UPCOMING TRADE SHOWS/EXHIBITIONS
  • The Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation
    December 13 - 18th, 2020
    The Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation
    Virtual Show
    Exhibition Dates: 13-18 Dec 2020
  • BiOS / Photonics West
    March 6 - 11th, 2021
    The Moscone Center
    San Francisco, CA.
    BiOS Booth #8341
    Photonics West Booth #: 3341
  • Defense & Commercial Sensing
    April 28 - 30th, 2021
    Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
    Orlando, CA
    Exhibition Dates: 11 - 15 April 2020
    Booth #TBD
  • SPIE - OPTIFAB
    October 18 - 21st, 2021
    Rochester Riverside Convention Center
    Rochester, NY
    Booth # TBD

ION ASSISTED E-BEAM DEPOSITION

Ion assisted e-beam deposition or IBAD or IAD (not to be confused with ion beam induced deposition, IBID) is a materials engineering technique which combines ion implantation with simultaneous sputtering or another physical vapor deposition technique. Besides providing independent control of parameters such as ion energy, temperature and arrival rate of atomic species during deposition, this technique is especially useful to create a gradual transition between the substrate material and the deposited film, and for depositing films with less built-in strain than is possible by other techniques. These two properties can result in films with a much more durable bond to the substrate. Experience has shown that some meta-stable compounds like cubic boron nitride (c-BN), can only be formed in thin films when bombarded with energetic ions during the deposition process.

Wavelengths: UV-Mid IR 240nm to 2500nm

Sizes: 2mm to 355mm

 

Products

  • Windows

  • Lenses

  • Mirrors

  • Beamsplitters

  • AR coatings

  • Prisms

  • Long & shortpass filters

  • Dichroic filters

  • Image quality filters

  • Neutral density filters; UV,

    VIS, NIR, IR

  • Laser coatings

 

Benefits

  • Durable and environmentally stable

  • Large usable coated area for large

    optics

  • Stress-free coatings for low-surface

    distortion

  • Parts coated to size for low unit cost

  • Improved UV transmission

  • High laser damage threshold