Advantages of Hydrophobic Glass and its Coating
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Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the use of hydrophobic glass. Popularly known as self-cleaning glass, many companies have adopted hydrophobic glass due to its many fascinating benefits. Not very long ago, scientists realized that a glass with hydrophobic coating has more usefulness and durability than the normal glass. Since this discovery, many manufacturers have adopted hydrophobic glass to make better gadgets, car windows, house windows etc. This is »»

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Examples of Using Cylinder Optics for Beam Shaping
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In the modern world, the field of optics is very critical in many new technologies. Manufacturing, medical treatment, scientific research, and measurement are just a few sectors that depend on optics for day-to-day operations. Through optics, these industries are able to undertake efficient beam shaping which is critical for their various processes. Hydrophobic coating has become very important when it comes to optics. With this type of coating, you are able to produce speci »»

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Differences and Similarities between Cylinder and Spherical Lens Fabrication
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You must have realized that both spherical and cylindrical optics have a circular profile when viewed end-on. However, there is a common misconception that similar production methods apply to the two optics. The methods used in the fabrication process of these optics use a similar concept of grinding and polishing, but these methods aren’t entirely similar. These optics have different aspects, respond differently to various levels of pressure, stress, and more. Here is what »»

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Cleaning Optical Mirrors vs. Lenses – Key Differences
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Optical mirrors and lenses can get contaminated in many ways. The contamination can be minimized by returning the optics to their cases after use. Covering them for protection from the outside environment can also keep them clean for longer. Unfortunately, even with all these precautions, these items will eventually accumulate stains, dust, and other forms of contamination. The most recommended procedures for cleaning both optical mirrors and lenses are largely same. The fir »»

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Quality IR Optical Coatings
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IR optical coatings (IR for infrared) are used in many high end applications. They are used to make optical materials which are suited for patient’s needs. Lens coatings need to be created to resist damage. Most optical coatings are made using polycarbonate in order to prevent shatter upon impact. Polycarbonate is mainly used in the manufacturing of optical coatings because it is lighter in weight. It can be used to make lenses of superior optical quality. However, pol »»

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Types of Specialty UV Coatings and How They are Used
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Coatings have been used for many years to provide quality packaging. The main reason why coatings are important is because they offer protection and extend the lifespan of the contents in a package. Specialty UV coatings are used in printed packaging for decorative as well as protective reasons. They are applied in such a way that the package entices a consumer and is still able to protect the contents. Ultraviolet coatings are available in a range of finishes. We ar »»

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What You Need to Know About Multi-Layer Optical Coatings
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Optical coatings are often used to alter the physical or optical properties of various solid materials. When thin film coatings are applied on a surface, they alter the spectral reflection and transmission of optical components. Sometimes the thin film is made up of only one layer that is deposited on a specific substrate. In other cases, the thin film coating consists of many layers. These layers are put together in order to produce the desired optical filter. This is what i »»

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Common Applications of Notch Filter Optical Coatings
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Notch filters are simply optical filters which are designed to transmit some wavelengths and reject a portion of the spectrum. The filters are commonly used in applications whereby there is a need to reflect or reject electromagnetic radiation effectively and at the same time provide high transmission at wavelengths beyond the spectral region that is being rejected. They have dielectric coatings which is what enables the filters to reflect laser wavelengths. Notch filters ha »»

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How Penn Optical Coating Photoreactor m1 helps to Reduce Redox Catalysis Reactions from Hours to Minutes
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The Penn Optical Coating Photoreactor M1 (or PENNOC Photoreactor M1) is registered to Penn Optical Coatings, LLC under U.S. federal trademark registration serial number 87690998. One of the greatest selling points of the photoreactor is that it reduces redox catalysis reactions from hours to minutes. So, how does this photoreactor help reduce the time taken by redox catalysis reactions?  1.      Simplification of Optical Coating  The production of optical coatings »»

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The Evolution of Beam Steering Coatings for Micro Material Processing
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Micro Material Processing requires a lot of precision because of the small size of components and their often sensitive application (mostly dome for miniature functional components in medical devices, instruments, vehicles, systems, and machines). There is also a complex interplay of different factors to achieve the desired manufacturing function, be it the coating, cutting, drilling, marking, or scribing. The coating of these miniature components can be done using different »»

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