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Customers are continually surprised to learn what is now possible using our advanced plasma deposition technology.

Our technology enables the routine production of optical filters with performance and price characteristics that were previously impossible. These informative white papers help our customers and partners maximize the advantage they gain by using our filters.

Thin-Film Optical Components for Use in Non-Linear Optical Systems

Thin-Film Optical Components for Use in Non-Linear Optical Systems

Dispersion controlled thin films boost the performance of NLO systems that utilize a femtosecond laser.

Ultra-Narrowband Optical Bandpass Filters with Large Format and Improved Temperature Stability

Ultra-Narrowband Optical Bandpass Filters with Large Format and Improved Temperature Stability

Sophisticated monitor and deposition methods enable multi-cavity narrowband filters that push the envelope of performance.

Advanced Plasma Deposition Improves Ultra Narrowband Optical Filters

Advanced Plasma Deposition Improves Ultra Narrowband Optical Filters

Published in SPIE Optical Design & Engineering December 18th, 2013.

A novel computer-controlled deposition system for multicavity filters improves their spectral precision and contrast.

Precision Infrared Narrow Bandpass and Dual Bandpass Filters Featuring Low OH-Band Absorption

Precision Infrared Narrow Bandpass and Dual Bandpass Filters Featuring Low OH-Band Absorption

Alluxa’s new precision infrared bandpass and dual bandpass filter technology brings new levels of performance with higher transmissions, steeper slopes, and flatter pass bands than traditional evaporated coatings.

Specifying Plasma Deposited Hard Coated Optical Thin Film Filters

Specifying Plasma Deposited Hard Coated Optical Thin Film Filters

Due to their complex nature and diverse end-use applications, thin film optical filters have always been a challenge to specify. This paper defines the major types of filters and offers guidelines on how to specify key attributes, while also optimizing the cost.

Thin Substrate, Dichroic and Polychroic Thin Film Filters Featuring Flatness < 0.1 Waves RMS

Thin Substrate, Dichroic and Polychroic Thin Film Filters Featuring Flatness < 0.1 Waves RMS

Alluxa introduces a new line of ultra-flat dichroic and polychroic high performance thin film filters that feature a flatness of <0.1wave RMS and transmission of greater than 95% without the need for backside compensation.

Flat Top, Ultra-Narrow Bandpass Optical Filters Using Plasma Deposited Hard Oxide Coatings

Flat Top, Ultra-Narrow Bandpass Optical Filters Using Plasma Deposited Hard Oxide Coatings

Thin film optical filters with ultra-narrow bandwidth, high transmission and flat spectral profiles improve optical system performance for a variety of applications such as LIDAR, laser cleanup, and instrumentation.

Next-Generation Thin-Film Optical Filters for Life Sciences

Next-Generation Thin-Film Optical Filters for Life Sciences

Next-generation thin-film optical filters enhance excitation and emission in fluorescence imaging and detection systems.

Durable, Front Surface Hard Optical Coatings For Replacing Laminated Soft Coatings

Durable, Front Surface Hard Optical Coatings For Replacing Laminated Soft Coatings

Alluxa’s proprietary high speed plasma deposition technology for the first time delivers the optical performance and durability of hard coated optical filters at laminated soft coating pricing.

New Metrology Techniques for Advanced Thin Film Optical Filters

New Metrology Techniques for Advanced Thin Film Optical Filters

Thin film optical filter technology has advanced to the point where the spectral slopes and blocking levels are challenging even the best metrology equipment and techniques.

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