ISO 9001 - AS 9100 - ITAR Standard & Custom Optical Filters and Coatings


Ion assisted e-beam deposition or IBAD or IAD (not to be confused with ion beam induced deposition, IBID) is a materials engineering technique that 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



  • Windows

  • Lenses

  • Mirrors

  • Beamsplitters

  • AR coatings

  • Prisms

  • Long & shortpass filters

  • Dichroic filters

  • Image quality filters

  • Neutral density filters; UV,

    VIS, NIR, IR

  • Laser coatings



  • Durable and environmentally stable

  • Large usable coated area for large


  • Stress-free coatings for low-surface


  • Parts coated to size for low unit cost

  • Improved UV transmission

  • High laser damage threshold