LASEROPTIK is a manufacturer of high LIDT laser optics and coatings from UV to IR and employs more than 35 coating machines with 7 different coating methods. They include e-beam evaporation, ion assisted deposition (IAD), ion plating, magnetron sputtering, ion beam sputtering (IBS) and atomic layer deposition (ALD). Typical products are high LIDT mirrors, AR coatings, thin-film polarizers, gradient filters, dispersive coatings like GTI mirrors, chirped mirrors and mirror pairs, attenuators, customized filters, metal-enhanced coatings, coatings on crystals, fibers, viewports and space optics. LASEROPTIK offers special capabilities in their Ion Beam Sputtering section. Two IBS coaters have been built up for coatings on large substrates of up to 2 meters in length or 550 mm in diameter. With a team of about 100 people, LASEROPTIK produces up to 180,000 coated optics per year for laser applications in industry, medicine and scientific research.
LASEROPTIK uses dedicated equipment for dielectric coatings on large optics up to 2 m in length (long axis for rectangular shapes) or 1 m in diameter with a superior spectral uniformity over the complete surface and high LIDT values. Approved automated ultrasonic and manual cleaning procedures guarantee an optimum cleanliness even on these large scale geometries.
As part of our recently enlarged program for ultrafast laser applications, LASEROPTIK offers chirped mirrors, matched pairs and dispersive coatings. In addition, the use of high quality substrates with superior roughness from our Premium (<2Ȧ rms) or super-polished (<1Ȧ rms) product line helps to achieve lowest losses for these critical components. A variety of standard sizes is available from stock.
For any application which requires coated optics with extremely low losses LASEROPTIK manufactures mirrors with R > 99,998 % and total losses <10 ppm. These so called supermirrors are used in ring laser gyroscope assemblies or certain scientific and commercial applications.
LASEROPTIK uses modified IBS machines that are capable to produce low absorption and low scatter coatings on super polished substrates.