High-performance optical filters and thin-film coatings for sophisticated systems
Alluxa ULTRA Series thin films are specifically designed to be integrated into the most sophisticated instruments used in biotechnology, remote sensing, telecommunications, chemical engineering, robotics, and a variety of other fields.
Figure 1. A variety of ULTRA Series bandpass filters showing high transmission from the UV to the IR.
Through a combination of precision wavelength control, ultra-steep edges, deep blocking, and the industry's highest transmission levels, Alluxa’s ULTRA Series of hard-coated, thin-film optical bandpass filters will optimize the performance of a variety of instruments.
With the narrowest bandwidths and highest transmission in the industry, Alluxa’s thin-film, ultra-narrow bandpass filters will optimize the performance of laser based systems.
Figure 1. Broad range transmission notch filter used for precision blocking of the 532 nm frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser.
The deep blocking, tight wavelength control, steep edges, and wide-range transmission of ULTRA Series thin-film notch filters all allow for precision blocking of lasers or other light sources, without sacrificing the quality of target signals. Continue reading
Figure 1. Ultra-steep, high-transmission longpass dichroic beamsplitter for use in fluorescence microscopy applications.
The steep edges, maximum transmission, and maximum reflection of ULTRA Series thin-film dichroic filters all translate into minimal loss of light intensity and optimal instrument performance. Each ULTRA Series dichroic filter, polychroic filter, dichroic beamsplitter, or beam combiner is resistant to laser damage and can be designed to work at any angle. All are ideal for use in applications such as fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, and Raman spectroscopy.
Figure 1. ULTRA Series high-reflectivity dielectric mirror with broadband reflection from the UV to the IR.
Alluxa's ULTRA Series of high-reflectivity dielectric mirrors provide close to 100% reflection over a broad or precise range of wavelengths. Each hard coated, thin-film dielectric mirror is resistant to laser damage and all will boost instrument performance by preserving light source intensity.
Challenging custom optical filters without prohibitive pricing
Figure 1. A unique custom optical filter designed to shape the spectrum of a Xenon arc lamp to resemble that of the sun.
Figure 2. The resulting spectrum produced when light from the Xenon arc lamp is transmitted through the custom filter.
At Alluxa, we are continually striving to improve our products by researching and developing novel thin-film technologies. Therefore, we welcome any custom optical filter requests for non-standard spectral shapes, unusual coating materials, tunable filters, extreme blocking, or any other challenging technical specifications.
Durable, hard-coated optical filters for replacing laminated filters
Alluxa offers a series of hard-coated optical filters that deliver increased performance and durability over traditional soft-coated filters, at comparable prices. These soft-coating replacement filters are available with center wavelengths across the visible spectrum with bandwidths typically between 10 nm and 50 nm. All of the hard-coated filters in this series offer both greater than 90% transmission and greater than OD4 blocking at prices that are comparable to laminated filters. Continue reading