Penn Optical Coatings has developed a broad range of thin film coating capabilities to serve optical fabricators, manufacturers and end users of optical components. We adhere to a comprehensive QMS system and robust process control for repeatable and reliable optical coating performance. We employ a variety of methods to monitor and measure spectral and optical performance. Penn Optical Coatings leverages its internal expertise and coating knowledge to meet you at every step in the process.
Every optical coating or application is unique—just like the processes needed to create them.
Penn Optical Coatings offers extensive coating capabilities:
Fused Silica, all visible glass types, ceram glass (Zerodur), Color Filter Glass, Germanium, Silicon, Calcium Fluoride, Zinc Sulphide (Cleartran), Zinc Selenide, acrylics
180 nm – 6 µm
>99%, typical, both faces coated
up to 30 J/cm^2 at 1064 nm, 20 ns pulses if specified
–250 nm – 6 µm (50% T cut-on wavelength)
+/- 1.5% (UV and Visible range)
>OD5, measured (UV and Visible range)
Ts, Tp <5% difference
<20 Ω/sq with T>90% (Visible range)
MIL-PRF-13830B App B and App C, MIL-C-675C, MIL-C-48497A,
Agilent Cary Spectrophotometers
Shimadzu FTIR Spectrophotometer
Silver optical coatings are a popular design choice for multi-spectral broadband applications, but their tendency to tarnish typically limits their lifetime or requires additional protective coatings. With Penn Optical Coatings’ new formulations, we are able to increase the lifetime of optical mirrors.
Penn Optical Coatings has developed one of the largest tooling and fixturing libraries available, including proprietary flexible tooling to mount optics from 1 millimeter to 1 meter. This can dramatically reduce or even eliminate the cost of tooling for your optical coating run, and reduce turnaround time by weeks.