VPT's unique Ion Beam Sputtering technology offers extremely dense and durable coatings with outstanding spectral performance.
VPT now offers a precision Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) system through our partnership with Cutting Edge Coatings GmbH of Hannover, Germany. www.cutting-edge-coatings.com . Cutting Edge Coatings Gmbh is a spin off company of the World famous Laser Zentrum Hannover.
Our unique Ion Beam Sputtering technology offers extremely dense and durable coatings with outstanding spectral performance. In fact, IBS coating technology is already widely used to produce highly precise coatings for applications like High Laser Damage Threshold Coatings, Fluorescence, Microscopy and Raman Spectroscopy. Because IBS coatings have an extremely low defect density you can create a layer structure that will have minimal absorption when compared to other technologies. This means that the resultant coatings will have very losses.
IBS coatings also exhibit superior thermal stability in terms of wavelength shift as a function of temperature due to their dense nature. And very complex spectral characteristics can be achieved repeatably, due to the extreme accuracy in layer thickness achieved through the combination of optical broad band monitoring and time-thickness control.
Ion Beam Sputtering opens new markets and applications with the flexibility to produce many different types of high quality optical coatings.