SPECTOR ion beam sputtering system from Veeco Instruments (Plainview, NY), supporting Edmund's laser optics offerings for infrared (IR), visible, and ultraviolet (UV) systems. The platform adds to the company's existing expertise in aspheric design and manufacturing, advanced optical metrology, and production of optics designed for high laser fluence applications.
The ion beam sputtering platform is engineered to improve key production parameters, such as target material utilization, optical endpoint control, and process time for optical coating applications. The platform offers low scatter loss, high film purity, stable deposition rates, and film thickness control of <0.1 nm.