Notes From the CEO

02 June 2016

New volume coating capability added to the SIRRUS™ plasma deposition platform, and new paper on filters for non-linear optical systems.

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Customers of Alluxa,

I'm pleased to announce our latest addition to the SIRRUS™ Plasma Deposition family, affectionately called the "Warthog" by our team.

The Warthog is essentially a scaled up version of our precision SIRRUS - Ultra platform, but now capable of running up to twenty five 250mm substrates at a time, which makes it the highest volume coating platform in the industry. Although it won't possess the industry leading sub-nm precision of the SIRRUS - Ultra process, it will still be capable of many of the mid-market filter requirements, such as environmentally stable dielectric mirrors, simple dichroics, IR-cut, and bandpass. Coatings incorporating transparent conductive oxides (TCO) are also planned. The Warthog will move to production status in Q3 of this year.

Check out our new white paper, "Thin-Film Optical Components for Use in Non-Linear Optical Systems", written by our Applications Engineering team, spearheaded by Alannah Johansen, which discusses issues arising with thin films in fast pulsed laser systems. An example of a wide band mirror with flat dispersion response is below.


wide band mirror with flat dispersion response

As always, follow us here and on LinkedIn to see the latest developments on this and other subjects.

Mike