technologies and processes available to manufacture optical filters and
replicated mirrors is key to the realization of an effective solution for an
optical product design.
companies are limited in their capabilities and resources, Newport strives to
assemble the broad base of processes and expertise required to give our
customers the best solution to their specific requirements. This diversity
allows solutions which are cost effective while maintaining stringent
For further information about our ability to configure a solution to meet your
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evaporated films and sputtered films to hybrid
solutions, our broad base of deposition
equipment and processes meet the requirements of
the most demanding applications.
Combining our filters in
assemblies provide interesting and effective
solutions to problems. Our hybrid construction
capabilities are field proven and cost
Replication is the
process of manufacturing optics by transferring
the optical surface of a master (or mold) to one
or more copies of the surface. The copies, which
only approximate the final surface before
replication, then take on the precise
characteristics of the master surface.
We use well known U.S. Military specifications
to define the requirements for Surface Quality
of our products and the inspection methods to be
used to determine conformance to the stated
optical filters and coatings are manufactured using two
patented processes for the deposition of metal oxide thin
film optical coatings; Reactive Ion Plating (RIP) and Hybrid
Plasma Deposition (HPD). Both processes yield highly dense,
thin film coatings with extraordinary hardness,
abrasion resistance, and adhesion to the
Replication Justification Replication is
an effective means of locating optical surfaces
in otherwise inaccessable locations, producing
lightweight or low inertia optics, and/or
reducing optical system cost. Learn more
about the benefits of replication in this
Selection of construction method and
manufacturing processes directly impacts filter
lifetime. From thermal and environmental
challenges to spectral stability in variable
exposure applications, millions of filters
deployed decades ago continue to perform in
Replication Limitations Limitations of
replicated optics must be taken into
consideration when choosing the best solution.
Our in depth understanding of these limiting
factors ensure that our customers are satisfied
when replication is used to meet their needs..
are tested for reliability and our processes
continually refined with the latest analytical
instruments and methods assembled to meet the
specific requirements of our customers products.
Replication Substrates Replication
substrate materials can have a significant
impact on the accuracy and stability of the
replicated product. A general background in the
influencing factors is critical when selecting
the appropriate substrate requirements.
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